Become an Athlete
Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. There are about 200 million people with intellectual disabilities around the world. Our goal is to reach out to every one of them – and their families as well.
Who is eligible ?
To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics UAE programs, athletes must:
- Be 8 years of age or older, and 2.5 to 7 years old for Young Athletes
- Have a up to date Medical and Consent form
- Identified by a professional to have one of the following conditions: Intellectual disability; Cognitive delay as determined by standardized measures such as intelligence quotient or other generally accepted measures; Closely related development disability (functional limitations in both learning and adaptive skills)