Special Olympics Ohio offers year-round sports training and athletic competition in 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 20,000 athletes across the state.

Athletes can compete at a variety of levels that accommodate a diverse range of abilities.

Alpine Skiing


State competition for Alpine Skiing takes place at the Outdoor Winter Games at Perfect North in January.
Alpine Skiing Manual
Alpine Skiing Resources and Rules

Athletics


State Competition for Athletics takes place at State Summer Games at The Ohio State University in late June.
Athletics Manual
Athletics Resources and Rules

Basketball


State Competition for Basketball takes place at Indoor Winter Games at Bowling Green State University in early March.
Basketball Manual
Basketball Resources and Rules

Bocce


State Competition for Bocce takes place at State Summer Games at The Ohio State University in late June.
Bocce Manual
Bocce Resources and Rules

Bowling


State Competition for Bowling takes place at State Summer Games at The Ohio State University in late June.
Bowling Manual
Bowling Resources and Rules

Competitive Cheerleading


State Competition for Cheerleading takes place at Indoor Winter Games at Bowling Green State University in early March.
Cheerleading Manual
Cheerleading Resources and Rules

Equestrian


State Competition for Equestrian takes place in the fall.
Equestrian Manual
Equestrian Resources and Rules

Flag Football


State Competition for Flag Football takes place in the fall at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.
Flag Football Manual
Flag Football Rules

Golf


State Competition for Golf takes place in the fall in Cincinnati.
Golf Manual
Golf Resources and Rules

Gymnastics


State Competition for Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics takes place at State Summer Games at The Ohio State University in late June.
Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Manual
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Manual
Artistic Gymnastics Resources and Rules
Rhythmic Gymnastics Manual
Rhythmic Gymnastics Resources and Rules

Powerlifting


State Competition for Powerlifting takes place at State Summer Games at The Ohio State University in late June.
Powerlifting Manual
Powerlifting Resources and Rules

Snowboarding


State competition for Snowboarding takes place at the Outdoor Winter Games at Perfect North in January.
Snowboarding Resources and Rules

Softball


State Competition for Softball takes place in the fall at Sports Force Park in Sandusky.
Softball Manual
Softball Resources and Rules

Swimming


State Competition for Swimming takes place at Indoor Winter Games at Bowling Green State University in early March.
Swimming Manual
Swimming Resources and Rules

Tennis


State Competition for Tennis takes place at State Summer Games at The Ohio State University in late June.
Tennis Manual
Tennis Resources and Rules

Volleyball


State Competition for Volleyball takes place at State Summer Games at The Ohio State University in late June.
Volleyball Manual
Volleyball Resources and Rules