While Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports, Special Olympics Indiana offers year-round sports training and athletic competition in 19 of those Olympic-type sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 18,000 athletes across Indiana.

Athletes can compete at a variety of levels that accommodate a diverse range of abilities. In addition, peers without an intellectual disability can train and compete with athletes in the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program, which brings together athletes with and without disabilities of similar age and athletic ability to train and compete on the same sports teams.

The sports listed below are currently offered by Special Olympics. Those with a circle icon are currently offered by both Special Olympics Indiana and Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties. Those with a square icon are offered by Special Olympics Indiana, but currently not by Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties.

ALPINE SKIING

Regulation
Unfied Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): Winter Games

ATHLETICS/
TRACK & FIELD

Modified
Regulation
Unfied Sport

Area Event(s): Spring Games

State Event(s): Summer Games

BADMINTON

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

BASKETBALL

Individual SkillS Competition
Modified
Regulation
Unfied Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): Sectionals
State Basketball Tournament

BOCCE

Regulation
Unfied Sport

Area Event(s): Spring Games

State Event(s): Summer Games

BOWLING

Modified
Regulation
Unfied Sport

Area Event(s):
Bowling Tournament

State Event(s): Summer Games
Fall State Bowling Tournament

COMPETITIVE CHEER

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

CORN TOSS

Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s): Area Tournament

State Event(s): EKS Games

CRICKET

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

CYCLING

Modified
Regulation
Unfied Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): Summer Games

DANCE SPORT

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

DISTANCE RUN/WALK

Modified
Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): EKS Games

EQUESTRIAN

Modified
Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): EKS Games

FLAG FOOTBALL

Individual Skills Competition
Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): EKS Games

FLOOR HOCKEY

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

FLOORBALL

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

FIGURE SKATING

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

GOLF

Individual Skill Competition
Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s): Area Golf Tournament

State Event(s): EKS Games

GYMNASTICS – ARTISTIC

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

HANDBALL

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

HORSESHOES

Modified
Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): Summer Games

JUDO

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

KAYAKING

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

MOTOR ACTIVITY
TRAINING PROGRAM

Modified

Area Event(s): Spring Games

State Event(s): Summer Games

NETBALL

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

POWERLIFTING

Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): Summer Games

ROLLER SKATING

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

SAILING

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

SHORT TRACK
SPEED SKATING

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

SNOWBOARDING

Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): Winter Games

SNOWSHOEING

Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): Winter Games

SOCCER

Modified
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): Summer Games

SOFTBALL

Individual Skills Competition
Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): EKS Games

SWIMMING

Modified
Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): Summer Games

OPEN WATER
SWIMMING

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

TABLE TENNIS

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

TENNIS

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

TRIATHLON

Area Event(s):

State Event(s):

VOLLEYBALL

Individual Skills Competition
Regulation
Unified Sport

Area Event(s):

State Event(s): Summer Games
EKS Games