Athletes Rights & Responsibilities

This section explores the rights and responsibilities for Special Olympics athletes, in and through Sport.

  • Athlete Appeals
    Athlete
    ATHLETE APPEALS If you are unhappy with a decision regarding eligibility or participation, you have the right to an appeal. If you would like to submit an appeal to Special Olympics Ontario please fill out the Appeals & Complaints Submission form.
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  • Athlete Code of Conduct
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    ATHLETE CODE OF CONDUCT An athlete shall: Adhere to the Athlete Rights and Responsibilities Maintain high standards of conduct, which includes self-control and responsible behaviour. An athlete should consider the well being of others and display courtesy and good manners. Avoid profane or abusive language and disruptive behaviour including behaviour that is dangerous to self and/or others including acts of violence, harassment, physical or sexual abuse.
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  • Athlete Oath
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    ATHLETE OATH “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave at the attempt” Eunice Kennedy Shriver jotted down the Special Olympics athlete oath on the morning of July 20, 1968 — just ahead of the opening of the very first Special Olympics International Games.
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  • Rights & Responsibilities
    Athlete
    ATHLETE RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES I have the RIGHT to belong to Special Olympics Ontario (SOO). It is my RESPONSIBILITY to uphold its Oath and be dedicated to my sport and my team. I have the RIGHT to be treated fairly and equally.
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