Each sport is designated as Spring, Summer and Winter sports offerings.
Local competitions are hosted under the guidance of our Sport & Competition Manager, Jarrod Copland (firstname.lastname@example.org), who is responsible for ensuring that the organization and quality of the competition meets the standards established by Special Olympics Ontario.
District and Community Competitions include:
- Virtual Competitions
- Provincial Qualifiers
Provincial Games are held on a rotating basis over a four-year period. Athletes based on age, gender, performance and regional endorsement are selected from Provincial Games to advance to National Games. Special Olympics athletes who compete in lower and middle skill levels have an equal opportunity to advance to a higher level of competition as those athletes who have participated in a more advanced skill level. To ensure that this is so, athlete advancement is determined by an individual's performance relative to his/her peers of equal skill level. Once Team Ontario members are announced, competitors will be registered in events according to their results achieved at the Provincial Games in the year preceding National Games.
NATIONAL AND WORLD
National Games are held every two (2) years on a rotating basis (summer & winter). Athletes are selected from National Games to advance to World Games, also held every two years on a rotating winter and summer basis. For more information on National or World Games respectively, follow the links below.