Special Olympics is where athletes with intellectual disabilities celebrate and are celebrated for their accomplishments. It’s often the first time that our athletes have truly taken center stage and been recognized as individuals. And the focus is not limited to sports. In diverse areas like healthcare, leadership training, legislative self advocacy and employment, Special Olympics takes a leadership role.
1. Adhere to the Athlete
Code of Conduct.
2. Maintain high standards of moral and ethical conduct that includes self-control and responsible behavior. An athlete should consider the physical and emotional well-being of others and display courtesy and good manners. An athlete shall not engage in any sexual activity.
3. Avoid profane or abusive language and disruptive behavior including behavior that is dangerous to self or others including acts of violence, physical or sexual abuse, or harassment.
4. Abide by the rules of competition especially the Official Special Olympics Sports Rules.
5. Abstain from transporting, storing, and/or consuming alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and/or illegal substances when participating in any Special Olympics sponsored or sanctioned activities. These activities include, but are not limited to, training/practice sessions and competition events.
6. Abstain from all illegal activity.
7. Honor the Special Olympics Athlete Oath.