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Mission:  To provide year–round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic–type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Founded in 2000

 Participants:                         Registered athletes and participants:              7,663

(per the 2008 Census)         Coaches:                                                                160

                                                Competitions                                                        2

 International Events:         

Participated in the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games in North Carolina, USA

Participated in the 2003 Special Olympics World Summer Game in Dublin, Ireland

Participated in the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Nagano, Japan

Participated in the 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai, China

Participated in the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Idaho, USA

Participated in the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece

 Regional Events:                 

4th MENA Regional Games in Tunis, Tunisia, 2004

5th MENA Regional Games in Dubai, UAE, 2006

6th  MENA Regional Games in Abu-Dhabi, UAE, 2009

7th  MENA Regional Games in Damascus, Syria, 2010

14 Official Sports:                Summer sports:

                                                Aquatics                 Athletics                                Badminton             Cycling                   Football 

Table Tennis          Volleyball               Floor Hockey        Speed Skating       Bocce

Powerlifting          Booling

Summer sports:

Snowshoeing        alpine_skiing       


Executive Staff:                    Dr. Asghar Dadkhah, Chairman
Phone:                                   +98 21 2255-2930

Fax:                                         +98 21 2255-2930

Mail:                                       Special Olympics Iran


University of Welfare and Rehabilitation

Evin, Kudakyar Ave.,

Tehran 19834