Stirling welcomes Special Olympics Anniversary Games

Scottish Disability Sport are delighted to support and welcome Special Olympics Scotland to Stirling to host their 40th Anniversary Games.

The Games are hosted in Stirling between the 9-13th August 2018 and will welcome 1,200 athletes, 400 coaches and officials, 500 volunteers and attract 5,000 family members and spectators to the event from across the UK and Europe.

The evening of Thursday 9th August saw the event's Opening Ceremony hosted at Forthbank Stadium with presenters Greg Wallace and Gail Porter and special guests Red Hot Chilli Pipers headlining the celebration.

The games consist of three days of competition, with athletes competing in nine different sports:

  • Badminton
  • Boccia
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Athletics (lower ability)
  • Table tennis
  • Swimming (lower ability)
  • Indoor Rink Bowls

All sports are divisioned to cater for all ability levels, including exclusive lower ability competition in swimming, athletics and multi activity training programme (MATP), enabling very low ability and multi disability athletes to enjoy competing at a high-profile national games.

Laura Davies, Special Olympics GB rep, said: "We are delighted to welcome all the athletes to Stirling for the Games, it's great to see all the athletes and families full of smiles, fun competition and sportsmanship- exactly what the Special Olympics is all about."

Scottish Disability Sport would like to wish Special Olympics Scotland, and all the athletes, coaches, volunteers and partners involved, success at the 40th Anniversary Games. For full information on the Anniversary Games, the sports schedule, and latest news and press updates please visit:

If you would like to find out more information about disability sport in the Central area please contact SDS RDM Cheryl Lappin on 07577 830 360.


Pictures of the event can be seen at our govern body, Scottish Disability Sport, via their website.

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