Although Bowling does not belong to the Olympic sports, it is among the most popular sport in Special Olympics. It is a particularly beneficial sport to people with intellectual disabilities, regardless of their age or sports abilities, since it ensures physical exercise and at the same time participation and social integration. Plus, it’s great fun!


An athlete may participate in one of the following events (ramp bowling is available):

  • Singles
  • Doubles
  • Team (four-person)
  • Unified Doubles (one SOIA athlete with one Unified partner)
  • Unified Team (two SOIA athletes with two Unified partners)

2021 Competition 

Bowling will be held as modified area events this year.  Dates and times for the events will be released soon.

Event Links

Bowling Rules