2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games


The 14th edition of the Special Olympics World Summer Games opens in Los Angeles on July 25th this year. Over 7,000 athletes from all over the world will compete across 25 sports.

Gymnastics will be present in the form of Artistic and Rhythmic. Details of the schedule are below. Note that the description may not be exact, information is via the Special Olympics website.

Sunday July 26th

  • 10am – 12pm Rhythmic Divisioning
  • 12.30 – 2.30pm Rhythmic Divisioning
  • 3.30 – 5.30pm Rhythmic Divisioning
  • 6 – 6.30pm Rhythmic Divisioning

Monday July 27th

  • 9am – 11am Rhythmic Divisioning
  • 11.30am – 1.30pm Rhythmic Divisioning
  • 2pm – 4pm
  • 4.30 – 6.30pm

Tuesday July 28th

  • 9am – 11am Rhythmic Finals
  • 11.30 – 1.30pm Rhythmic Finals
  • 3 – 5pm Rhythmic Finals
  • 5.30 – 6pm Medal Ceremony

Thursday July 30th

  • 10am – 11.30am Artistic Divisioning
  • 2 – 3.30pm Artistic Divisioning
  • 5 – 6.30pm Artistic Divisioning

Friday July 31st

  • 9 – 10am Artistic Divisioning
  • 11.30 – 1pm Artistic Divisioning
  • 2.30 – 4pm Artistic Divisioning

Saturday August 1st

  • 9 – 10am Artistic Finals
  • 11.30am – 1pm Artistic Finals
  • 7 – 9pm Gala & High Performance Athlete demonstration

Information on Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Special Olympics:

Events for Competition
Level 1A (Rope, Hoop, Ball, Ribbon)
Level 1B (Rope, Hoop, Ball, Ribbon)
Level 2 (Hoop, Ball, Clubs, Ribbon)
Level 3 – 4 (Rope, Hoop, Ball, Clubs, Ribbon)
Group (Ball, Floor Exercise)
Differences of Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics: The Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics program closely follows FIG rules, on a scaled down level of difficulty. In FIG, only females are allowed to compete in Rhythmic Gymnastics. At Special Olympics, males can compete in the lower levels. Special Olympics also offers a level of competition for athletes who perform seated, which is not included in FIG.

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