Special Olympics Sports

For its 37th edition, Défi sportif AlterGo is organising competitions in collaboration with Special Olympics (SO) Québec. The featured competitions are a model for the development of each discipline. It enables clubs from Quebec and Ontario to compete with each other and prepare for world competitions. Four Special Olympics sports are featured on the Défi sportif AlterGo 2020 program.

Boccia for Special Olympics athletes - Défi sportif AlterGo


Boccia is a precision-dependent sport, similar to bocci. Athletes develop interpersonal relationships, improve their physical condition and increase their self-esteem. The tournament is held at the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard on May 2, 2020.

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Rhythmic gymnastics for Special olympics athletes - Défi sportif AlterGo

Rythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnastics combines elements of classical dance, gymnastics, dance and dexterity in the manipulation of apparatus. The SO rhythmic gymnastics competition will be held at Claude Robillard Sports Centre on May 2, 2020.

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At the Défi sportif AlterGo, the Special Olympics swimming event, distances from 25 to 400 meters. Four styles prevail: freestyle, back stroke, the crawl and the butterfly. There are also relay races. Competitions will be held from May 2 to May 3, 2020.

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Special Olympics Soccer event - Défi sportif AlterGo


Soccer is a popular sport for all athletes, including those with functional limitations. During the 37th Défi sportif AlterGo, the SO soccer tournament will be held at Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard on May 2, 2020.

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