Able Magazine have worked with Special Olympics GB for a long time, so it was a privilege to have again been selected as media partner for their latest event, the Anniversary Games. Anyone that attended the Games will have seen Able Magazine being enthusiastically handed out by Games volunteers – for which we’re very grateful.

Held in Stirling, Scotland, the Games celebrated Special Olympics GB’s 40th anniversary of providing year-round sports training and competition opportunities for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities in Great Britain – and has since become the largest charity of its type in the UK.

This year’s Games saw 1,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across Great Britain and additional teams from abroad, take part in friendly competition in a range of sports.

The depth of support behind the scenes is also impressive with a further 400 coaches and officials, 500 volunteers and 5,000 family members and spectators in attendance.

Although Special Olympics sports are competitive, athletes are classified, in an attempt to cater for all ability levels, enabling athletes to enjoy sports including badminton, boccia, cycling, football, golf, athletics, table tennis, swimming and indoor bowls.

A new focus of the Games was ‘Play Unified’ that promotes friendship and camaraderie between disabled and non-disabled people through joint participation on and off the field of play.

Able Magazine staff attended every day of the Games capturing plenty of action from what was a very special event.

Hanging out with this year’s Special Olympics Great Britain Team Mascot, Wallace 😎 #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB#AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport

 

Hanging out with this year's Special Olympics Great Britain Team Mascot, Wallace 😎 #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport

Posted by Able Magazine on Thursday, 9 August 2018

 

Proud to be amongst so many talented athletes at Special Olympics Great Britain this evening at Forthbank Stadium #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #ForthbankStadium

 

Proud to be amongst so many talented athletes at Special Olympics Great Britain this evening at Forthbank Stadium #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #ForthbankStadium

Posted by Able Magazine on Thursday, 9 August 2018

 

Some flying 🚴 cyclists this morning 😎 at the Special Olympics Great Britain #SpecialOlympics #AbleMagazine #accesssport#Stirling #StirlingUniversity #cycling

 

Some flying 🚴 cyclists this morning 😎 at the Special Olympics Great Britain #SpecialOlympics #AbleMagazine #accesssport #Stirling #StirlingUniversity #cycling

Posted by Able Magazine on Friday, 10 August 2018

 

Some top table tennis 🎾 matches this morning at Special Olympics Great Britain 😎 at University of Stirling

 

Table tennis 🎾 is 🔥 heating up this afternoon at the Special Olympics Great Britain 😎 💪 ⚡ #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #tabletennis

Posted by Able Magazine on Friday, 10 August 2018

 

What a goal! Some great football this morning at Special Olympics Great Britain 😎  #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB#AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #football

 

What a goal! Some great football this morning at Special Olympics Great Britain 😎 ⚽ #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #football

Posted by Able Magazine on Friday, 10 August 2018

 

Some top class 🏊 swimming this afternoon at Special Olympics Great Britain #SpecialOlympics #AbleMagazine #accesssport#Stirling #StirlingUniversity #swimmimg

 

Some top class 🏊 swimming this afternoon at Special Olympics Great Britain #SpecialOlympics #AbleMagazine #accesssport #Stirling #StirlingUniversity #swimmimg

Posted by Able Magazine on Friday, 10 August 2018

 

Great to talk to Event Organiser, Laura Noble about this year’s Special Olympics Great Britain and why she’s excited to we working with Able Magazine   #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity

 

Great to talk to Event Organiser, Laura Noble about this year's Special Olympics Great Britain and why she's excited to we working with Able Magazine #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity

Posted by Able Magazine on Friday, 10 August 2018

 

Some great swings on the golf  course at Special Olympics Great Britain this evening 🌃 #SpecialOlympics#SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #golf

 

Some great swings on the golf ⛳ course at Special Olympics Great Britain this evening 🌃 #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #golf

Posted by Able Magazine on Friday, 10 August 2018

 

Go girls go 😎 🎉 some great scoring on the netball court at Special Olympics Great Britain #SpecialOlympics #AbleMagazine#accesssport #Stirling #StirlingUniversity #netball

 

Go girls go 😎 🎉 some great scoring on the netball court at Special Olympics Great Britain #SpecialOlympics #AbleMagazine #accesssport #Stirling #StirlingUniversity #netball

Posted by Able Magazine on Friday, 10 August 2018

 

Some great racing 🏁 on the track this morning at the Special Olympics Great Britain 😎 need for speed! #SpecialOlympics#AbleMagazine #accesssport #Stirling #StirlingUniversity #running

 

Some great racing 🏁 on the track this morning at the Special Olympics Great Britain 😎 need for speed! #SpecialOlympics #AbleMagazine #accesssport #Stirling #StirlingUniversity #running

Posted by Able Magazine on Saturday, 11 August 2018

 

It’s all getting going on the athletics track today with some long jump at the Special Olympics Great Britain 😎 #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #longjump

 

It's all getting going on the athletics track today with some long jump at the Special Olympics Great Britain 😎 💪 #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #longjump

Posted by Able Magazine on Saturday, 11 August 2018

 

Getting going with shot put this morning at the Special Olympics Great Britain 💪 #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB#AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #shotput

 

Getting going with shot put this morning at the Special Olympics Great Britain 💪 #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #shotput

Posted by Able Magazine on Saturday, 11 August 2018

 

Some great softball shots on the athletics track this morning at Special Olympics Great Britain 😎 #SpecialOlympics#SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #softball

 

Some great soft ball shots on the athletics track this morning at Special Olympics Great Britain 😎 #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #softball

Posted by Able Magazine on Saturday, 11 August 2018

 

Some tense matches on the badminton 🏸 court this afternoon at Special Olympics Great Britain😎 good luck to all athletes!   #SpecialOlympics #AbleMagazine #accesssport #Stirling #StirlingUniversity #badminton

 

Some tense matches on the badminton 🏸 court this afternoon at Special Olympics Great Britain😎 good luck to all athletes! #SpecialOlympics #AbleMagazine #accesssport #Stirling #StirlingUniversity #badminton

Posted by Able Magazine on Saturday, 11 August 2018

 

Some great athletes competing on the Boccia court today  at Special Olympics Great Britain😎 #SpecialOlympics#SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #boccia

 

Some great athletes competing on the Boccia court today ☺️ at Special Olympics Great Britain😎 #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #boccia

Posted by Able Magazine on Saturday, 11 August 2018

 

Congrats to all the talented women at Special Olympics Great Britain today ☺️ Some fantastic talent in today #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #badminton

 

Congrats to all the talented women at Special Olympics Great Britain today ☺️ Some fantastic talent in 🏸 today #SpecialOlympics #SpecialOlympicsGB #AbleMagazine #Stirling #accesssport #StirlingUniversity #badminton

Posted by Able Magazine on Friday, 10 August 2018