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Code of Conduct

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETE'S CODE OF CONDUCT

Special Olympics is committed to the highest ideals of sport and expects all athletes to honour sports and Special Olympics. All Special Olympics athletes and Unified Sports® Partners agree to the following code :

Sportsmanship

  • I will practice good sportsmanship
  • I will act in ways that bring respect to me, my coaches, my team and Special Olympics
  • I will not use bad language
  • I will not swear or insult other persons
  • I will not fight with other athletes, coaches, volunteers, or staff

Training and Competition

  • I will train regularly
  • I will learn and follow the rules of my sport
  • I will listen to my coaches and the officials and ask questions when I do not understand
  • I will always try my best during training, divisioning and competitions
  • I will not “hold back” in preliminary competition just to get into an easier finals competition division

Responsibility for my Actions

  • I will not make inappropriate or unwanted physical, verbal, or sexual advances on others
  • I will not smoke in non-smoking areas
  • I will not drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs at Special Olympics events
  • I will not take drugs for the purpose of improving my performance
  • I will obey all laws and Special Olympics rules, the International Federation and the National Federation/Governing Body rules for my sport(s)

I understand that if I do not obey this Code of Conduct, I will be subject to a range of consequences by Special Olympics GB or a Games Organising Committee, up to and including not being allowed to participate.