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Special Olympics Alaska athletes train in 14 sports throughout the year. Through local training athletes can qualify to compete at their local level, Special Olympics State and National Games along with World Summer and Winter Games, which alternate every other year in locations around the globe. Special Olympics Alaska was the host program of the 2001 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

In addition to training in traditional sports programs, Special Olympics athletes have the opportunity to train in Unified Sports. Unified Sports brings together Special Olympics athletes and people without intellectual disabilities to train and compete as teammates.

Special Olympics Alaska Sports include: Alpine Skiing, Athletics (Track & Field), Aquatics (Swimming), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Snowboarding, and Snowshoeing