Athlete’s Code Of Conduct

Special Olympics BC athletes are the most visible and important members of our organization and are required to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects the beliefs and philosophy of Special Olympics BC. Special Olympics BC athletes are required to:

Fulfill the responsibilities and expectations of being a Special Olympics BC athlete:

  • Make a commitment to sport training and follow through with that commitment.
  • Dedicate yourself to improving, both as an athlete and as a person.
  • Follow the policies and procedures of Special Olympics BC.

Set an example for other athletes:

  • Refrain from drinking or using profanity during Special Olympics programs or events.
  • Avoid any behaviour that may be misunderstood or misinterpreted by other athletes.
  • Maintain self-control at all times.
  • Treat everyone fairly within the context of the activity, regardless of gender, place of origin, colour, sexual orientation, religion, political belief or economic status.
  • Be helpful to and supportive of everyone associated with Special Olympics.

Demonstrate good sportsmanship and cooperation:

  • Ensure that the Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath guides your actions.
  • Respect the rules and support the decisions of all sport officials and committees.
  • Be respectful during ceremonies and help other athletes be the same.
  • Praise other athletes for their efforts and encourage them to celebrate the successes of others.
  • Support and encourage Special Olympics volunteers and staff.