Athlete Code of Conduct

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."


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 now swear or insult other persons.
I will not fight with other athletes, coaches, volunteers or staff.


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 and competitions.
I will not "hold back" in preliminaries just to get into an easier final heat.


I will not make inappropriate or unwanted physical, verbal or sexual advances on others.
I will not drink alcohol, smoke or take illegal drugs while representing Special Olympics at training sessions, competition or during Games.
I will not take drugs for the purpose of improving my performance.
I will obey all laws and Special Olympics rules.

I understand that if I do not obey this Code of Conduct my program may not allow me to participate.