Special Olympics has released NEW universal branding!! To find out more about logo usage and the new branding click here.
Please contact Regan Diller with any questions regarding logo usage.
Commercial Messages on Athlete Uniform and Competition Numbers- In order to avoid commercial exploitation of persons with intellectual disabilities, no uniforms, and no bibs or other signs bearing competition numbers, that are worn by Special Olympics athletes during any competition or during any opening or closing ceremonies of any Games may be emblazoned with commercial names or commercial messages. The only commercial markings that may be displayed on athletes’ uniforms during Games competitions and opening and closing ceremonies are the normal commercial marking of the manufacturer. For purposes of this discussion, “normal commercial markings” are limited to the following:
a. On larger clothing items, such as shirts, jackets, pants, jerseys, and sweatshirts, one logo or commercial name per clothing item is permissible, if that name or display does not exceed an area of size square inches or about thirty-nine square centimeters (such as a display measuring 2” x 3” of 5.08 cm X 7.62 cm):
b. On small clothing items, such as caps, socks, hats, gloves and belts, one logo or commercial name per clothing item is permissible, if that name or display does not exceed an area of three square inches in 19.35 square centimeters; and
c. On athletic shoes, no logos or commercial names are permissible except for name and logos that are included in the manufacturer on athletic shoes that are sold to the general public.
Allowable Space for Commercial Markings is 3" Wide by 2" tall!
** Please note that in addition to commercial messages each sport may have specific guidelines to the size and location of numbers and team names ~ check under competition for sport specific recommendations.**