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  • Apr 28 - Apr 29
    Special Olympics Bénin National Games
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    Sat Apr 28 - Sun Apr 29, 2018
     
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    Porto-Novo
    Benin

    Special Olympics Bénin National Games

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    Sat Apr 28 - Sun Apr 29, 2018
     

    Athletics, Badminton, Bocce, Cycling, and Football to take place.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Stade Charles de Gaulle
    Esplanade de Gaulle
    Porto-Novo
    Benin
  • May 09 - May 11
    24th Special Olympics Iran national Games
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    Wed May 9 - Fri May 11, 2018
     
    location
    Gorgan
    Golestan
    Iran

    24th Special Olympics Iran national Games

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    Wed May 9 - Fri May 11, 2018
     

    The 24th games will be held in Gorgan, Golestan state, Iran with 300 athletes and 300 coaches, family members, volunteers and executive staff. 3 sports event: Athletics, Bocce, 5-a-side football, and Basketball as demonstration plus 2 initiative event: Healthy athlete and the Family forum will be held.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Gorgan city Sport complex
    Gorgan, Imam sport complex
    Gorgan, Golestan
    Iran
    The events will be held in Sport complex and the athletes will stay in Behzisty Toskastan complex.
  • May 11 - May 13
    South Carolina State Summer Games
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    Fri May 11 - Sun May 13, 2018
     
    location
    Columbia
    South Carolina
    USA

    South Carolina State Summer Games

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    Fri May 11 - Sun May 13, 2018
     

    Special Olympics South Carolina hosts more than 1400+ athletes, unified partners and coaches for the State Summer Games at the largest army training base in the country. Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina hosts the event with competition opportunities in aquatics, athletics (track & field), bocce (over 21 years old), bowling (under 21 years old), gymnastics and softball.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Ft. Jackson – Columbia
    Strom Thurmond Blvd.
    Columbia, South Carolina
    USA
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  • May 18 - May 20
    Louisiana State Summer Games
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    Fri May 18 - Sun May 20, 2018
     
    location
    Hammond
    Louisiana
    USA

    Louisiana State Summer Games

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    Fri May 18 - Sun May 20, 2018
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Powerlifting and Unified Volleyball. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Southeastern Louisiana University
    500 W University Ave.
    Hammond, Louisiana
    USA
  • May 25 - May 26
    Special Olympics Uganda National Games
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    Fri May 25 - Sat May 26, 2018
     
    location
    Kampala
    Uganda

    Special Olympics Uganda National Games

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    Fri May 25 - Sat May 26, 2018
     

    Athletics, Football, Swimming, Volleyball will take place

    Venue(s)
    location
    Lugogo Sports Complex
    Plot 2-10 Coronation Avenue , National Council of Sports Complex Lugogo
    Kampala
    Uganda
  • May 31 - Jun 02
    State Summer Games
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    Thu May 31 - Sat Jun 02, 2018
     
    location
    Mount Pleasant
    Michigan
    USA

    State Summer Games

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    Thu May 31 - Sat Jun 02, 2018
     

    The State Summer Games is the largest Special Olympics Michigan event with 2,600 SOMI athletes along with an additional 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members and spectators attending each year. Ten types of competition are offered at the State Summer Games each year, including athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, power lifting, swimming, weightlifting, volleyball, developmental athletics and motor activities training program. Athletes compete in State Summer Games after qualifying at local competitions throughout the year. The State Summer Games is one of six annual statewide competitions for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Special Olympics Michigan programs are offered at no cost to the athletes or their families. The State Summer Games is proudly presented by SpartanNash, the only Statewide Premier Gold Medallion Partner of Special Olympics Michigan.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Central Michigan University
    2400 East Campus Drive
    Mount Pleasant, Michigan
    USA
  • Jun 01 - Jun 03
    Kansas State Summer Games
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    Fri Jun 1 - Sun Jun 03, 2018
     
    location
    Wichita
    Kansas
    USA

    Kansas State Summer Games

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    Fri Jun 1 - Sun Jun 03, 2018
     

    The State Summer Games will be held in Maize, June 1-3. Competition events on Friday are: Swimming, Cycling and Tennis. The Track & Field Events will be held Saturday & Sunday. Opening Ceremonies will take place on Friday, June 1. For more information about Summer Games, please contact Tim Rehder at rehdert@ksso.org


    Related Link(s):Learn more

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Maize South High School
    3701 N Tyler Rd
    Wichita, Kansas
    USA
  • Jun 10 - Jun 12
    Special Olympics Kenya 50th Anniversary National Games
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    Sun Jun 10 - Tue Jun 12, 2018
     
    location
    Nairobi
    Kenya

    Special Olympics Kenya 50th Anniversary National Games

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    Sun Jun 10 - Tue Jun 12, 2018
     

    Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Cycling, Football, Golf, Handball, Swimming, Volleyball, and Beach Volleyball.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Safaricom Stadium
    Kasarani
    Nairobi
    Kenya
  • Jun 14 - Jun 17
    2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games
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    Thu Jun 14 - Sun Jun 17, 2018
     
    location
    Dublin
    Ireland

    2018 Special Olympics Ireland Games

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    Thu Jun 14 - Sun Jun 17, 2018
     

    Circa 1,600 athletes from all corners of Ireland will participate in the 4-day residential Games in 13 sports competitions and a Motor Activities Training Programme. Competitions will include Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Kayaking, Swimming, Tenpin Bowling, Table Tennis, and Pitch & Putt.

    Venue(s)
    location

    Dublin
    Ireland
  • Jun 20 - Jun 22
    Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 2018
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    Wed Jun 20 - Fri Jun 22, 2018
     
    location
    Kigali
    Rwanda

    Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 2018

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    Wed Jun 20 - Fri Jun 22, 2018
     

    Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Football, Swimming in the Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 2018.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Amahoro National Stadium
    Remera
    Kigali
    Rwanda
  • Jul 01 - Jul 06
    USA Games
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    Sun Jul 1 - Fri Jul 06, 2018
     
    location
    Seattle
    WA
    USA

    USA Games

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    Sun Jul 1 - Fri Jul 06, 2018
     

    The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will showcase the awe-inspiring abilities of thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport, and celebrate the transformative power of Special Olympics.


    Related Link(s):USA Games

    Venue(s)
    location
    University of Washington
    3800 Montlake Blvd NE.
    Seattle, WA
    USA
  • Jul 14 - Jul 15
    Summer State Games
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    Sat Jul 14 - Sun Jul 15, 2018
     
    location
    Corvallis
    OR
    USA

    Summer State Games

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    Sat Jul 14 - Sun Jul 15, 2018
     

    The largest annual competition event for Special Olympics Oregon, the Summer Games will host 2,000 athletes, 600 coaches and 1,300 volunteers over the course of two days. The campus of Oregon State University creates a truly unique village-like experience for athletes from the 30 local programs around the state that will travel for the athletic competition.


    Related Link(s):Summer State Games

    Venue(s)
    location
    Oregon State University
    660 SW 26th St.
    Corvallis, OR
    USA
    Softball & Bocce hosted at Oregon State University Athletics hosted at Corvallis High School Golf hosted at Trysting Tree Golf Club Games Ceremonies hosted at Reser Stadium
  • Jul 17 - Jul 22
    Special Olympics 50th Anniversary
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    Tue Jul 17 - Sun Jul 22, 2018
     
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    3 venues
    USA

    Special Olympics 50th Anniversary

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    Tue Jul 17 - Sun Jul 22, 2018
     

    The spark that became today's Special Olympics movement ignited at the first 1968 International Summer Games in Chicago, Ill., USA. Five decades later, we are returning to Chicago to launch the year-long Special Olympics 50th Anniversary celebrations. Here's what we have planned so far: From 17 to 21 July, the inaugural Special Olympics Unified Football Cup competition will team people with and without intellectual disabilities from all over the world. A total of 24 teams -- from every region of the world -- will take part. These include 16 men's teams and eight women's teams. On 20 July, The Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Law Enforcement Torch Run Commemorative Run will include Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from Illinois and elsewhere. On 22 July, in Chicago and around the world, a day for everyone to celebrate the history of Special Olympics and its bright future. Athletes from the first 1968 Games will be joined by today's athletes to tell their stories of empowerment. Members of the public, Special Olympics families and others come together on the playing field for Unified Sports experiences. Change the Game Day will be a global festival of togetherness and sharing for all. Join us as we play together, learn from each other, and chart an inspiring course for the future!


    Venue(s)
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    Unified Football Cup
    Toyota Park
    7000 Harlem Ave
    Bridgeview, Illinois
    USA
    From 17 to 21 July, the Special Olympics Unified Football Cup competition will team people with and without intellectual disabilities from all over the world.
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    50th Anniversary Torch Run
    Throughout the City
    Route to be announced
    Chicago, Illinois
    USA
    On 20 July, Commemorative Run will include Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from Illinois and elsewhere.
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  • Oct 19 - Oct 21
    2018 State Fall Classic
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    Fri Oct 19 - Sun Oct 21, 2018
     
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    Carencro
    LA
    USA

    2018 State Fall Classic

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    Fri Oct 19 - Sun Oct 21, 2018
     

    This is a state event for all areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Swimming, Horseshoes, and Softball. Sign up to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


    Venue(s)
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    Pelican Park
    110 Softball Dr.
    Carencro, LA
    USA
  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
    location
    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.