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The summer games come to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in 2019.
In July 2018, Special Olympics begins a year-long celebration of 50 years of joy, courage and empowerment.
The USA games come to Seattle Washington 1 to 6 July 2018.
From 16-20 April 2018, 1,000 Special Olympics Australia athletes will compete in 11 sports!
The pinnacle event of the Special Olympics Australia calendar, 1,000 athletes with intellectual disability will compete in 11 sports in Adelaide at the 11th National Summer Games. Competition will inlcude: Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling (Tenpin), Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Sailing, Swimming and Tennis.
180 athletes and teammates and 50 coaches from 7 states will participate in our National Games in: athletics; unified basketball; unified bocce; judo; rhythmic gymnastics; swimming; open water; tennis; table tennis; unified futsal; unified beach volleyball.
Athletics, Badminton, Bocce, Cycling, and Football to take place.
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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.
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.
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.
Athletics, Football, Swimming, Volleyball will take place
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Cycling, Football, Golf, Handball, Swimming, Volleyball, and Beach Volleyball.
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.
Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Football, Swimming in the Special Olympics Rwanda Agaciro Unified Cup 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.