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Special Olympics Annual Summer Games Have Started!

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UPDATE: Special Olympics 2020 Summer Games have been canceled or postponed at this time. This decision was carefully made after Special Olympics International consulted with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and after reviewing the latest guidance from the World Health Organization. The CDC, the World Health Organization and other health authorities are urging social distancing and other precautionary measures. As such, Special Olympics is committed to remaining vigilant and taking all necessary proactive steps to protect athletes, staff, coaches, volunteers, and communities. Check your local program for more information about events near you.

All across the nation, Special Olympics athletes are gearing up for their state’s annual Summer Games. These games give athletes the chance to compete in a variety of competition, such as aquatics, athletics, basketball, golf, gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic), tennis, and volleyball.

The Summer Games is a great opportunity for Special Olympics athletes to, not only compete, but meet and develop friendships with athletes around across their state. This year, over 71,000 athletes are expected to compete nationwide. Here are a few athletes competing this year who inspire us.


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