USA & World Games


Advancing to a national or international level competition is an opportunity for our athletes to share and celebrate their achievements with people outside of their local communities.

"The World Games of 2015 is an experience I will always remember and cherish. I learned so much, and will forget very little of what I learned, saw, and did while I was there."

- Scott, Team USA/Maine golfer
2015 World Summer Games

USA & World Games

Every two years since 1968, athletes from more than 100 nations gather to showcase their athletic skills and bring the spirit of Special Olympics to life. Alternating between summer and winter, Special Olympics USA and World Games feature intense athletic competition and inspiring performances from talented Special Olympics athletes.

As with all our events, Special Olympics USA and World Games are offered free of charge to all selected athletes thanks to the generous support of our friends and corporate sponsors.

Upcoming World Games

2017 World Winter Games

Graz and Schladming in Styria, Austria