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

                                                                      - Beth Knox, President and CEO, 2018 Special Olympics USA Games


The Mission

The USA Games showcase the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities and the impact of Special Olympics through world-class competition, inspirational experiences, and modeling inclusion for all.

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USA 2015 SPECIAL OLYMPICS
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The Games

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington July 1-6, 2018. More than 4,000 athletes and coaches representing 50 state Programs and the District of Columbia, along with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, will compete in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports. All sporting events are free and open to the public.

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The Events

The 2018 USA Games will feature a number of Special Events that will take place during the week of the Games, July 1-6 2018. These events include: Opening & Closing Ceremonies, ESPN | Special Olympics Unified Sports Challenge and Future of Inclusion Forum Click the link below to learn more.

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4,000

athletes and coaches

15,000

volunteers

14

sports

 
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 From Latin America Regional Games, held in Panama City, Panama, 20 to 28 April 2017. Photo by Will Schermerhorn, Special Olympics.
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Bowling