"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

Countdown to Opening Ceremony


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.


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.

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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, Healthy Athletes and the Motor Activity Training Program. Click the link below to learn more.

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athletes, coaches and delegates






Get Involved

If you want to be a part of the 2018 USA Games, there are many opportunities to get involved. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the USA Games relies on the generous support of corporate, private and individual donations for funding. Volunteering and partnerships are also very vital to the success, growth and continuation of the Special Olympics. To volunteer, donate or become a partner, please click the links below.

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