World & Regional Games Center

Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes, families, coaches and fans. Get results from past games here.Overview of Special Olympics Competitions, Results and Schedules »

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Our World Games

Alternating between summer and winter, the Special Olympics World Games are one of the world's largest sporting events, drawing as many, if not more, athletes than the Olympics. Every two years since 1968, athletes from more than 100 million nations have gathered to celebrate sport and showcase the abilities of people with intellectual disabilites. This prominent world stage brings attention to the Special Olympics movement and helps create positive, sometimes lifesaving policy change for people with intellectual disabilities in countries around the world.

World, Regional and National Games Results

Dec 1 - 6 2013 2013 Asia Pacific Regional Games Newcastle, Australia
Jan 29 - Feb 5 2013 2013 Winter Games PyeongChang, South Korea
Sep 21 - 23 2012 SONA Softball Invitational Tournament Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 11 - 17 2012 World Aquatics Invitational 2012 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jun 6 - 9 2012 North America Golf Invitational Litchfield Park, Arizona
Sep 23 - 26 2011 North America Golf Invitational Port St. Lucie, Florida
Jun 25 - Jul 4 2011 2011 Summer Games Athens, Greece

Regional Games

All across the world these Games represent the best of what Special Olympics is all about- showcasing the tremendous capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics operates in seven distinct parts of the world, and the games each Special Olympics Region holds are competitive and communal at the same time.

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