special olympics header

Text Size

Competition Menu

Levels of Competition

Athletes advance to higher levels of competition, as described below, through criteria established by the previous level of competition in accordance with Special Olympics policies and procedures.

  • Default
  • Title
  • Date
  • Random
  • Sports Offered: Bowling, Cycling, Soccer, Tennis
    Read More
  • State games are state-wide competitions conducted at the culmination of each sports season and serve as qualifiers to meet the criteria for athletes to advance to the National level of competition. State games are the highest level of competition offered for athletes within the state. State games are conducted in compliance with Special Olympics rules.
    Read More
  • Sports Offered: Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Power Lifting
    Read More
  • USA Summer Games are conducted every four years. Each Chapter of the United States sends a delegation representing their state.
    Read More

Special Olympics Athlete Oath

“Let me win. But if I cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt”