Sports and Competitions


2018 Summer Games

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DATES
June 8th, 9th and 10th  

PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED
2,500 Athletes and Unified Teammates
500 Coaches
2,900 Volunteers

SPORTS COMPETITIONS AND VENUES
Track & Field, Swimming and Tennis
Southern Connecticut State University
200 Wintergreen Avenue, New Haven

Soccer, Developmental Swimming
Hamden Hall Athletic Fields
225 Skiff Street, Hamden

Cycling
Yale West Campus
100 West Campus Drive, Orange

SPECIAL EVENTS
Law Enforcement Torch Run - June 6th - 8th 
3 days...Statewide...1,500 Law Enforcement Officers and Athletes running over 530 miles through 100 cities and towns to raise awareness and support for Special Olympics

Summer Games Opening Ceremonies - June 8th
Parade of Athletes, Ceremonial Lighting of the Olympics Flame and Entertainment

Olympic Town - June 9th and 10th 
Entertainment and Educational, Cultural and Interactive Activities for the Athletes to enjoy between their events

Healthy Athletes Village - June 9th and 10th
Health screenings and information provided - Special Smiles, Opening Eyes, Fun Fitness, Fit Feet, Health Promotion, Healthy Hearing and Massage Therapy 

Victory Dance - June 9th

Family Hospitality - June 9th and 10th 


* The Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg and all other Special Events will be held at Southern Connecticut State University.
 

TENTATIVE COMPETITION SCHEDULE
Friday, June 8th
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Competition and Awards (Track & Field and Developmental Swimming only)
7:15 p.m. Opening Ceremonies at Jess Dow Field on the Southern Connecticut State University Campus

Saturday, June 9th
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Competition and Awards

Sunday, June 10th
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Competition and Awards 

 

 

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73 LOCAL PROGRAMS - 26 OLYMPIC-TYPE SPORTS – 4 ANNUAL MAJOR GAMES – SPORTS TRAINING & COMPETITIONS ALL YEAR ROUND

Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition opportunities to athletes with intellectual disabilities. It also offers Special Olympics Unified Sports® which teams up athletes with intellectual disabilities and their peers without disabilities, known as Unified partners, to play sports. Participants train for a minimum of eight weeks prior to competition and this training is offered through our Local Programs.

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Winter Games - View video here.

December—March

Alpine Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
Curling
Figure Skating
Floor Hockey
Gymnastics
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
Speed Skating

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Summer Games 

March—June

Aquatics
Athletics
Cycling
Soccer
Tennis

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Unified Sports® Fall Festival 

June—September

Bocce - View video here.
Croquet
Golf
Long-Distance Unified Running
Sailing - View video here.
Softball

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Unified Sports® Holiday Classic 

September—November

Basketball
Bowling - View video here.
Cheerleading
Flag Football
Powerlifting
Volleyball

For a full listing of our events please visit our Calendar.

For specific sports rules visit the Coaches Corner.

For the Games Tool Kit (for Hosting Invitational Events), click here.