Special Olympics Sports Competitions
Fall Classic follows 8-10 weeks of training and features competitions in golf, bocce, tennis, and basketball in November. Athletes demonstrate their golf skills and course play at Langston Golf Course. Bocce is played at Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, and tennis and basketball at Catholic University.
Winter Games begins our year in February with training then competitions in bowling, speed skating, and Unified basketball. Athletes learn speed skating at Fort Dupont Ice Arena, bowling at AMF Capitol Plaza, and basketball at various locations in the city.
Based on their scores and performance, athletes can qualify to compete in the USA and World Games, held every two years in locations around the world. Special Olympics DC athletes participated in these recent USA and World Games:
2023 – World Summer Games: Berlin, Germany
2022 – USA Games: Orlando, Florida
2019 – World Summer Games: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2018 – USA Games: Seattle, Washington
2017 – World Winter Games: Graz, Austria
2015 – World Summer Games: Los Angeles, California
2013 – World Winter Games: PyeongChang, South Korea