USA & World Games

Since the first Special Olympics International Games in 1968, the world has transcended the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture, and religion to come together every two years for the Special Olympics World Games. Alternating between summer and winter, the World Games have become the flagship event of the Special Olympics movement and have grown to be an international demonstration of inclusion, acceptance, and unity.

Recent World Games:

2019 - World Summer Games, Abu Dhabi

Special Olympics DC Unified Partners from H.D. Woodson High School and their teacher attended the Leadership Summit at the World Games in Abu Dhabi.

2018 - USA Games, Seattle Washington

Unified Pairs Novie Craven & Jason Morda, Danny and Clare Mamerow won gold medals in the Bocce Competition.

2017 - World Winter Games, Austria

Special Olympics DC athlete Cornell Gray competed in Speed Skating at the World Games in Austria.  Cornell won a gold medal in each of his short-track events.