Sports and Competitions
2018 Summer Games
June 8th, 9th and 10th
2,500 Athletes and Unified Teammates
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
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
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
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.
Winter Games - View video here.
Unified Sports® Fall Festival
Unified Sports® Holiday Classic
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.