The world's largest sports and humanitarian event happened in Southern California.

Special Olympics World Games
JULY 25 - AUGUST 2, 2015

In a city full of movie stars and sports stars, Special Olympics athletes were the stars of this show. More than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries competed in 27 sporting events. The games also involved 40,000 volunteers and 500,000 spectators.

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Date: July 25 - August 2, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

7,000 Athletes
177 Countries
30,000 Volunteers
3,000 Coaches
500,000 Spectators


Athletes from around the world competed in 25 Olympic-style sports.

SOSC athletes will compete in:
Aquatics, Athletics, Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Gymnastics, Artistic, Softball, Tennis

Meet Our Athletes

Event Highlights

Get to know the 15 World Games Global Messengers from Southern California.

View photos from our photographers in the field at the World Games!

Download the World Games Fact Sheet.