The Special Olympics World Games is right around the corner!

The world's largest sports and humanitarian event is coming to Southern California. Los Angeles will host the Special Olympics World Summer Games in July of 2015.

In a city full of movie stars and sports stars, Special Olympics athletes will be the stars of this show. More than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries are expected to compete in 27 sporting events. The games will also involve 40,000 volunteers and 500,000 spectators.

Please note: while the World Games Opening Ceremonies and other special events are ticketed , all competitions and sports events during the World Games are free admission and open to the public.


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

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

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

Event Highlights

More than 100 communities across Southern California are signing up to serve as Host Towns.

About 30,000 World Games volunteers will support this event. Get involved!

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

Officer Cristian Allen, of the Pasadena Police Department, will represent Southern California in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg leading up to the Games.

Download the World Games Fact Sheet.