USA Games

2014 USA National Games

June 14 - 21, 2014
Mercer County, New Jersey

Every four years, Special Olympics conducts a USA Summer Games in the United States that includes athletes from all 52 US Programs. New Jersey is proud to have been selected as host of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, the Games of Welcome and Acceptance.

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games will showcase athletes competing in 14 official and 3 demonstration sports. Competitions will be offered in both traditional and Unified play, bringing together the community to support and play side-by-side with our athletes, in what expects to be the most inclusive Games in Special Olympics History.

While the Games will highlight competition, special events including Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athlete events and educational programs throughout the week, will create an experience of a lifetime for all athletes, families and volunteers in attendance … leading to a change in understanding and acceptance of persons with intellectual disabilities in communities throughout New Jersey and throughout the United States. 

WHO: 
3,500 athletes from all 50 states
10,000 volunteers
coaches and official delegates
family members and friends of athletes
spectators


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Special Olympics Tennessee

Team Tennessee - By Sport
Team Tennessee - By Delegation

Team Tennessee consists of the following sports: Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Flag Football, Golf, Powerlifting, and Tennis.  To be eligible for the draw, athletes/teams had to medal at a 2013 State competition. Coaches interested in attending were required to submit an application and were selected by the Sports staff at the State office.