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The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE in March 2019.  Read more.

Every two years, thousands of Special Olympics athletes from six continents come together to showcase their athletic skills and bring the spirit of the Special Olympics organization to life.

Alternating between Summer and Winter Games, the Special Olympics World Games feature intense athletic competition and inspiring performances from talented Special Olympics athletes from across the globe.

Special Olympics North Carolina uses the advancement criteria set forth by Special Olympics, Inc. to select the athletes who will be a part of Special Olympics USA.  Gold medal winners from all ability level divisions are put into a random drawing in order to be selected for participation in the Games.

North Carolinians selected to attend 2019 World Summer Games

Alana Brahler – Technical Delegate – Golf

Richard Frazier – Technical Delegate – Powerlifting

Tony Wayne – Technical Delegate – Athletics

Tony Williams – Technical Delegate – Roller skating

North Carolinians excel at 2017 World Winter Games in Austria

Maurice Watts of High Point competed in Alpine skiing. Read more about him.

Results for Maurice Watts:

  • Super G event – Intermediate: Participation
  • Giant Slalom event – Intermediate: Silver Medal

Kristen Milstead of Mooresville competed in Alpine skiing. Read more about her.

Results for Kristen Milstead:

  • Super G event – Novice: Silver Medal
  • Giant Slalom event – Novice: Silver medal