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. The 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held June 17-25, in Berlin, Germany!
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 Carolina Representatives
Special Olympics athletes, coaches, officials, sport development team members, staff and Law Enforcement Torch Run representatives from North Carolina will attend the 2023 World Games in various roles.
- Jake Harkey: Head Coach, cycling
- James Price: Head Coach, bocce
- Kristine Hughes: Assistant Technical Delegate, volleyball
- Katie McGhee: Special Olympics USA marketing and communications team
- Madeline Safrit: Special Olympics USA marketing and communications team
- Claudia Morgan: Torch Runner, LETR Final Leg
North Carolinians shine at 2019 World Games
Congratulations to the four North Carolina athletes who competed at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games! Read more about their trip, view photos and check out results.