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 Special Olympics World Winter Games Torino 2025 will be held March 8-16!
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, officials, sport development team members and staff from North Carolina attended the World Games in various roles.
The following individuals will represent Special Olympics USA as part of the marketing and communications team:
- Katie McGhee, Special Olympics NC staff
- Madeline Safrit, Special Olympics NC staff
- Tappie Dellinger: Unified Sports Expert/Delegate for Figure Skating and Assistant Technical Delegate for Figure Skating
Special Olympics USA Social Media
- 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.
- Additional coverage of NC World Games athletes: WRAL: Apex man wins two gold medals at World Games