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Special Olympics USA Games Minnesota 2026 Tentative Information


The 2026 Special Olympics USA Games will take place June 20-26, 2026 in venues at the University of Minnesota and other premier locations across the Twin Cities. The Games will be one of the biggest sporting events of the year, drawing tens of thousands of fans to celebrate the ability of over 4,000 incredible athletes from all 50 states as they compete in 19 Olympic-type team and individual sports.

Below is the very preliminary and tentative timeline information:


January 1: Applications for Coaches and nominations for Athletes are available

March 1: Coaches applications due

March (State Basketball): Coaches selected

May 1: Athlete Nominations due

May (Summer Games): Athlete draw conducted

Specific sports to be determined. We are estimating a delegation of approximately 100 athletes, coaches, and delegates.