Show-Me State Games

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The Show-Me STATE GAMES (SMSG) is an Olympic-style competition for amateur athletes in the U.S. state of Missouri, held in the city of Columbia.

The SMSG is the largest state games in the United States.[1] The SMSG is a member of the National Congress of State Games and the United States Olympic Committee. SMSG is a program of the Missouri Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health, . The name derives from the state's official nickname, the "Show-Me State."[2]

The Show-Me STATE GAMES has expanded from 600 participants in 1985 to more than 37,000 year-round participants in 2008. In addition to three weekends in the summer, the Show-Me STATE GAMES hosts events throughout the year, including basketball tournaments, a golf event and Shape Up Missouri, a health and wellness program for Missourians of all ages. The mission of the SMSG is to promote sportsmanship, physical fitness, healthy lifestyles, family and fun.

In 2009, the Show-Me STATE GAMES will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its summer games.

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