State Games of America

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State Games of America
Abbreviation SGA
First event 1999
Occur every Biennial
Headquarters Colorado Springs, Colorado
Website Stategames.org, the official website of the National Congress of State Games

The State Games of America is a biennial amateur multi-sport event held in North America. It is organized by the National Congress of State Games.[1] Athletes qualify for the Games by earning a medal in their respective State Games in the previous two years.[2] Typically, over 12,000 athletes compete in the Games each time they are held.[3]

History[edit]

Year Host City
1999 St. Louis, Missouri
2001 St. Louis, Missouri
2003 Hartford, Connecticut
2005 Colorado Springs, Colorado
2007 Colorado Springs, Colorado
2009 Colorado Springs, Colorado[4]
2011 San Diego, California
2013 Hershey, Pennsylvania[5]

Sports Contested[edit]

In 2011, athletes participated in 24 different sports in San Diego, California:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 State Games of America, retrieved 2011-08-04 
  2. ^ Collins, Dan, "State Games celebrating 25 years in North Carolina", Winston-Salem Journal, retrieved 2011-08-04 
  3. ^ "Colorado Springs lands state games again", Associated Press, 2006, retrieved 2011-08-04 
  4. ^ State Games of America, 2011, retrieved 2011-08-04 
  5. ^ "State Games of America", Alabama Sports Festival, retrieved 2011-08-04 
  6. ^ National Congress of State Games (2011), State Games of America, retrieved 2011-08-04 

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