State Games of America

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State Games of America
First event1999
Occur everyBiennial

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]


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]
2015 Lincoln, Nebraska[6]
2017 Grand Rapids, Michigan[7]
2019 Lynchburg, Virginia
2021 Ames, Iowa

Sports contested[edit]

In 2011, athletes participated in 24 different sports in San Diego, California:[8]


  1. ^ 2011 State Games of America, archived from the original on 2011-08-11, 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 2019-01-04
  4. ^ State Games of America, 2011, archived from the original on 2011-07-30, retrieved 2011-08-04
  5. ^ "State Games of America", Alabama Sports Festival, archived from the original on 2012-03-14, retrieved 2011-08-04
  6. ^ State Games of America, 2015, retrieved 2014-06-15
  7. ^ On the 2017 State Games of America website, click on "Sport Listing." Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  8. ^ National Congress of State Games (2011), State Games of America, archived from the original on 2011-07-28, retrieved 2011-08-04

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