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#TeamSOILL Final Results

We went to Disney World, and it was awesome! The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games have come and gone and #TeamSOILL represented our state so well. Below, please find our final team medal count!

Gold: 39
Silver: 39
Bronze: 34
Fourth Place: 8
Fifth Place: 13
Sixth Place: 10
Seventh Place: 4
Eight Place: 4
Participation Ribbon: 5

Click here to view the full list of results.

Our team was in Orlando, Florida from June 5 - 12. Below, please find resources, information, stories and more to see what happened in the Sunshine State.

The Special Olympics USA Games is a premier, national sports competition that showcases the power and joy of sports at the highest levels. USA Summer Games are held every four years.


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Schedules, Results, and More

Whether you are in Illinois or following the team the sunny Florida, you can keep up with all the magic that is happening with #TeamSOILL while they are in Orlando. Here are a few resources to help you!

2022 USA Games Website

Visit the official event website to learn more about the event, including Athlete Spotlights, social media links, and more

2022 USA Games App

Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. This interactive app will help you to create custom Games schedules; navigate your stay with the interactive map; view transportation options; cheer on athletes; and more.

Special Olympics Illinois USA Games Newsletter

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Special Olympics Illinois Social Channels

Follow along on our social channels to see photos and videos from the Games.

#TeamSOILL Stories

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Athlete Input Council
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Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

2022 Special Olympics USA Games Announces Tour Stops and Selected Athletes for First-Ever Multi-State Law Enforcement Torch Run¬ģ

Guardians of the Flame of Hope will carry the iconic torch during the Final Leg leading up to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

For the first time, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for the Special Olympics USA Games will be a multi-city, two-week tour making its way to Orlando, Florida. Check out this video of six athletes who will be joining the Law Enforcement Torch runners and serve as Guardians of the Flame.

Special Olympics Illinois athlete, Aaron Drescher, is one of those six athletes. Aaron has been with Special Olympics since 1983. He is a lifelong runner, multisport athlete, and two-time USA Games gold medal winner. It is a great honor to have Aaron represent the state of Illinois leading up to this nationwide event. Congrats, Aaron!

Press Release

LETR Announcement B-roll

LETR Announcement Social Video

ESPN: LETR Final Leg Video

Team Illinois in the Media

Illinois athlete Todd Peddycoart shines in Special Olympics USA Games

Area Special Olympics athletes recount their experiences at USA Games in Florida: 'I will never forget this'

Richards video gamers sweep Special Olympics, claim national title in Rocket League event

Geneva Chamber of Commerce names 2022 Swedish Days Parade Marshal: Mari Landwehr

2022 Special Olympics USA Games gold medalists return home with Chatham celebration

Five Evanston athletes bring home gold, silver, and bronze from the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Be Like Ryan (Gronowski)

Team Illinois trio goes for gold at Special Olympics USA Games

Special Olympics athlete Ryan Gronowski takes the big stage

Belvidere native competing in Special Olympics

Five Evanstonian athletes at 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

'It's competing the way sports should be': Suburban Special Olympians competing in USA Games

Special Olympics: Team Illinois Competes in Florida Summer Games

Special Olympics athletes get send-off celebration ahead of USA Games

"It's awesome to see these kids compete": Gymnasts in Wheeling prepare for Special Olympics Games in Orlando, Florida

Illinois delegation taking part in 2022 Special Olympics in Florida

Suburban gymnasts from Palatine, Prospect Heights ready routines for Special Olympics

'Flame of Hope': 2022 Special Olympics USA Games kicks off in Chicago

In Ceremony for 2022 Special Olympics, Torch is Lit

Beardstown's Ryan Peacock Heads for Special Olympics Games

Teutopolis' Kraig Dahnke heading to Florida for Special Olympics USA Games

2022 Special Olympics USA Games "Flame of Hope" lights in Chicago for first time ever

Special Olympics Athletes, Law Enforcement Supporters Visit Pentagon

Buy a sub, send Illinois athletes to Special Olympics

Gastler makes Special Olympics USA bocce team

Daily Southtown - Dec. 15, 2021

Flagging the play: Beardstown native to represent Illinois in Special Olympics

Neighbors in the News - Nov. 12, 2021

Bowling 'Runs in My Blood,' Says Nationals-Bound Special Olympics Athlete

Local Athletes to Participate in 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

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