On odd-numbered years, Special Olympics athletes come together for World Games. World Games alternate between summer and winter sports and give athletes the chance to travel farther away from home and interact with athletes from other countries through the language of sport. The next World Summer Games will take place in Los Angeles in 2015.
Every four years, the USA Games provide an opportunity for athletes to compete at the national level in summer sports. The 2014 USA Games will be held in New Jersey. Athletes that are selected will be members of Team Louisiana.