State Games of America

State Games of America
Abbreviation SGA
First event 1999
Occur every Biennial

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]


YearHost City
1999St. Louis, Missouri
2001St. Louis, Missouri
2003Hartford, Connecticut
2005Colorado Springs, Colorado
2007Colorado Springs, Colorado
2009Colorado Springs, Colorado[4]
2011San Diego, California
2013Hershey, Pennsylvania[5]
2015Lincoln, Nebraska[6]
2017Grand Rapids, Michigan[7]
2019Lynchburg, Virginia
2021Ames, Iowa

Sports contested

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


  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. 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, retrieved 2011-08-04
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