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The Empire State Winter Games make the beautiful Adirondack village of Lake Placid the winter place to be, with dozens of sports in Olympic-style competition and plenty of things to see and do around town. Many of the same venues used in the 1980 Winter Olympic Games are enjoyed by Games' participants and spectators alike, with some of the finest athletes in the state competing.

The Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged offer opportunities in a variety of sports for young athlethes with physical challenges. The games are held on lOng Island and in Brockport, with various clinics statewide.

  • For information on the Long Island Games for the Physically Challenged conducted by Nassau County, Please visit
  • For information on the Brockport Games for the Physically Challenged conducted by the Webster Lions Club, Please visit

The Empire State Senior Games are for men and women 50 years of age or older. Held at SUNY Cortland, seniors compete in a wide variety of sports,clinic,activities and social events. The Senior Games program is the only New York State qualifier for the National Senior Sports Classic