SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say the summer games of the South Dakota Special Olympics have been canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The games were to be held in Vermillion. But the board of directors cites the safety of Special Olympic athletes and organizers.
And with “so much uncertainty and many moving parts,” Special Olympics International determined that rescheduling the event this year is not possible.
Plans are to hold the 2021 State Summer Games in Vermillion next spring.
Nearly 1,000 people attend the event every year. The summer games returned to Vermillion in 2019 for the first time in 50 years.