Syracuse will be home to the New York State Special Olympics Winter Games in 2014 and 2015.
The games will take place in multiple venues throughout the city from February 21 through February 23 in 2014.
More than 700 athletes and coaches will come to Syracuse to be a part of the games. The Winter Games are one of three annual statewide competitions.
Special Olympics is the largest amateur sports organization in the world with 61,582 athletes. The New York chapter is the largest in North America.