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State Games of North Carolina
AbbreviationSGNC
Occur everyAnnual
HeadquartersDurham, North Carolina
Websitehttps://www.ncsports.org/

The State Games of North Carolina (for sponsorship reasons known as the BODYARMOR State Games) is an Olympic-style competition in North Carolina, and a member of the National Congress of State Games. The BODYARMOR State Games are the largest sports festival in North Carolina and one of the largest State Games programs in the United States. The annual event features over 12,000 athletes and 600 teams competing in 25-30 different sports. The goal of the state games is to promote fitness, sportsmanship, and a drug-free environment to North Carolinians.[1]

Many famous athletes have taken part in the games including Roy Lassiter, Julius Peppers, Rashad McCants, Chris Paul, Corey Seager, Bryse Wilson, Chris Archer, Carlos Rodon, Trot Nixon, Madison Bumgarner, Josh Howard, Brendan Haywood, Stephanie Watts, Wendy Palmer, Shea Ralph, Rodney Rodgers, and others.[2]

The sports that are offered in the Games differ each year, but have included Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Canoe/Kayak, Cheerleading, Cycling, Chess, Disc Golf, Diving, Esports, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Figure Skating, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Horseshoes, Ice Hockey, In-Line Hockey, Judo, Jump Rope, Karate, Kickball, Lacrosse, Olympic Lifting, Ninja, Pickleball, Polo, Power Lifting, Rock Climbing, Roundnet, Rowing, 5K Road Race, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skateboarding, Soccer, Softball, Strongman, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Ultimate, Volleyball, Water Ski, Wrestling.[3]

Host cities

Year Host Cities County Location
1986 The Triangle Durham County, Orange County, Wake County
1988 The Triangle Durham County, Orange County, Wake County
1989 The Triangle Durham County, Orange County, Wake County
1990 The Triangle Durham County, Orange County, Wake County
1991 The Triangle Durham County, Orange County, Wake County
1992 The Triangle Durham County, Orange County, Wake County
1993 Durham Durham County
1994 Durham Durham County
1995 Raleigh Wake County
1996 Raleigh Wake County
1997 Greensboro Guilford County
1998 Greensboro Guilford County
1999 Greensboro Guilford County
2000 Raleigh Wake County
2001 Raleigh Wake County
2002 Raleigh Wake County
2003 Winston-Salem Forsyth County
2004 Winston-Salem Forsyth County
2005 Cary Wake County
2006 Cary Wake County
2007 Greensboro Guilford County
2008 Greensboro Guilford County
2009 Charlotte Mecklenburg County
2010 Charlotte Mecklenburg County
2011 Winston-Salem Forsyth County
2012 Winston-Salem Forsyth County
2013 Charlotte Mecklenburg County
2014 Charlotte Mecklenburg County
2015 The Triangle Durham County, Orange County, Wake County
2016 The Triangle Durham County, Orange County, Wake County
2017 Piedmont Triad Forsyth County, Guilford County, Alamance County
2018 Piedmont Triad Forsyth County, Guilford County, Alamance County
2019 Charlotte Mecklenburg County
2020 Charlotte Mecklenburg County
2021 The Triangle Durham County, Orange County, Wake County
2022 The Triangle Durham County, Orange County, Wake County
2023 Charlotte Mecklenburg County
2024 Charlotte Mecklenburg County

References

  1. ^ a b "North Carolina Amateur Sports". North Carolina Amateur Sports. Retrieved 2023-08-25.
  2. ^ "Notable Alumni". North Carolina Amateur Sports. Retrieved 2023-08-25.
  3. ^ "BODYARMOR State Games". North Carolina Amateur Sports. Retrieved 2023-08-25.