After six years, Special Olympics New York has brought back its fall games. The games kick off this Friday in the North Country.

More than 500 athletes from across the state will gather to compete in a number of sports including bocce, cycling, soccer and more.

The games were supposed to return last year, but couldn’t because of the pandemic.

This year, 80% of participants must be vaccinated. Athletes who are not must wear a mask and social distance.