• A snowboarder zooms past a blurred blue flag

    World & Regional Games Center

    Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes seeking to be best in their sports.

  • A snowshoer approaches the finish line with a majestic mountain in the background

    World & Regional Games Center

    Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes seeking to be best in their sports.

  • A runner reaches high in triumph at the end of a race

    World & Regional Games Center

    Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes seeking to be best in their sports.

  • A team of athletes in tropical shirts cheer in unison

    World & Regional Games Center

    Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes seeking to be best in their sports.

2017 World Winter Games Austria

The World Winter Games Return to Austria

The Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria marked a global celebration of abilities and unity. The Games were the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in 2017, as Austria welcomed nearly 2,600 Special Olympics athletes from 105 nations to compete in nine Olympic-type winter sports. This was the second time the Special Olympics World Winter Games were held here. In 1993, Austria was the first country to host a Special Olympics World Games outside the USA, making the Games truly international. 

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Upcoming Competitions

  • Dec 01 - Jan 01
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    Mon Dec 1 - Sun Jan 01, 2023
     
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    miami
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    USA

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    Mon Dec 1 - Sun Jan 01, 2023
     

    Special Olympics Miami Dade College – Kendall Campus swimming pool soccer.Basketball


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    forero
    13621 sw 97
    miami, fl
    USA
  • Sep 20 - Oct 05
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
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    Wed Sep 20 - Thu Oct 05, 2017
     
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    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

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    Wed Sep 20 - Thu Oct 05, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


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    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Entrance for opening ceremony located at North Gate B.
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    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • Jan 01 - Jan 02
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    Tue Jan 1 - Wed Jan 02, 2019
     
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    NJ
    Papua New Guinea

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    TEST
    TEST, NJ
    Papua New Guinea
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