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Business meets Special Olympics

A special program as part of the World Winter Games, aimed at small firms and businesses.

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Business meets Special Olympics

Timetable for the Sports Program

Here you can find an overview of the sports program at the 2017 Games!

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Timetable for the Sports Program

Media registration

Registration for media representatives has begun!

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Media registration

Lara & Luis travel around the world!

Follow their trip around the world!

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Lara & Luis travel around the world!

News

I am convinced that the Games will be unforgettable in the minds of the people!

Interview with Jürgen Winter, President of Special Olympics Austria and Mayor of Schladming

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That's the new torch design for the World Winter Games 2017

The countdown is on: Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria beginning in four months! Austrian designed torch and stele. 

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Delegations of the World Games visiting Styria, Austria

From October 27th to 30th, Styria welcomed representatives from more than 60 participating countries for the “Head of Delegation Seminar”. The seminar marked the first Meet & Greet in the run-up to the World Winter Games 2017.

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ESPN and ABC Networks to deliver first-ever coverage of Games 2017 in Austria

As an official broadcaster of the Special Olympics World Winter Games, ESPN's television coverage will be carried across its networks in the U.S. as well as streamed through WatchESPN and the ESPN App.

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Hotspots

Merchandising

Support the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017
and your team with products from our online-shop!

Lara und Luis (by Menzel Riebenbauer)

Be part of the Games!

Social networks

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Facts & Figures

When: March 14th - 25th, 2017

Opening ceremony:
March 18th, 2017 in Schladming/WM-Stadium Planai

Closing ceremony:
March 24th, 2017 in Graz (Merkur Arena)

Where: Graz, Schladming-Rohrmoos, Ramsau

  • 2.700 athletes of 107 nations
  • 1.100 trainer
  • 3.000 Volunteers
  • 5.000 family members/friends
  • 800 congress participants
  • 800 Media representatives
  • 1.200 MVP-Fans
  • Figure Skating 
  • Speed Skating
  • Floor Hockey
  • Floorball 
  • Snowshoeing 
  • Alpine Skiing 
  • Nordic Skiing 
  • Snowboarding 
  • Stick Shooting 
  • Healthy Athletes Program
  • School programs
  • Inclusive programs and competitions
  • Symposia, congresses
  • Culture and Arts programs
  • Host Town Program spread across Austria

Photos & Videos

Foto: GEPA pictures/Special Olympics

Media

Journalists, reporters and photographers - 
here you can find the most important infos for the
2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games!

Accreditation for the Games will close on January, 31 st 2017!

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Sports

9 sports in 3 destinations:
There will be a huge program at the
Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017!