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ALL NEWS - Pre-Games 2016!

Photos Pre-Games 2016

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Photos Pre-Games 2016

Arnold Schwarzenegger accepts patronage of World Winter Games 2017

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Arnold Schwarzenegger accepts patronage of World Winter Games 2017

Opening Host Town Program at "Schloss Weitra"

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Opening Host Town Program at

Greetings from Prince Albert of Monaco

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Greetings from Prince Albert of Monaco

News

Weitra first municipality to initiate the "HostTown Program" of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017

Today the start of the Host Town Program of the 2017 edition of the World Winter Games that will take place in Graz Schladming and Ramsau was celebrated at Weitra Castle.

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Conny Hütter and Alexander Pointner are new ambassadors

More than 2000 volunteers have registered for the Games in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau!

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Arnold Schwarzenegger accepts patronage of Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017

Famous actor and former US Governor visits Special Olympics President Hermann Kröll in his hometown and promises full support for the World Winter Games in March 2017.  

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Only one year to go until the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria!

The countdown has officially begun! In exactly one year from today, the Special Olympics World Winter Games, being held in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau, will kick-off!

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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

  • 3.000 athletes of 110 nations
  • 1.100 trainer
  • 3.000 Volunteers
  • 5.000 family members/friends
  • 800 congress participants
  • 1.000 Media representatives
  • 1.200 MVP-Fans
  • Figure skating (180)
  • Speed skating (250)
  • Floorhockey/Floorball (1.160)
  • Snow shoeing (300)
  • Alpine skiing (390)
  • Nordic Skiing (400)
  • Snowboarding (120)
  • Stick shooting (200)
  • Health programs
  • School programs
  • Inclusive programs and competitions
  • Symposia, congresses
  • Culture and Arts programs
  • Globalized media programs
  • Guest programs spread across Austria

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Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017!

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at the beginning of October 2016!

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