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Kick-off for accreditation for media representatives

Starting September 26th, 2016 members of the media worldwide can instantly start to register to be accredited for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau.

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Hermann Kröll's death moves the Special Olympics-Family

Special Olympics-CEO Mary Davis and Chairman Tim Shriver found moving words about our President Hermann Kröll.

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Philanthropist Tom Golisano and Special Olympics Launch New Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

Global awards presented at the 2017 Special Olympics World Games in Austria.

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Star photographer Manfred Baumann opened his photo exhibit "SPECIAL"

The exhibition from Star photographer Manfred Baumann „SPECIAL“ was opened on September 14th in the “Planai-Welten Schladming”.

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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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Foto: GEPA pictures/Special Olympics


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9 sports in 3 destinations:
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