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The best pics, the greatest emotions!

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The best pics, the greatest emotions!

Be a fan reporter for the Games!

Download the "Special FotoApp", make a lot of pictures from the athletes and share them on our Snapshotboard!

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Be a fan reporter for the Games!

The most important facts

Here you will find the most important facts about the World Winter Games

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The most important facts

Radio Special Olympics

FINAL CEREMONY - today at 7:00 p.m.

UKW-FM frequences:

Can be received with any FM radio!

Final Ceremony:90,20 MHz

Streams

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Final Ceremony (Merkur Arena)

Apps für die Spiele

        

Official App "Austria 2017"          Fan App "Special Photos"

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News

Dance Contest was an enthusiastic event!

Dancing is a sport for the future - a great demonstration event was held yesterday at the Orpheum Graz.

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The big Showdown of the World Winter Games will take place in Graz on Friday

The Closing Ceremony which will be frequented by a lot of stars will be held in the Merkur Arena in Graz on March 24. 

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You are our heroes!

Every athlete, coach, volunteer or fan can tell a great story - these are our heroes! 

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The Games of the hearts provide for enthusiasm

The "Heartbeat for the world" reached the people in Austria.Thousands of spectators and fans come to the sports competitions and the first award ceremonies. 

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Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremonies kick off world's largest sporting event in 2017

The Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 were opened on Saturday with a spectacular show. 

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In most of us there is a "Fighter"

Interview with Helene Fischer, who sings the official anthem for the World Winter Games called "Fighter".

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The world of Special Olympics says thank you Austria.

We say to you athletes those down here and those in the stands- thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  

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The World Winter Games are opened!

At exactly 9:08 pm it became official: the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria were officially opened by Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen. 

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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 (Stadium Liebenau)

 
 

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 
  • Dancing (Demonstration Event)
  • MATP: Motor Activity Trainings Program (Demonstration Event)
 
 
  • 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 February, 28th 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!