The countdown is on

Just 365 days – then the Pregames 2016 will start. These games are also the National Wintergames of Special Olympics Austria which will be held from 10th until 15th of January 2016 in Graz, Schladming, Ramsau and Rohrmoos. The pregames are also the “rehersal” for the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in March 2017, where 3000 athletes from more than 100 countries all over the world are expected. The orga-team is searching for volunteers, who want to support the games.

25 nations are registered

Until now 25 Nations are registered for the Pregames. Beside countries from Europe there are even nations like Japan, China, Katar or Usbekistan! For the Austrian athletes the participation at the Pregames is also a qualification to be nominated for the World Winter Games.

The competitions are: Figure skating, speed skating, floorhockey, floorball, and stick shooting in Graz, alpin skiing and snowboarding in Rohrmoos, nordic skiing in Ramsau. Furthermore MATP (Motor Activity Training Program) and dancing as a demonstration competition.

Be part of it!

In order to realize such events the organization-team needs a lot of volunteers (- during the pregames about 600 volunteers and during the World Winter Games even 3000!). There are a lots of fields where volunteers can support: Accreditation, opening and closing ceremony, catering, sports, translation-service, family program …

Everyone who is interested to become a Volunteer – just look at the Website for more information and applying: www.austria2017.org - Volunteers

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