THE OFFICIAL LOGO OF THE GAMES WAS PRESENTED ON AUGUST 20TH IN GRAZ
Graz / Schladming, August 20th 2013 - In the presence of media representatives, the Confederation, the State of Styria, Mayors of the venues, as well as a delegation of Special Olympics Austria and the GOC (Games Organization Committee) the new logo of the 11th Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 was presented on Tuesday afternoon in the media center of the City Hall of Graz.
The core of the official logo is the symbol of Special Olympics International (SOI). The five people represent the five continents in which Special Olympics interacts. Their circular arrangement represents the tie of athletes, trainers, coaches and volunteers that extends around the entire globe. The symbol is outlined by a dynamic heart, which should spread the heartbeat for the athletes to the world.