ESPN and ABC Networks to deliver first-ever coverage of Games 2017 in Austria

As an official broadcaster of the Special Olympics World Winter Games, ESPN's television coverage will be carried across its networks in the U.S. as well as streamed through WatchESPN and the ESPN

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A wonderful evening of inclusion

On Monday, October 17th, Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver kicked off an ‘Evening for Inclusion’ at the Viennese House of Sport to help celebrate five months until the 2017 Special

Olympics World Winter Games in Austria. more

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Second Sponsor Summit in Vienna

At the "House of Sports" in Vienna sponsors and partners of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games came together for the second "Sponsor Summit".


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.


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.


Our President Hermann Kroell died today!

Deeply affected we have to inform that our President Hermann Kroell today, September 17, has died. Our thoughts are first to his wife Gerti and his family!


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”.


Only 200 days until the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017

423 athletes and coaches will represent Austria in März 2017. In total 108 nations will fight for medals!



Lara & Luis travel around the world!

Here we go ... about seven months before the start of the World Games 2017 Lara & Luis, the official mascot couples traveling around the world! Accompanied them on their way!


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