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Opening and Closing Ceremonies

March, 18th in Schladming and March, 24th in Graz - Tickets for opening and closing are available!

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Opening and Closing Ceremonies

The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

The most important facts and figures

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The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

The athletes of the 2017 World Winter Games

On this page you can find all infos to the athletes of the 2017 Games in Austria

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The athletes of the 2017 World Winter Games

What? When? Where?

Here you can find an overview of the whole program at the 2017 Games!

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What? When? Where?

Media registration

Registration for media representatives until February, 28th!

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Media registration

Lara & Luis travel around the world!

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Lara & Luis travel around the world!

News

ESPN’s Groundbreaking Coverage of Special Olympics World Winter Games

ESPN’s first World Winter Games coverage includes live three-hour Opening Ceremony featuring Parade of Athletes, Special Guests and musical performances from multi-Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz and Grace VanderWaal.  

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Special Performances Announced for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Performances by Jason Mraz and Grace VanderWaal have been announced for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games Opening Ceremony in Austria on March 18.      

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Volunteers and Organizing members will be perfectly styled

Cyan and Orange - our volunteers and the members of the organizing committee will be perfectly styled by Northland at the World Winter Games in Austria!                    

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Austrian Head of State Van der Bellen makes creative contribution

Recently, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen was on an artistic mission for Special Olympics. 

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Lara und Luis (by Menzel Riebenbauer)

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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!