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!


The Special Olympics family is in great sadness: In the early morning hours on September, 17th the heart of our President Hermann Kröll has stopped beating. It was really a heart according to our motto for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games: Heartbeat for the world.
For his dream - the World Winter Games in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau - Hermann Kroell gave up last everything. Marked by the fight against the serious illness he never lost the motivation and the strength of "his" World Winter Games in March 2017. It fills us all with great sadness, that he won't fulfill his dream of the Games!


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