The Oath will be delivered by ski star Anna Fenninger
The final countdown: on January 10th the pre Games 2016 will be opened in the World Cup Stadium Planai. The nearly two-hour long show will not be only a worthy prelude to the four-day games, but also be very entertaining. In addition, important local artists for the opening ceremony have announced:
Already in the year 1993, when for the first time the Special Olympics Games in Schladming, Ramsau and Salzburg were for the World Winter Games, the legendary band “Opus” delivered a "masterpiece" of entertainment. Almost 23 years later they will entertain the masses World Cup Stadium Planai. "We are very pleased, to be able to provide a great show program in the framework of Special Olympics for the second time in Schladming since 1993.” The gifted musicians explain for us “it is particularly important to give to the participants additional motivation and enthusiasm through our performance ".
There is also a more Styrian band: as at that time, in 1993 in Schladming, the World Games opened with “Opus”, the band “Tagtraeumer“ mostly guys were being born. Now they are among the regulars in the local charts and are a really good live band, which they will show to all at the Opening Ceremony.
There is another entertainer whom the audience can look forward to hearing, Rose May (her brother is football star, David Alaba!). She sings like he kicks. "I think it's great that there are Special Olympics and it's an honor that I can be a part of the program with my band at the Opening Ceremony", says Rose May.
There are other artists with their wonderful performances to look forward to. Like the dance group shows "Ich Bin OK", that intellectually impaired people are true master dancer. HIB.art.chor Liebenau, already known is his appearance have right from the ORF show "The great opportunity of the choirs", at the beginning of the Opening ceremony, as well as the brass bands Schladming, Ramsau and Pichl.
Schladming ski teachers will hold a spectacular ski show and in addition to the solemn (and impressive) Entry of Nations, especially the raising of the Olympic Flag, the lighting of the Olympic Torch and the Special Olympics Oath are essential program points. The Oath will be delivered by ski star Anna Fenninger, advises Hermann Kröll, President of Special Olympics Austria and Austria 2017, "We are very pleased that this important task will take over by the Austrian Sportswoman of the Year! It is thus in the footsteps of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who spoke The Oath at the World Winter Games in 1993." Fenninger will speak before sentence, Special Olympics athletes will then repeat them: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave and try."