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    World & Regional Games Center

    Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes seeking to be best in their sports.

  • A snowshoer approaches the finish line with a majestic mountain in the background

    World & Regional Games Center

    Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes seeking to be best in their sports.

  • A runner reaches high in triumph at the end of a race

    World & Regional Games Center

    Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes seeking to be best in their sports.

  • A team of athletes in tropical shirts cheer in unison

    World & Regional Games Center

    Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes seeking to be best in their sports.

2017 World Winter Games Austria

The World Winter Games Return to Austria

The Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria marked a global celebration of abilities and unity. The Games were the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in 2017, as Austria welcomed nearly 2,600 Special Olympics athletes from 105 nations to compete in nine Olympic-type winter sports. This was the second time the Special Olympics World Winter Games were held here. In 1993, Austria was the first country to host a Special Olympics World Games outside the USA, making the Games truly international. 

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Upcoming Competitions

  • Jun 21 - Jun 23
    Special Olympics Slovakia 2017 National Games
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    Wed Jun 21 - Fri Jun 23, 2017
     
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    Samorin
    Slovakia

    Special Olympics Slovakia 2017 National Games

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    Wed Jun 21 - Fri Jun 23, 2017
     

    Our national games bring together athletes with intellectual disabilities of all ages and abilities. The events are open to the public, and we encourage everyone to come out and cheer. The athletes will compete in tennis, table tennis, swimming, volleyball, gymnastics, athletics and cycling.


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    Slovak Olympic Training Centre
    X-bionic sphere, Dubova 33
    Samorin
    Slovakia
  • Jun 29 - Jul 02
    Special Olympics France 2017 National Summer Games
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    Thu Jun 29 - Sun Jul 02, 2017
     
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    Nantes
    France

    Special Olympics France 2017 National Summer Games

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    Thu Jun 29 - Sun Jul 02, 2017
     

    For four days, this event will bring together over 1000 athletes and coaches from all over France as well as 100 volunteers and a dozen partners. This major event will allow Special Olympics France athletes to participate in six sports (athletics, motorsports, judo, petanque, 7-a-side football and basketball ) and various discovery activities associating students and school children in the city. Healthy Athletes screenings will also be offered to athletes.


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    Sports Complex Mangin Beaulieu
    2 Rue Louis Joxe
    Nantes
    France
  • Jul 07 - Jul 09
    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
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    Fri Jul 7 - Sun Jul 09, 2017
     
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    5 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games

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    Fri Jul 7 - Sun Jul 09, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games is taking place in Medicine Hat from July 7 to 9. Medicine Hat will host the largest Provincial Summer Games with over 1,200 athletes and coaches from across the province. Athletes will compete in 11 summer sports: 5 and 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.


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    Basketball, Bocce, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball and Swimming
    Family Leisure Centre
    2000 Division Ave N.
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
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    5-pin Bowling and 10-pin Bowling
    Panorama Bowling Lanes
    820 FA Ave SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
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  • Jul 10 - Jul 12
    Special Olympics Nordrhein-Westfalen Regional Games 2017
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    Mon Jul 10 - Wed Jul 12, 2017
     
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    44135 Dortmund
    Nordrhein-Westfalen
    Germany

    Special Olympics Nordrhein-Westfalen Regional Games 2017

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    Mon Jul 10 - Wed Jul 12, 2017
     

    From the 10-12 July 2017, the Special Olympics Nordrhein-Westfalen Regional Games will be hosted in Neuss near the river Rhine. About 1000 athletes are expected to compete in 12 different of sports (athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, equestrian, football, golf, judo, roller skating, swimming, and table tennis). There will also be a big opening ceremony, 4 healthy athletes disciplines (Fit Feet, Health Promotion, Fun Fitness and Strong Minds) and MATP. It will be lots of fun! So, if you are nearby, come around and enjoy the games with us!


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    Marc Becker
    Leuthardstraße 9
    44135 Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen
    Germany
  • Jul 10 - Jul 13
    Special Olympics Georgia Summer Games
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    Mon Jul 10 - Thu Jul 13, 2017
     
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    Atlanta
    Georgia
    USA

    Special Olympics Georgia Summer Games

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    Mon Jul 10 - Thu Jul 13, 2017
     

    Join us July 10-13 in Atlanta, Georgia as athletes across the state compete in Athletics and Bocce competition.


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    Opening Ceremony and Athletics
    Sunset Stadium
    1122 Park Ave
    Atlanta, Georgia
    USA
  • Jul 13 - Jul 16
    2017 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games
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    Thu Jul 13 - Sun Jul 16, 2017
     
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    6 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Summer Games

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    Thu Jul 13 - Sun Jul 16, 2017
     

    The Provincial Summer Games will feature athletics, soccer, softball, golf and bocce. With almost 800 athletes along with, coaches, staff and spectators, supported by over 600 community volunteers!


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    Venue(s)
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    Terry Fox Stadium, Chinguacousy Park
    9050 Bramalea Road
    Brampton, Ontario
    Canada
    Athletics Competitions
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    Century Gardens
    340 Vodden St. E
    Brampton, Ontario
    Canada
    Bocce Competitions
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  • Jul 16 - Jul 20
    Kim Kallstrom Trophy 2017
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    Sun Jul 16 - Thu Jul 20, 2017
     
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    Gothenburg
    Sweden

    Kim Kallstrom Trophy 2017

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    Sun Jul 16 - Thu Jul 20, 2017
     

    The Kim Källström Trophy offers young people with some form of intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in The World Youth Cup. The love of football is the common denominator for all of us. Kim Källström Trophy is a co-operation between Gothia Cup, Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia, Special Olympics Sweden and our main sponsor, the Swedish national player Kim Källström.


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    Gothia Cup
    Entreprenadvägen 6, 417 49
    Gothenburg
    Sweden