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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. 

Learn more about the 2017 Games

Upcoming Competitions

  • Nov 17 - Nov 20
    7th Mekong 5-a-side Football Tournament
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    Fri Nov 17 - Mon Nov 20, 2017
     
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    Yangon
    Myanmar

    7th Mekong 5-a-side Football Tournament

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    Fri Nov 17 - Mon Nov 20, 2017
     

    Join us 17-20 November at Keesler Aung San Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar as our athletes from around the country compete and show their skill in football competition.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Aung San Stadium
    Mingala Taungnyunt 11221
    Yangon
    Myanmar
  • Nov 24 - Nov 27
    Special Olympics Malaysia Unified Female 5-a-side Football Invitational
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    Fri Nov 24 - Mon Nov 27, 2017
     
    location
    Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia

    Special Olympics Malaysia Unified Female 5-a-side Football Invitational

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    Fri Nov 24 - Mon Nov 27, 2017
     

    Join us November 24-27 at University of Malaya, PJ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as Special Olympics female athletes and their Unified Partners from around the country compete and show their skill in football competition.

    Venue(s)
    location
    University of Malaysia, PJ
    50603 Kuala Lumpur
    Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
    Malaysia
  • Jan 24 - Jan 26
    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games
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    Wed Jan 24 - Fri Jan 26, 2018
     
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    2 venues
    USA

    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games

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    Wed Jan 24 - Fri Jan 26, 2018
     

    The John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games will be held in Weston, Missouri, St Joseph, Missouri and Atchison, Kansas. Competitions will be held in Alpine Skiing, Snowshoeing, Cross Country, Figure Skating and Speed Skating. Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:15pm on Wednesday, January 24. For more information, use the contact info below.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Opening Ceremonies, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
    Snow Creek Ski Area
    1 Snow Creek Dr
    Weston, Missouri
    USA
    location
    Figure Skating, Speed Skating
    Bode Ice Arena
    2500 SW Parkway
    St Joseph, Missouri
    USA
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  • Mar 02 - Mar 04
    Louisiana State Indoor Games
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    Fri Mar 2 - Sun Mar 04, 2018
     
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    3 venues
    USA

    Louisiana State Indoor Games

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    Fri Mar 2 - Sun Mar 04, 2018
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Basketball, Bowling and Tennis. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Independence Park
    7500 INDEPENDENCE BLVD.
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
    location
    Sherwood Middle School
    1020 MARLBROOK DR
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
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  • Mar 14 - Mar 23
    2018 Special Olympic Middle East - North Africa 9th Regional Games
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    Wed Mar 14 - Fri Mar 23, 2018
     
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    2018 Special Olympic Middle East - North Africa 9th Regional Games

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    Wed Mar 14 - Fri Mar 23, 2018
     

    The Regional games will take place from 14- 23 March 2018 with the participation of around 1800 athletes competing in 16 different sports , 450 coaches, 3000 volunteers and 100 honored guests. On the sidelines of the games several initiatives will be held: Healthy athletes program- Families forum- Young athletes demo- Youth Summit.

  • Apr 16 - Apr 20
    Special Olympics Australia National Games
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    Mon Apr 16 - Fri Apr 20, 2018
     
    location
    Adelaide
    South Australia
    Australia

    Special Olympics Australia National Games

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    Mon Apr 16 - Fri Apr 20, 2018
     

    The pinnacle event of the Special Olympics Australia calendar, 1,000 athletes with intellectual disability will compete in 11 sports in Adelaide at the 11th National Summer Games. Competition will inlcude: Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling (Tenpin), Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Sailing, Swimming and Tennis.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Adelaide Shores
    Military Rd, West Beach
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Australia
    Events will be held in world class sporting facilities throughout Adelaide.
  • May 11 - May 13
    South Carolina State Summer Games
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    Fri May 11 - Sun May 13, 2018
     
    location
    Columbia
    South Carolina
    USA

    South Carolina State Summer Games

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    Fri May 11 - Sun May 13, 2018
     

    Special Olympics South Carolina hosts more than 1400+ athletes, unified partners and coaches for the State Summer Games at the largest army training base in the country. Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina hosts the event with competition opportunities in aquatics, athletics (track & field), bocce (over 21 years old), bowling (under 21 years old), gymnastics and softball.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Ft. Jackson – Columbia
    Strom Thurmond Blvd.
    Columbia, South Carolina
    USA