2017 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony Kicks Off the World's Largest Sporting Event of the YearMarch 18, 2017
As the “Flame of Hope” was lit in the Planai Stadium in Schladming, Austria tonight, more than 2,600 athletes from 105 nations took the Special Olympics oath promising, “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” The dramatic culmination marked the opening of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, the largest sporting event in the world in 2017.
European Union Pledges €6m to Support Special Olympics World Winter Games in AustriaMarch 14, 2017
The European Union has pledged significant financial support to the upcoming Special Olympics World Winter Games, which begin in Austria on 14th March. Through the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, funds totalling €6 million have been granted to Special Olympics, and the Games Organising Committee in Austria, to ensure the success and ongoing positive legacy impact of the event.