PyeongChang 2013

July 17, 2012

The next Special Olympics World Games take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, 29 January to 5 February 2013. The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games will feature world-class competition in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding and speedskating, among other sports.

Quick Facts

  • The 2013 Games will be the 10th Special Olympics World Winter Games. 
  • The Games are 29 January to 5 February 2013.  
  • The event will be one of the largest winter multi-sport events ever held in South Korea. 

The Next World Games

Every two years, thousands of Special Olympics athletes worldwide come together to showcase their athletic skills and celebrate the spirit of Special Olympics. 

The first Special Olympic World Games took place in 1968 and since then have evolved into a world-class sporting event, attracting a wide range of sponsors, supporters and media.

Alternating between Summer Games and Winter Games, Special Olympics World Games bring public attention to the talents and capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities, helping to change attitudes and break down barriers that excluded them from the mainstream of the community.


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The Largest Disability Group

The PyeongChang Games will also provide a venue for global discussions and action on the impact Special Olympics can have on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. More than 200 million people worldwide have an intellectual disability, making it the largest disability group worldwide. Intellectual disability crosses racial, ethnic, educational, social and economic lines, and can occur in any family.

Visit the official site for the 2013 PyeongChang Games.

Press Contact for PyeongChang 2013
Mingwah Park
Tel: 82-2-722-2013
FAX: 82-2-723-2013
Email: mingwah@naver.com 


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