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We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

  • Events Around The World

    The world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in 2017 will be the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz and Schladming, Austria. Learn more

  • Events Around The World

    In Unified Sports, teams mix people with and without intellectual disabilities. It's fun for everyone. Learn more

Worldwide Events Calendar

  • Jan 26 - Jan 27
    X Games 3rd Annual Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Race
    Thu Jan 26 - Fri Jan 27, 2017
     
    2 venues
    USA

    X Games 3rd Annual Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Race

    Thu Jan 26 - Fri Jan 27, 2017
     

    At Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado, Special Olympics Athletes and their Unified Partners will compete a dual giant slalom race which will consist of two timed runs. The combined times of the each snowboarder’s best time determine the results.


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    Venue(s)
    Big Air course at X Games Aspen
    Buttermilk Mountain
    38700 Highway 82
    Aspen, Colorado
    USA
    This is where the X Games Aspen Unified Snowboard Race will take place on Thursday, January 26 at 11:30 a.m. MT
    Silver Dip NASTAR Course
    Aspen Mountain
    Aspen, Colorado
    USA
    This is where the Hannah Teter Snowboard Race will take place on Friday, January 27 at 11:30 p.m. MT
  • Jan 27 - Jan 28
    Special Olympics Iran 20th National Games
    Fri Jan 27 - Sat Jan 28, 2017
     
    Tehran
    Iran

    Special Olympics Iran 20th National Games

    Fri Jan 27 - Sat Jan 28, 2017
     

    There will be games and competition in table tennis, bocce and athletics. Beside we have two initiative events, healthy athlete and Family forum. We will have 250 athletes and 100 family members and 100 coaches and 100 volunteers to participate in the event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Tehran University of social welfare and rehabilitation
    Evin, Kudakyar
    Tehran
    Iran
  • Jan 31 - Feb 03
    Michigan State Winter Games
    Tue Jan 31 - Fri Feb 03, 2017
     
    3 venues
    USA

    Michigan State Winter Games

    Tue Jan 31 - Fri Feb 03, 2017
     

    Approximately 900 athletes, 350 coaches/chaperones & 500 volunteers participate in the State Winter Games each year. Competition includes Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing and Snowboarding at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire; Speed Skating and Figure Skating at Howe Ice Arena in Traverse City; and Snowshoeing at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Skiing and Snowboarding
    Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort
    5780 Shanty Creek Road
    Bellaire, Michigan
    USA
    Alpine skiing, cross country skiing and snowboarding are all at this resort.
    Speed and Figure Skating
    Howe Ice Arena
    1125 W Civic Center Drive
    Traverse City, Michigan
    USA
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  • Feb
    15
    Team Kenya World Winter Games Floor Hockey Training Camp
    Wed Feb 15, 2017
    Nairobi
    Kenya

    Team Kenya World Winter Games Floor Hockey Training Camp

    Wed Feb 15, 2017

    Join us February 15th at Kasarani International Sports Center - Safaricom Indoor Gymnasium in Nairobi, Kenya as our athletes participate in Floor Hockey Training Camp to prepare for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

    Venue(s)
    Kasarani International Sports Center
    Safaricom Indoor Gymnasium
    Nairobi
    Kenya
  • Mar 03 - Mar 05
    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl
    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     
    East Rutherford
    New Jersey
    USA

    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl

    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     

    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl is an official 6-on-6 flag football tournament with light blocking, played over three days. Teams are allowed up to 15 players; all must be 18 years of age or older to participate. All proceeds collected by the flag football teams benefit Special Olympics New Jersey athletes and help foster the Special Olympics mission.


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    Venue(s)
    MetLife Stadium
    East Rutherford, New Jersey
    USA
  • Mar 04 - Mar 05
    Special Olympics Connecticut 2017 Winter Games
    Sat Mar 4 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     
    5 venues
    USA

    Special Olympics Connecticut 2017 Winter Games

    Sat Mar 4 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     

    Special Olympics Connecticut will proudly host its 2017 Winter Games presented by Eversource Energy on Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th in the Greater Hartford area. Nearly 900 Athletes and Unified Sports Partners are expected to participate in skating, skiing, snowshoeing, gymnastics and unified floor hockey. You are invited to come out and cheer on the participants and enjoy a day of winter fun! Events are fee and open to the public.


    Contact information

    • Debbie Horne
      Director of Communications and Marketing
      debbieh@soct.org
      203-230-1201 ext 240
    Venue(s)
    Traditional and Unified Snowshoes and Cross Country Skiing
    Eversource, Windsor
    1985 Blue Hills Ave Ext.
    Windor, Connecticut
    USA
    Unified Floor Hockey and Floor Hockey Skills
    Pratt and Whitney Hangar
    Silver Lane
    East Hartford, Connecticut
    USA
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  • Mar 14 - Mar 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • Mar 20 - Mar 24
    Healthy Athletes Exams at World Winter Games
    Mon Mar 20 - Fri Mar 24, 2017
     
    Graz
    Austria

    Healthy Athletes Exams at World Winter Games

    Mon Mar 20 - Fri Mar 24, 2017
     

    Free health and sports fitness exams will be offered to all athletes attending the 2017 World Winter Games will have the opportunity to receive free health and sports exams. Doctors, nurses and medical students offer their time for free to examine our athletes. They check the eyes, ears, feet, mouth and teeth. The health care volunteers make sure the athletes at a Games are fit to compete.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    All Health Exams
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
  • May
    06
    Unified Soccer Tournament
    Sat May 06, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Bonner Springs
    Kansas
    USA

    Unified Soccer Tournament

    Sat May 06, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    The Unified Soccer Tournament will be held at Bonner Springs High School, 100 McDanield St, Bonner Springs, KS. The Tournament will begin at 9:00am. The Kansas Unified Sports League will host its culminatng soccer tournament of the season. Area high schools, middle schools and adult will compete against teams of similar ability in tournament-style competition. Teams are composed of Special Olympics athletes and volunteer partners who practice and compete together to enhance their skills and form friendships.


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    Venue(s)
    Bonner Springs School District Campus
    100 McDaniel St
    Bonner Springs, Kansas
    USA
  • May 19 - May 21
    Louisiana State Summer Games
    Fri May 19 - Sun May 21, 2017
     
    Hammond
    Louisiana
    USA

    Louisiana State Summer Games

    Fri May 19 - Sun May 21, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Powerlifting and Unified Volleyball. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


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    Venue(s)
    Southeastern Louisiana University
    Hammond, Louisiana
    USA
  • Aug
    06
    Danang International Marathon 2017
    Sun Aug 06, 2017
    04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Danang City
    Son Tra Dist
    Vietnam

    Danang International Marathon 2017

    Sun Aug 06, 2017
    04:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    There will be a Healthy Athletes Clinic happening at the Danang International Marathon in Biendong Park, Danang City, Vietnam on Sunday morning.


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    Venue(s)
    Bien Dong Park
    Vo Nguyen Giap Street
    Danang City, Son Tra Dist
    Vietnam
  • Oct 20 - Oct 22
    State Fall Classic
    Fri Oct 20 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     
    Carencro
    Louisiana
    USA

    State Fall Classic

    Fri Oct 20 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state. Join us October 20-22 at Pelican Park and Robicheaux Center in Carencro, Louisiana as our athletes compete and show their skill in aquatics, horseshoes, and softball competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. Sign up today to play, coach, or volunteer for this event.


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    Venue(s)
    Pelican Park/Robicheaux Center
    Carencro, Louisiana
    USA