• A snowboarder zooms past a blurred blue flag

    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

  • Oct 19 - Oct 22
    Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship
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    Thu Oct 19 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     
    location
    Hilton Head Island
    South Carolina
    USA

    Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship

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    Thu Oct 19 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     

    Athletes will come from around North America to compete in Levels 1-5 in Singles, Doubles and Unified match play. Van der Meer Tennis Center in the Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island is hosting the event Oct 19-22.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Van der Meer Tennis Center
    Po Box 5902
    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    USA
  • Oct 20 - Oct 22
    State Fall Classic
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    Fri Oct 20 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     
    location
    Carencro
    Louisiana
    USA

    State Fall Classic

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    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)
    location
    Pelican Park/Robicheaux Center
    Carencro, Louisiana
    USA
  • Oct 24 - Oct 28
    Special Olympics East Asia Unified Schools Unified Soccer Competition
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    Tue Oct 24 - Sat Oct 28, 2017
     
    location
    Yangpu Qu
    Shanghai Shi
    China

    Special Olympics East Asia Unified Schools Unified Soccer Competition

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    Tue Oct 24 - Sat Oct 28, 2017
     

    Join us on 24-28 October at Shanghai Sports University in Yangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi China as athletes and Unified Partners compete in Unified Soccer matches.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Shanghai Sports University
    399 Changhai Rd
    Yangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi
    China
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  • Oct
    25
    Unified 5-a-Side Football Competition
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    Wed Oct 25, 2017
    11:00:00 - 14:00:00
    location
    Banteay Meanchey
    Cambodia

    Unified 5-a-Side Football Competition

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    Wed Oct 25, 2017
    11:00:00 - 14:00:00

    Join us 25 October at Provincial Stadium in Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia as Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners from around the country compete and show their skill in football competition.

    Venue(s)
    location
    Provincial Stadium
    Banteay Meanchey
    Cambodia
  • Oct 28 - Oct 31
    Special Olympics Korea Speed Skating Invitational
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    Sat Oct 28 - Tue Oct 31, 2017
     
    location
    Seoul
    South Korea

    Special Olympics Korea Speed Skating Invitational

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    Sat Oct 28 - Tue Oct 31, 2017
     

    Join us on 28-31 October at Dong Cheon Skating Rink in Seoul, Korea as a Special Olympics Korea athletes compete in speed skating competition. You can follow us through Weibo and Wechat @国际特奥会 to get more information.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Dong Cheon Skating Rink
    Noonwon-ro 18 Road
    Seoul
    South Korea
  • Oct
    28
    North Central Regional Volleyball
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    Sat Oct 28, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    location
    Gypsum
    Kansas
    USA

    North Central Regional Volleyball

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    Sat Oct 28, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    The North Central Regional Volleyball will be held October 28 at Southeast of Saline High School, 5056 KS - 4, Gypsum, Kansas  67448.   The competition will be from 9:00am to 1:00pm.  For more information, contact Krystin Guggisberg at guggisbergk@ksso.org


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Southeast of Saline High School
    5056 KS - 4
    Gypsum, Kansas
    USA
  • Oct
    28
    Unified Soccer Tournament
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    Sat Oct 28, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    location
    Wilsonville
    Oregon
    USA

    Unified Soccer Tournament

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    Sat Oct 28, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    This event will bring together all official middle and high school Unified Soccer teams in Oregon to compete in a regional tournament. If you are interested in volunteering to keep score, please let us know and we can provide more information!

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Wilsonville High School
    6800 SW Wilsonville Rd
    Wilsonville, Oregon
    USA