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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

  • Aug 17 - Aug 20
    Special Olympics North America Softball Championship
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    Thu Aug 17 - Sun Aug 20, 2017
     
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    2 venues
    USA

    Special Olympics North America Softball Championship

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    Thu Aug 17 - Sun Aug 20, 2017
     

    More than 400 athletes and Unified partners comprising 28 teams from throughout the United States and Canada will be competing in the sport of softball in Special Olympics traditional team and Unified Sports (people with and without intellectual disabilities playing as teammates) formats.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Clem Kelly Softball Complex
    517 W. Arbor Ave
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    USA
    All competition will take place here.
    location
    Municipal Ballpark
    303 W. Front Ave
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    USA
    Location for Opening Ceremony, Parade of Athletes, concert and fireworks display.
  • Aug
    26
    South Carolina State Kayaking Competition
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    Sat Aug 26, 2017
    location
    Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    South Carolina State Kayaking Competition

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    Sat Aug 26, 2017

    Special Olympics South Carolina welcomes Special Olympics athletes training in the sport of kayaking for a one-day competitive event. The competition provides races for both Unified Sports teams and traditional Special Olympics athletes.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    James Island County Park
    871 Riverland Dr.
    Charleston, South Carolina
    USA
  • Aug 31 - Sep 04
    European Unified Volleyball Tournament 2017 in Poland
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    Thu Aug 31 - Mon Sep 04, 2017
     
    location
    Kraków
    Poland

    European Unified Volleyball Tournament 2017 in Poland

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    Thu Aug 31 - Mon Sep 04, 2017
     

    100 athletes from 10 countries will participate in this years European Unified Volleyball Tournament in Katowice Poland.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Tauron Arena Kraków
    Stanisława Lema 7, 31-571
    Kraków
    Poland
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  • Sep
    14
    Southeast Regional Golf Competition
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    Thu Sep 14, 2017
    09:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    location
    Pittsburg
    Kansas
    USA

    Southeast Regional Golf Competition

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    Thu Sep 14, 2017
    09:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    The Southeast Regional Golf Tournament will be held at Four Oaks Course in Pittsburg, Kansas. Youth tee times begin at 9:00am and adult tee times at 12:00pm. For more information contact use the contact info below.


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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Four Oaks Gold Course
    910 Memorial Dr
    Pittsburg, Kansas
    USA
  • Sep 15 - Sep 17
    South Dakota Fall Classic
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    Fri Sep 15 - Sun Sep 17, 2017
     
    location
    Mitchell
    South Dakota
    USA

    South Dakota Fall Classic

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    Fri Sep 15 - Sun Sep 17, 2017
     

    We are expecting 200 athletes and Unified partners to participate in our 2nd State Bocce Tournament. Over 300 athletes are expected to participate in our State Softball Tournament. Teams will compete in traditional team slow-pitch, Unified slow-pitch and t-ball competition over this two day tournament.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Cadwell Park
    W. 13th Ave.
    Mitchell, South Dakota
    USA
  • Sep
    24
    State Soccer & Bocce Tournament
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    Sun Sep 24, 2017
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    location
    Olathe
    Kansas
    USA

    State Soccer & Bocce Tournament

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    Sun Sep 24, 2017
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    The State Soccer & Bocce Tournament will be held on September 24 at the Lone Elm Park, 21151 W 167th, Olathe KS. The competition will begin at 8:00a.m. and end around 4:00p.m. For more information, contact Tim Rehder at rehdert@ksso.org.


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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Lone Elm Park
     21151 W 167th
    Olathe, Kansas
    USA
  • Oct
    14
    Unified Bowling Nebraska (East)
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    Sat Oct 14, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Omaha
    Nebraska
    USA

    Unified Bowling Nebraska (East)

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    Sat Oct 14, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Join us on Saturday, October 14th at Maplewood Lanes in Omaha, Nebraska as athletes and their Unified partners compete in Unified Bowling competition.


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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Maplewood Lanes
    3030 N 101st St
    Omaha, Nebraska
    USA