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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.

  • World & Regional Games Center

    Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes seeking to be best in their sports.

  • World & Regional Games Center

    Major Special Olympics competitions around the world each year bring together athletes seeking to be best in their sports.

  • 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 world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in 2017 will be the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Schladming and Ramsau, Austria. The games will run from 14 to 25 March. Austria will welcome almost 3,000 Special Olympics athletes from 110 nations to compete in nine Olympic-type winter sports. The Special Olympics World Winter Games returns to Austria, the location of the fifth Special Olympics World Winter Games in 1993.

Learn more about the 2017 Games

Upcoming Competitions

  • mars 03 - mars 05
    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl
    ven. mars 3 - dim. mars 05, 2017
     
    East Rutherford
    New Jersey
    USA

    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl

    ven. mars 3 - dim. mars 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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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    MetLife Stadium
    East Rutherford, New Jersey
    USA
  • mars 03 - mars 05
    Louisiana State Indoor Games
    ven. mars 3 - dim. mars 05, 2017
     
    4 venues
    USA

    Louisiana State Indoor Games

    ven. mars 3 - dim. mars 05, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in basketball, bowling and tennis. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


    Venue(s)
    Tennis
    Independence Community Park
    7500 Independence Blvd
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
    Basketball
    Team Sportsplex
    7122 Perkins Rd
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
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  • mars 04 - mars 05
    Special Olympics Connecticut 2017 Winter Games
    sam. mars 4 - dim. mars 05, 2017
     
    5 venues
    USA

    Special Olympics Connecticut 2017 Winter Games

    sam. mars 4 - dim. mars 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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  • mars
    04
    Unified Sports Rivalry Series - UNC vs. Duke
    sam. mars 04, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Chapel Hill
    North Carolina, 27514

    Unified Sports Rivalry Series - UNC vs. Duke

    sam. mars 04, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Special Olympics Unified Sports Rivalry Series are games where each team represents one college rival team. The teams are comprised of students from the perspective universities and local Special Olympics athletes. This Series offers Special Olympics athletes a chance to be a part of hype of the varsity game and the challenge to defend their schools' titles!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Carmichael Arena
    310 South Rd.
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27514
  • mars 05 - mars 11
    Team Namibia Training Camp
    dim. mars 5 - sam. mars 11, 2017
     
    Windhoek
    Namibia

    Team Namibia Training Camp

    dim. mars 5 - sam. mars 11, 2017
     

    Team Namibian will partake in Floorball, represented by male and mixed teams. Training Camp is scheduled to take place with the purpose to strengthen team spirit, coordination techniques and agility.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Katutura Youth Complex
    Wernhil Park
    Windhoek
    Namibia
  • mars 14 - mars 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    mar. mars 14 - sam. mars 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    mar. mars 14 - sam. mars 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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  • mars 17 - mars 19
    Illinois State Basketball Competition
    ven. mars 17 - dim. mars 19, 2017
     
    Normal
    Illinois
    USA

    Illinois State Basketball Competition

    ven. mars 17 - dim. mars 19, 2017
     

    State Basketball is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in team and individual skills basketball. State Basketball is held at Horton Fieldhouse – ISU and the Shirk Center- IWU. Approximately 1,540 athletes will compete in this 3-day event and show off their winning form! The State Basketball Tournament is supported, in part, by a grant from the Shirk Family Foundation.

    Venue(s)
    Horton Fieldhouse
    713 W. College Ave.
    Normal, Illinois
    USA