January 15, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

Celebrities and World Leaders will Visit Korea

By Mandy Murphy

U.S. figure skater Michelle Kwan is among the well-known sports stars attending the World Winter Games in Korea.

The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games, which kicks off on 29 January in PyeongChang in the Republic of Korea, will welcome an array of dignitaries, sports legends, celebrities and corporate leaders. They'll be there to witness the inspiring power of sports to unite people with and without intellectual disabilities.

The notable names from across the world that are scheduled to attend include sports legends, dignitaries, celebrities and corporate leaders. 

Here are some of the well-known sports legends who are coming: Bart Conner, Toby Dawson, Donna DeVarona, Dan Jansen, Michelle Kwan, Yuna Kim, Yao Ming, Dikembe Mutombo, Apolo Ohno, Sam Perkins, Karl Schranz, Trixie Schuba, Hannah Teter, Michael Tritscher and Yang Yang.

See more names at the link below.

About Mandy Murphy: I am the Senior Manager, Media & Public Awareness, for Special Olympics

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