Spectacular Ceremony Launches Official Countdown to Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019March 25, 2017
Closing Ceremony in Graz, Austria, celebrated the conclusion to this year’s Special Olympics World Winter Games and the start of the countdown to Abu Dhabi becoming the first Middle East host of a flagship global sports and humanitarian event.
Austria Hands 'Flame of Hope' to Abu Dhabi as Curtain Falls on Spectacular World Winter GamesMarch 07, 2017
15,000 people gather at the Merkur Arena in Graz, Austria to bid farewell to the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017.
2017 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony Kicks Off the World's Largest Sporting Event of the YearMarch 18, 2017
As the “Flame of Hope” was lit in the Planai Stadium in Schladming, Austria tonight, more than 2,600 athletes from 105 nations took the Special Olympics oath promising, “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” The dramatic culmination marked the opening of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, the largest sporting event in the world in 2017.