• 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

  • août
    01
    Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Experience, Presented by MLS Works and ESPN
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    mar. août 01, 2017
    05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    location
    Bridgeview
    Illinois
    USA

    Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Experience, Presented by MLS Works and ESPN

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    mar. août 01, 2017
    05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Pre-selected athletes, teammates and coaches representing all 22 MLS Clubs will converge on Chicago, IL to participate in an East vs West MLS All-Star Unified soccer match.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Toyota Park
    7000 South Harlem Avenue
    Bridgeview, Illinois
    USA
    Home of the MLS Club Chicago Fire
  • août 04 - août 06
    Nebraska Fall Games
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    ven. août 4 - dim. août 06, 2017
     
    location
    3 venues
    USA

    Nebraska Fall Games

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    ven. août 4 - dim. août 06, 2017
     

    Join us August 4 -6, in Lincoln Nebraska at various venues throughout the city as athletes from around the state compete in softball, tennis, bocce and golf.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Softball
    Mahoney Softball Complex
    70th and Fremont
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    USA
    location
    Soccer, Tennis, and Bocce
    Abbott Sports Complex
    7600 N 70th St
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    USA
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  • août
    05
    District Competition Mopani
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    sam. août 05, 2017
    08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Giyani
    Limpopo
    South Africa

    District Competition Mopani

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    sam. août 05, 2017
    08:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    The Mopani District will be hosting district competition games st Giyani Stadium, Limpopo.

    Contact information

    • Mr Maduwa
      072 777 2841
    Venue(s)
    location
    Giyani Stadium
    Giyani-A, Giyani, 0826
    Giyani, Limpopo
    South Africa
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  • août 07 - août 12
    Special Olympics Great Britain 2017 National Games
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    lun. août 7 - sam. août 12, 2017
     
    location
    Sheffield S2 4SU
    Great Britain

    Special Olympics Great Britain 2017 National Games

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    lun. août 7 - sam. août 12, 2017
     

    The next Special Olympics Great Britain’s National Summer Games is the country’s largest multi-sports event for athletes with intellectual disabilities of 2017. As our flagship event, it is held every 4 years and represents a huge opportunity to showcase the abilities of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to compete at a national level, experience the personal achievement this brings, as well as enable them to make friends, travel and socialise.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Sheffield United FC
    Bramall Lane
    Sheffield S2 4SU
    Great Britain
  • août
    09
    Unified Ladies Tournament
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    mer. août 09, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Mogwase
    North West
    South Africa

    Unified Ladies Tournament

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    mer. août 09, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Special Olympics South Africa Athletes from Holy Family Combined school will be hosting a Unified ladies football tournament

    Contact information

    • Piet Seroke
      Special Olympics South Africa Football Champion
      078 417 3927
    Venue(s)
    location
    Holy Family Sport Ground
    Mogwase Unit 4, 0314
    Mogwase, North West
    South Africa
  • août 17 - août 20
    Special Olympics North America Softball Championship
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    jeu. août 17 - dim. août 20, 2017
     
    location
    2 venues
    USA

    Special Olympics North America Softball Championship

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    jeu. août 17 - dim. août 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.
  • août 31 - sept. 04
    European Unified Volleyball Tournament 2017 in Poland
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    jeu. août 31 - lun. sept. 04, 2017
     
    location
    Kraków
    Poland

    European Unified Volleyball Tournament 2017 in Poland

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    jeu. août 31 - lun. sept. 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