• 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

  • Jul
    26
    Floor Hockey Competition
    clock
    Wed Jul 26, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Wolvenkop
    Mpumalanga
    South Africa

    Floor Hockey Competition

    clock
    Wed Jul 26, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Join us on 26 July in Wolvenkop, Mpumalanga as our athletes take the court and compete in a Special Olympics South Africa Floor Hockey event.

    Contact information

    • Betreace
      Special Olympics South Africa coach
      0731925221
    Venue(s)
    location

    P.O. Box 23392, Bronkhorstspriut, 1020.
    Wolvenkop, Mpumalanga
    South Africa
  • Jul
    26
    Bocce and Table Tennis Games
    clock
    Wed Jul 26, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location

    Mpumalanga
    South Africa

    Bocce and Table Tennis Games

    clock
    Wed Jul 26, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Join us on 26 July at Estralita Special School in Mpumalanga as our athletes compete in the Bocce and Table Tennis Games in Mpumalanga.

    Contact information

    • Bridget
      Special Olympics South Africa coach
      0791857319
    Venue(s)
    location
    Estralita Special School
    133 Breytenbach Street, Lydenburg, 1120
    South Africa
  • Aug
    01
    Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Experience, Presented by MLS Works and ESPN
    clock
    Tue Aug 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

    clock
    Tue Aug 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
  • Do You Have An Event to Share?

    Share it! It will be published throughout this website and beyond.

    Share Your Event
  • Aug 04 - Aug 06
    Nebraska Fall Games
    clock
    Fri Aug 4 - Sun Aug 06, 2017
     
    location
    3 venues
    USA

    Nebraska Fall Games

    clock
    Fri Aug 4 - Sun Aug 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
    Show all Venues
  • Aug
    05
    District Competition Mopani
    clock
    Sat Aug 05, 2017
    08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Giyani
    Limpopo
    South Africa

    District Competition Mopani

    clock
    Sat Aug 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
  • Aug 07 - Aug 12
    Special Olympics Great Britain 2017 National Games
    clock
    Mon Aug 7 - Sat Aug 12, 2017
     
    location
    Sheffield S2 4SU
    Great Britain

    Special Olympics Great Britain 2017 National Games

    clock
    Mon Aug 7 - Sat Aug 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
  • Aug
    09
    Unified Ladies Tournament
    clock
    Wed Aug 09, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Mogwase
    North West
    South Africa

    Unified Ladies Tournament

    clock
    Wed Aug 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