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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.

  • 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

  • Jan 24 - Jan 26
    23rd Special Olympics Iran National Games
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    Wed Jan 24 - Fri Jan 26, 2018
     
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    Dezfoul
    Khouzestan
    Iran

    23rd Special Olympics Iran National Games

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    Wed Jan 24 - Fri Jan 26, 2018
     

    23rd Iran national games will be held in Khouzestan province, Dezfoul city from 24 until 26 January 2018. The VAFA rehabilitation center is the host. The games consist of Athletics, Table Tennis, and Cycling. Besides Horse riding will be trained. Healthy athlete program and Family forum program will be held in during the games. Totally 500 people (300 Athletes, 85 coaches, 65 volunteers, 150 Family members) will participate in the games. TV broadcasting companies and media are actively involved in the games.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Dezfoul Azad University Sport Complex
    Kooy Azadgan Dezfoul
    Dezfoul, Khouzestan
    Iran
    The Dezful Azad university sports complex is situated inside the university and consist of 2 sports hall and accommodation and one Opening ceremony hall.
  • Jan 24 - Jan 26
    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games
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    Wed Jan 24 - Fri Jan 26, 2018
     
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    2 venues
    USA

    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games

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    Wed Jan 24 - Fri Jan 26, 2018
     

    The John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games will be held in Weston, Missouri, St Joseph, Missouri and Atchison, Kansas. Competitions will be held in Alpine Skiing, Snowshoeing, Cross Country, Figure Skating and Speed Skating. Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:15pm on Wednesday, January 24. For more information, use the contact info below.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Opening Ceremonies, Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing
    Snow Creek Ski Area
    1 Snow Creek Dr
    Weston, Missouri
    USA
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    Figure Skating, Speed Skating
    Bode Ice Arena
    2500 SW Parkway
    St Joseph, Missouri
    USA
  • Feb 23 - Feb 24
    Special Olympics Burkina Faso National Games
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    Fri Feb 23 - Sat Feb 24, 2018
     
    location
    Ouagadougou
    Burkina Faso

    Special Olympics Burkina Faso National Games

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    Fri Feb 23 - Sat Feb 24, 2018
     

    Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Cycling, Football, and Swimming

    Venue(s)
    location
    Stade du 4 Août et Institut des Sciences du sport et du dévellopement humain d'Ouagadougou
    Stade du 4 août, Bureau n°62, P.O. Box 12 BP 25 Ouagadougou 12
    Ouagadougou
    Burkina Faso
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  • Mar 02 - Mar 03
    Louisiana State Indoor Games
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    Fri Mar 2 - Sat Mar 03, 2018
     
    location
    3 venues
    USA

    Louisiana State Indoor Games

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    Fri Mar 2 - Sat Mar 03, 2018
     

    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.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Independence Park
    7500 INDEPENDENCE BLVD.
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
    location
    Sherwood Middle School
    1020 MARLBROOK DR
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
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  • Mar 14 - Mar 23
    2018 Special Olympic Middle East - North Africa 9th Regional Games
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    Wed Mar 14 - Fri Mar 23, 2018
     
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    2018 Special Olympic Middle East - North Africa 9th Regional Games

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    Wed Mar 14 - Fri Mar 23, 2018
     

    The Regional games will take place from 14- 23 March 2018 with the participation of around 1800 athletes competing in 16 different sports , 450 coaches, 3000 volunteers and 100 honored guests. On the sidelines of the games several initiatives will be held: Healthy athletes program- Families forum- Young athletes demo- Youth Summit.

  • Apr 06 - Apr 08
    Special Olympics Zimbabwe SO50 National Games
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    Fri Apr 6 - Sun Apr 08, 2018
     
    location
    Harare
    Zimbabwe

    Special Olympics Zimbabwe SO50 National Games

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    Fri Apr 6 - Sun Apr 08, 2018
     

    Athletics, Bocce, Football, Golf. The National Games will be used to commemorate the 50th year Anniversary!

    Venue(s)
    location
    Prince Edward School
    Josiah Tongogara Street
    Harare
    Zimbabwe
  • Apr
    14
    Southeast Regional Powerlifting Competition
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    Sat Apr 14, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Pittsburg
    Kansas
    USA

    Southeast Regional Powerlifting Competition

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    Sat Apr 14, 2018
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Southeast Regional Powerlifting will be held at the Legacy Fitness Center, 2614 N Joplin, Pittsburg, KS on Saturday, April 14. The competition will run from 9:00am to 2:00pm. For more information, contact Chris Burt at burtc@ksso.org.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Legacy Fitness Center
    2614 N Joplin
    Pittsburg, Kansas
    USA