Korea Hosted 2013 World Winter Games. PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, was host of the 2013 Special OlympicsWorld Winter Games. Download Country Fact SheetIt’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.