Special Olympics in Europe and Eurasia encompasses a diverse range of cultures, languages and customs. From Iceland to Israel, from Portugal to Siberia, Russia, Special Olympics athletes and supporters are dedicated to promoting respect, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports.
Stories from Europe/Eurasia
From 1 to 4 February 2020, Östersund and Åre will welcome over 450 athletes from 19 delegations to the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games. The Invitational Games—made possible by support from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union—will be this year’s biggest event for people with intellectual disabilities in Sweden.
One thing that’s clear during the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020 is the powerful sense of comradery: everyone seemed to cheer everyone else on.1 Min Read
Every year, for the past nine years, a select group of talented Special Olympics athletes and basketball superstars past and present, form two teams, lace up and battle it out in the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game!1 Min Read
Twelve Special Olympics All-star athletes will be on the same teams as some of the NBA’s finest players, including NBA legends, active and former WNBA players and celebrity figures.3 Min Read
With the slalom slopes having become her second home, Swedish alpine skier Aurelia Hagberg showcased not only her talents, but also a custom-made set of ski clothing at the Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020.2 Min Read
Europe/Eurasia Contact Information
Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics Europe-Eurasia (SOEE) region and programs.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Faroe Islands
- Great Britain
- Hellas (Greece)
- Isle of Man
- Kyrgyz Republic
- North Macedonia
- San Marino
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