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Special Olympics World Games Santiago 2027 Announcement Makes Headlines Around the World

A small group of athletes and Tim Shriver holding up a Chile 2027 poster.

Special Olympics Board Chair Dr. Timothy Shriver poses with Special Olympics athletes during the press event to announce that Santiago, Chile will be the host site for the 2027 Special Olympics World Games.

On 24 April, Special Olympics announced that for the first time Special Olympics World Games in 2027 are going to be held in the Latin American region in Santiago, Chile.

At a press event at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Special Olympics Brazil Athlete Leader and International Board Director Emanuelle Dutra de Souza announced that the Special Olympics 2027 World Games has been awarded to Santiago de Chile. Presiding over the announcement were Special Olympics Chairman Timothy Shriver, OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, Permanent Representative of Chile to the OAS Sebastián Kraljevich and leader of the Santiago 2027 bid, Chilean Minister of Sport Jaime Pizarro Herrera.

After the announcement, the attendees were invited to partake in a Unified Sport experience with Special Olympics DC athletes. There were three stations set up with football drills, passing, dribbling and shooting, and both the athletes and Unified partners were able to come together, united through sport, and get a taste for how impactful the World Games will be in Santiago in 2027.

Check this list regularly to read, watch and stay up to date on Special Olympics World Games Santiago 2027 media coverage.

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