World Games

Snowboarder in a turquoise ski suite going down on the slops.
Kazan, Russia will host the Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2022 with a key aim of transforming the lives and prospects of people with intellectual disabilities across Russia.
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Athlete Federico Correzzola on the Special Olympics Italy Smart Games banner.
With the world in lockdown over the past months, Special Olympics programmes across Europe Eurasia were forced to cancel or postpone activities to protect the health of athletes and their families.
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Medical exam in Guinea-Bissau
MedFest is sometimes the first exposure athletes have to medical care and in many cases, life-threatening conditions have been found and subsequently treated.
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Five people stand at a podium at the U.S. Senate. They are framed by the U.S. flag on the left side and by the Senate flag on the right side.
On Thursday, 5 March 2020, Members of Congress, the UAE Embassy, and Special Olympics USA athletes from Southern California, Virginia, D.C., Maryland, Ohio, and Connecticut gathered for a screening of The Road to Abu Dhabi, a documentary about the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Two women both holding ski poles and smiling in celebration.
The iconic winter sport venues of Östersund and Åre play host to 300 Special Olympics athletes who have come to Sweden to compete in the Special Olympics Invitational Games 2020.
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three women standing next to each other and smiling for a group photo.
The first day of the Sweden Invitational Games, on 1 February 2020, proved to be an exciting and inclusive time for everyone.
A swimmer with a blue swim cap coming out of the water and giving a thumbs up.
Excitement was in the air as Berlin, Germany officially became the host for the next Special Olympics World Games in 2023.
Six Special Olympics representatives standing on stage holding the Berlin signing and posing for group photos.
Berlin, Germany - 30 January 2020: Berlin today became the official host of the 2023 Special Olympics World Games during a ceremony in the German capital.
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German delegation celebrating in a group with their hands up in the air.
The Special Olympics World Games offer the opportunity to unite the world like no other event can.
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Africa World Games 2019
Special Olympics has launched a revolution in its approach to sport and competition with the roll-out of an exciting new floorball data project. In partnership with the International Floorball Federation (IFF), Special Olympics launched an innovative real-time sports data project at the Invitational Games in Sweden. The Games are taking place from the 1 to the 4 of February and feature 90 floorball players from Sweden, Belgium, Finland and Spain competing across the competition.