World Winter Games

Special Olympics Russia Holds Logo Design Competition for 2022 Winter Games
The logo for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 will be determined by a design contest hosted by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation in cooperation with Special Olympics Russia.
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The Landscapes with Naveh Elder Welcomes ESPN | Special Olympics: Athletes with a disability, diversity and Inclusion | Wokie Daboh, Kate Jackson, and John Papa; images of the speakers are included under each persons name.
Special Olympics has come a long way since 1968 and now it goes beyond just sports. In the past two weeks, the Landscape Podcast, a series of episodes highlighting people, programs and businesses changing the landscape for individuals with any type of disability, has focused on Special Olympics and ESPN.
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SiriusXM Graphic: Tune In: Channel 126, Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon
Wilmer Leon, host of Inside the Issues on SiriusXM radio’s Urban View – Channel 126 dedicated an entire hour to Special Olympics on Saturday, August 15, 2020.
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Special Olympics International Global Ambassador Apolo Ohno with Hanna Atkinson, Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger from Special Olympics Colorado.
Special Olympics International Global Ambassador Apolo Ohno, three-time Olympian in short track speed skating, expressed his excitement for the World Winter Games 2022 Kazan on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show (Stars Channel 109).
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Group of five athletes lined up against a railing.
Planning for the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 is officially underway as Kazan, Russia was announced as official host city of the Games. Despite social distancing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, enthusiasm about the announcement was shared virtually.
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Floorball players in the middle of a game.
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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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.
Anna McDougal showing off her medal with excitement.
No other organized event in the world has the emotional and social impact of the Special Olympics World Games
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The Most Inclusive Event on the Planet
Attracting world leaders, celebrities, dignitaries and hundreds of thousands of spectators, the Special Olympics World Games are one of the most powerful and important vehicles for communicating to the world the abilities and gifts of people with intellectual disabilities, the most marginalized population on earth.
Ariel photo of the Closing Ceremony at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.jpg
One month has passed since the final competitions, the last medals awarded and the lights dimmed down on the Closing Ceremony of the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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