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World Games

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March 14-25, 2017 | Austria

Every four years Special Olympics Incorporated conducts a World Winter Games that includes athletes from all international programs. Austria is proud to have been selected as host of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. This event will showcase athletes competing in nine sports during the week of March 14-25. Competitions will be offered in both Traditional and Unified play, bringing together the community to support and play side-by-side with our athletes.

While the Games will highlight competition, special events throughout the week—including Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athlete events and educational programs—will create an experience of a lifetime for all athletes, families and volunteers in attendance.

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ESPN will provide full coverage of the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria!

ESPN’s global coverage of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria, the largest sporting and humanitarian event in 2017, will begin March 18 with a live three-hour special capturing the inspiration, pageantry, performances and special guests of the World Winter Games Opening Ceremony. It marks the first ever live coverage of the World Winter Games. From Sunday, March 19, through Friday, March 24, a nightly program—”Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017″—will bring viewers the stories, competition showcase, interviews and more from Austria.

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Pam Bergerson | Vice President of Sports & Education | 763.270.7170