Watch the Opening Ceremony

ESPN will broadcast the Austria 2017 Opening Ceremony on 25 March.

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    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

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    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

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    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

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    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

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    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

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    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

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    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

  • 1300x800-Sports-Slideshow-Aquatcis

    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

  • 1300x800-Sports-Slideshow-Aquatcis

    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

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    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

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    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

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    Our Sports

    Special Olympics offers 30-plus Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities. This page presents coaching guides, rules, quick-start guides and more.

All Sports

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Alpine Skiing
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Athletics
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Badminton
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Basketball
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Bocce
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Bowling
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Cricket
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Cross Country Skiing
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Cycling
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Equestrian
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Figure Skating
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Floorball
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Floor Hockey
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Football
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Golf
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Gymnastics Artistic
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Gymnastics Rhythmic
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Handball
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Judo
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Kayaking
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Motor Activity Training Program
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Netball
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Open Water Swimming
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Powerlifting
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Roller Skating
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Sailing
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Snowboarding
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Snowshoeing
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Softball
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Short Track Speed Skating
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Swimming
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Table Tennis
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Tennis
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Triathlon
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Volleyball

 ❝ There are times when we become disheartened or discouraged and life may feel like an uphill climb. Those are the times to remember that a rewarding life is filled with challenge; the effort creates fires that temper us and strengthen our spirit. So do not feel pity for me. Give me a chance!  ❞ 

Thomas Gatu, Special Olympics Kenya Athlete and Coach

World and Regional Games Center

Fulfilling the Mission of Special Olympics

Every day and all around the world, our athletes train and strive to achieve their very best. At World Games, the entire Special Olympics Movement comes together to see our athletes in action and celebrate their victories over huge odds. No other organized event in the world has the social and emotional impact of the Special Olympics World Games. For the athletes and their families, the experience opens doors to unimagined possibilities. For volunteers, coaches and other supporters from all parts of the world, the Games inspire hope and belief in a brighter future of global acceptance, understanding and unity.

World and Regional Games Center
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