Welcome to Kazan, Russia
for the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022

22-28 January 2022
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Welcome to Kazan, Russia
for the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022
22-28 January 2022
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About Games
The Special Olympics World Winter Games are among the world's most prestigious sporting events and are focused on advancing a truly inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities. The World Games also provide a prominent platform for the movement's work in health, education, and leadership for athletes.
108
nations
7
sports
2,000
athletes and Unified partners
7
competition days
108 nations, 7 sports, 7 competition days, 2,000 athletes and Unified partners
About Host
Kazan is Russia's capital of sports, a city with a thousand-year history, one of the country's largest economic, scientific and cultural centers, a melting pot of diverse cultures, ethnicities and traditions, and an exciting new destination for Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 will mark the first time the organization has brought a global competition to Russia. No stranger to major sports events, Kazan has played host an array of top sports competitions, including the 2013 Summer Universiade, 2015 FINA World Championships and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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About Host
Kazan is Russia's capital of sports, a city with a thousand-year history, one of the country's largest economic, scientific and cultural centers, a melting pot of diverse cultures, ethnicities and traditions, and an exciting new destination for Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 will mark the first time the organization has brought a global competition to Russia. No stranger to major sports events, Kazan has played host an array of top sports competitions, including the 2013 Summer Universiade, 2015 FINA World Championships and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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About Special Olympics
Founded in 1968, Special Olympics is a global movement to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. The organization fosters acceptance of all people through the power of sport and programming in education, health, and leadership.

With more than six million athletes and Unified Sports partners in over 190 countries and territories and more than one million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers more than 30 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions every year.

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About Special Olympics
Founded in 1968, Special Olympics is a global movement to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. The organization fosters acceptance of all people through the power of sport and programming in education, health, and leadership.

With more than six million athletes and Unified Sports partners in over 190 countries and territories and more than one million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers more than 30 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions every year.

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About Special Olympics Russia
Special Olympics Russia has been active for more than two decades and has 128,293 athletes taking part in sport and competition across the country. It covers 62 regions and is strongly supported by the Ministry of Sport of Russia.

Its mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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About Special Olympics Russia
Special Olympics Russia has been active for more than two decades and has 128,293 athletes taking part in sport and competition across the country. It covers 62 regions and is strongly supported by the Ministry of Sport of Russia.

Its mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS RUSSIA WINTER INVITATIONAL GAMES
3-8 FEBRUARY 2021
KAZAN, RUSSIA
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