Special Olympics World Winter Games, Austria 

Graz, Schladming, Ramsau: 18th - 24th March 2017

Special Olympics... changing lives
The world's largest sports and humanitarian event in 2017 will be the Special Olympics World Games in Graz and Schladming, Austria. Austria will welcome 3,000 Special Olympics athletes from 110 nations to compete in nine Olympic-type winter sport. The Special Olympics movement is committed to creating a world where every person, regardless of their ability or disability, is accepted, welcomed and valued.

Team Ireland at the World Winter Games:

Irish athletes: 26
Total delegation size: 38
Team Ireland will compete in Floorball and Alpine Skiing at these Games

Special Olympics World Winter Games - 'fast facts'
 Athletes: 3,000Games duration: 12 days (8 days of sport)
 Locations: Graz, Schladming, RamsauSport disciplines: Nine
 Venues: Four Honoured guests: 1,200
 Countries competing: 110 Media representatives: 1,000
 Coaches: 1,100 Family members: 5,000

Read all about the athletes competing in Austria by clicking on the below link:
Athlete and Coach Profiles

 You can also find out more about these Games via their website here.

World Winter Games Trailer

More Information on Floorball and Alpine Skiing
in Special Olympics Ireland