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: 3,000||Games duration: 12 days (8 days of sport)|
| Locations: Graz, Schladming, Ramsau||Sport disciplines: Nine|
| Venues: Four|| Honoured guests: 1,200|
| Countries competing: 110|| Media representatives: 1,000|
| Coaches: 1,100|| Family members: 5,000|