The application period of the all-Russian competition for designing the logo of the 2022 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Kazan came to an end. Organizers have received over 30 entries from Moscow, Samara, Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan, Taganrog, the Republic of Dagestan, Vladimir and Smolensk Oblasts and other cities and regions. The winner will be granted a ₽100,000 award.
After the application period had ended, the qualification phase of the competition began. From 1 to 9 October 2020 the entries are being checked against the competition criteria, then the competition commission will shortlist three to five best design projects. The winner will be announced in mid-October.
The competition commission includes Anton Belov, the director of the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Dmitry Barbanel, a Russian designer and creative director, Alexander Lavrentyev, laureate of the State Prize of Russia in the field of education, member of the National Design Academy, Tatyana Baranova, the Ambassador and athlete of the Special Olympics, as well as representatives of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan. The commission is headed by President Olga Slutsker, Chairman of the Board of the Special Olympics.
The Competition was initiated by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Special Olympics of Russia. The Directorate for Sports and Social Projects acts as the organizer of the competition.
Requirements for competition entries are published at the Directorate’s website.
Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022
The 2022 Special Olympics World Winter Games will take place in Kazan on 22-28 January and are to be the first international event under the umbrella of Special Olympics International in Russia.
Special Olympics World Winter Games will include competitions where 2,000 athletes and unified partners (athletes without intellectual disabilities) from 108 countries will take part. They will be joined by around 3,000 volunteers and 4,000 honourable guests and members of their families to make the event truly large-scale.
The Special Olympics World Winter Games are one of the most prestigious sporting events aimed at creating a truly inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities. The World Games also provide an important platform for the functioning of the Special Olympic movement in the areas of healthcare, education and leadership for athletes.
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics founded in 1968 is an international movement aimed at terminating discrimination of people with intellectual disabilities. It acts for inclusion of all people by developing sports and programs in the areas of healthcare, education and leadership. Every year the Special Olympics movement organizes over 100,000 games and competitions in more than 30 Olympic disciplines and unites more than 6 million athletes and unified partners and more than half a million coaches and volunteers in over 190 countries and territories.
About Russian Special Olympics
Special Olympics Russia was founded in 1999 and is one of the largest national programs within the worldwide movement. In Russia there are about 130,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities. Within the program of the Special Olympics about 5,000 sporting events are organized for them annually on municipal, regional and federal levels. Today regional departments are functioning in 62 of the regions of Russia. Every year Russian athletes with intellectual disabilities participate in international Special Olympics events and take leading positions.
Press Office of Directorate for Sports and Social Projects