United Games of the Special Olympics

United Games of the Special Olympics
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Throughout 21-28 January 2023, Kazan will be playing host to the United Games of the Special Olympics. The Tatarstan’s capital will bring together over 2,000 Special Olympics athletes not only from Russia but the whole world, as the Games are declared open for the athletes from other countries.

About the Games

United Games of the Special Olympics are aimed at the health strengthening and mass involvement of people with intellectual disabilities into the regular physical activities and sport as well as at the inclusive society development.

Combination of 8 winter and 10 summers sports makes these United Games of the Special Olympics unique and exceptional. 14 modern venues will house the Games. These will be the most large-scale and multidisciplinary competitions in the history of Special Olympics in Russia.

Cultural programme will embrace the events like the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Award ceremony, Host City Experience programme, policy events, seminars for parents, reporting event of the Unified Champion Schools programme, and Young Athletes programme.

Overall management of the activities on the Games organisation is carried out by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, Russian public charity organisation for helping the intellectually disabled “Special Olympics Russia”, Ministry of Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan.