Heartbeat of the World
After 24 years, the next World Winter Games will be returning to Austria in March of 2017. The Games will be held in three primary locations: Graz, the second largest city in Austria and capital of Styria. In Schladming, where the Alpine Skiing World Championships took place in both 1982 and 2013. And in Ramsau, where the Nordic Skiing World Championships took place in 1999.
The Winter World Games is expected to draw 3,000 athletes from 110 nations over the 12 days of the event. With this comes 1,100 coaches and 3,000 volunteers, making these Games one of the largest international sports and humanitarian events in 2017.
For more information please visit: www.austria2017.org
Meet your local Special Olympics Arizona athletes competing in this year's Winter World Games:
Coach - Margo Carrasquilla
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