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The Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2023 will mark the first time Special Olympics International has brought a global competition to Russia.

In Russia, around 130,000 people with intellectual disabilities are involved in physical education and about 5,000 physical culture events of the municipal, regional and all-Russian levels are held annually under the Special Olympics Russia program.

The Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2023 will help Special Olympics Russia to create new opportunities for social integration for the estimated three million people with intellectual disabilities living in Russia.

Regarded as Russia’s capital of sports, Kazan is an exciting new destination for Special Olympics. The selection of Kazan by the Special Olympics International Board of Directors was made based on the city’s proven reputation for hosting large international sporting events, support from local, state, and national governments of Russia, and a strong legacy vision to use the power of sport to establish thriving, inclusive communities by transforming attitudes and behaviors throughout Russia, and the world.

Among the Games organizers are representatives of international and national organizations and authorities
Games official ambassadors promote development of an inclusive society in all areas of life
Companies that joined the global initiative supporting people with special needs
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2023
Russia is the largest country in the world by total area. It is home to over 190 nationalities that live together in peace and harmony.
Over 1,000 years old, Kazan is the Sports Capital of Russia that has become one of the most visited cities in the country.