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Competition

The program of the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 includes competitions in 7 sports that will be held at 5 venues.
Games in Kazan

It is expected that the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 will bring together around 3,000 delegates (athletes, partners, coaches, and officials) from 102 countries, 3,000 volunteers, 1,090 honored guests, 2,000 member families and up to 700 media representatives.

The Official Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be held on January 22 and 28, 2022 in the Tatneft Arena accommodating 8,700 spectators.

Rules

The competitions are distinctive in a way that they are devoid of any age and nationality divisions among the participants, neither have medal standings. The main thing is the growth over one’s self. People aged 15 and older are eligible for the participation in the Games.

Based on their physical fitness, the athletes are split up into the divisions. Each of the divisions accounts for maximum eight athletes, while the podium has eight places, too.

Mission

Special Olympics creates the conditions where one can demonstrate the limitless opportunities to the entire globe and inspire others, receive recognition, score a success and gain self-confidence. Special Olympics World Games change not only participants’ lives but also spark positive changes in a society making it truly inclusive for all.

Sports

Competitions will be held at the Sviyaga Alpine Skiing Complex
Competitions will be held at the Skiing and Biathlon Complex
Competitions will be held at the Sports Palace
Competitions will be held at the Kazan Tennis Academy
Competitions will be held at the Sviyaga Alpine Skiing Complex
Competitions will be held at the Burevestnik Stadium
Competitions will be held at the Sports Palace

Venues

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Located on the premises of the Universiade Village, Burevestnik Stadium has played host to national tournaments.
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Originally commissioned in 2009 and used as one of the venues for the 27th Summer Universiade, the Kazan Tennis Academy will host the floorball competition.
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The brand new facility, located in Mirny village, features a 5km track to accommodate professional and amateur athletes.
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Home to two ice rinks, the Sports Palace is one of Kazan's key sports facilities and previously hosted the 2016 World Mixed Curling Championship.
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Built in 2004, Sviyaga Alpine Skiing Complex is a popular venue for skiers, snowboarders, and other outdoor enthusiasts.