On 29 January - 4 February 2022, Kazan hosts the II Special Olympics Russia Winter Invitational Games.
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Families Program

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The Families Program is aimed to service up family members who decide to travel to the World Games to cheer their athletes. Its goal is to ensure a safe and inviting environment for visiting family members to best enjoy sport competition and have quality interaction with fellow local and international family members.

Who are defined as family members?

The following criteria shall be used to define a family member – the person is any individual who is related to an athlete participating in the World Games who is:

  • The husband, wife, partner or child of the competing athlete
  • A blood relative of the athlete (e.g. mother, father, sibling, grandparent, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin, and a relative related by marriage or a partner of a blood relative)
  • The competing athlete’s legal guardian, foster partner or caregiver
  • An individual involved with the competing athlete in a parenting role

How can I register?

Check out the Families Registration Guide which will help through the registration process and provide necessary information about travel arrangements to the Russian Federation and services rendered to family members.

All registration forms must be submitted by 15 October 2021.

Kazan 2022 COVID-19 Immunization Policy
All credentialed World Games participants, including Families will be required to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend the Games in Kazan. During registration, you will be required to enter information about the date of your COVID-19 vaccine and to upload a copy of your country’s official government proof of vaccination ID/record. The proof of vaccination may be in your local language.

In addition to the COVID vaccination requirements, we will be implementing on-site COVID prevention protocols including requirements for masking, distancing, sanitization, and hygiene in line with the Special Olympics Global Return to Activities protocol and Russian Federation regulations. Specific protocols for each client group will be distributed in the Fall to all registered participants.

You can read the immunization policy here.

Still have questions?

If you still have any questions regarding the registration procedure or services provided to family members, please feel free to contact the Organizing Committee via a contact form.