Toyota Partners with Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022


Toyota Motor Europe became an official mobility partner of Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 during a signing ceremony at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Toyota will support the Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 and provide over 150 vehicles for use during the week-long event.

“We’re happy to have Toyota as partner of the World Winter Games in Kazan,” said Olga Slutsker, President of Special Olympics Russia. “Their support for the Games will help Special Olympics improve inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities in Russia and around the world.”

“Special Olympics is proud to expand our partnership with Toyota through the 2022 World Winter Games in Kazan,” said Mary Davis, Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer. “Toyota’s authentic commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in their continuous backing of our global movement and events like World Winter Games.”

Special Olympics World Winter Games Kazan 2022 will offer 2,000 athletes and Unified partners from 100 nations the opportunity to compete in seven sports: alpine skiing, snowboarding, floorball, cross-country skiing, figure skating, short track speed skating and snowshoeing. In addition to sports competitions, the Games will focus on expanding the organization’s programming in inclusive health, education, and leadership.

About Special Olympics

Founded in 1968, Special Olympics is a global movement to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. We foster acceptance of all people through the power of sport and programming in education, health, and leadership. With more than six million athletes and Unified Sports partners in over 190 countries and territories and more than one million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers more than 30 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions every year.

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About Special Olympics Russia

Special Olympics Russia was founded in 1999 and is one of the largest national programs in the global Special Olympics movement. 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. Currently there are Special Olympics regional offices in 62 regions of Russia. Russian athletes with intellectual disabilities take part in international tournaments annually in the Special Olympics Russia program with athletes occupying various leadership positions.