Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 Live
Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 Live Stream television coverage in Austria. The world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in 2017 will be the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 live in Graz, Schladming, Ramsau, and Styria, Austria. The games will run from 14 to 25 March should provide great Entertainment as usual this year. Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 Live starts this week, and you no doubt want to know where to watch all the games. And though it’s easy enough to find the games on cable.
Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 Live Online
What is the Special Olympics?
The Special Olympics comprise a group of athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The competition started on Tuesday and will go on till 25 March. File photo of the Indian contingent for the Special Olympics. Image courtesy: austria2017.orgFile photo of the Indian contingent for the Special Olympics. Image courtesy: austria2017.org The last Special Olympics World Winter Games were held in 2013 in Pyeongchang, South Korea while Los Angeles hosted the Special Olympics World Summer Games in 2015. Unlike the Paralympics, the Special Olympics are not held in the same year as the Olympics.
Who are the athletes?
Almost 2,700 athletes from 107 countries will be competing this year. About 1,000 coaches will also accompany these athletes. How did the Special Olympics start?
The Special Olympics are the brainchild of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who is the sister of former US president John F Kennedy. Shriver had organised informal sports events in her backyard in an effort to bring joy and a sense of belonging to those with intellectual disabilities for many years before she held the first Special Olympics World Games in 1968 in Chicago, where around 1,000 athletes from the US and Canada participated. News Source