Chur welcomes Special Olympics

Many thanks to all citizens of Chur. With yesterday’s yes vote, the people of Chur have not only approved the budget needed to hold an extraordinary sporting event, but have also sent an important signal for an inclusive society. The Special Olympics World Winter Games 2029 – the world’s largest humanitarian sports event for people with intellectual disabilities – will bring 2500 athletes from over 100 nations to Graubünden. Switzerland will experience a major event that will thrill with exciting sports competitions and offer an entertaining supporting program with activities that will radiate to all regions of the country. But this unique event stands for much more than just sports. It brings people together and makes encounters possible. The preparations for it and the event itself are ideal platforms for inclusion, appreciation and respect.

The first major milestone has been set with the “yes” vote in Chur.