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Nino Schurter is an ambassador for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Switzerland 2029

Nino Schurter, the most successful Swiss mountain biker, is an ambassador for the Special Olympics World Winter Games Switzerland 2029. The professional athlete, who is one of the best mountain bikers in the world with nine world championship titles as well as Olympic gold, silver and bronze, also wants to use his energy for a...

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Special Olympics World Winter Games 2029 in Switzerland

The international Board of Directors of Special Olympics has provisionally awarded World Winter Games 2029 to Switzerland. The Games are scheduled for March 6 – 17, 2029, and 2,500 athletes from more than 100 countries will compete in nine sports and show the world the power of inclusion. For twelve days 2,500 athletes from 100...

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Bid for World Winter Games in Switzerland has been submitted

Special Olympics Switzerland submitted its bid for World Winter Games in Switzerland in March 2029 to Special Olympics International on January 27, 2021. The main goal of the Games in Switzerland is to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in our society. 2500 athletes, 650 coaches and about 800 media representatives are expected to...

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Candidacy launch

Ittigen, 12.10.2020. The candidacy dossier was submitted to Federal Councillor Viola Amherd. She is backing the project and had intended to receive a delegation of athletes with disabilities at the Federal Palace. Due to increased coronavirus measures, however, this was not possible. Nevertheless, the Chair of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport...

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The candidacy dossier is ready

On 30 July 2020, the candidacy dossier for hosting the World Winter Games 2029 drawn up by the University of Applied Sciences of the Grisons and Special Olympics Switzerland was completed and submitted to the relevant public-sector partners.

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