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 nations will compete in nine sports. They will be accompanied by countless family members, volunteers, fans, and media from around the world. Prior to the Opening Ceremony at Letzigrund Stadium in Zurich on 6 March 2029, athletes will get to know all regions of Switzerland via the Host Town program. After the Closing Ceremony on 17 March 2029, the impact of the Games will live on in the hearts and attitudes of the people of the canton of Graubünden and across the country.

The enthusiasm in Switzerland is great. Here you can find some statements from athletes, ambassadors and politicians.

Press release