The largest international sporting movement for athletes with intellectual (learning) disabilities
The Special Olympics are considered to be the largest international sporting movement worldwide for people with intellectual disabilities – offering 4.2 million athletes from 170 countries all year-round training and competitions in 32 different kind of Olympic sports.
The "Special Olympics International" was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968. The headquarters located in Washington, DC, USA, coordinate the National Special Olympics programs.
This year, Austria had the great honor hosting the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 – taking place in Graz, Schladming, Ramsau, and Rohrmoos-Untertal (Styria) from March 15 to 25, 2017.
Salzburg Panorama Tours & Travel was happy to make a contribution being one of the sponsors for 2017.
Jürgen Winter, President of Special Olympics Austria:
"The Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 were superlative games enabling Austria to demonstrate its vibrant culture and its friendly and accommodating people. Without our strong partners these games would not have been possible - a warm thank you! "
Mag. Stefan Herzl, President of Salzburg Panorama Tours
"For us as a company it is really important to support the Special Olympics and set an example. We are honored contributing already for the second time to the realization of this great event. Big thumbs-up to the organizers and athletes who really done fantastic job."