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PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013

PyeongChang Special Olympics World Winter Games 2013

The Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held from January 29 to February 5 in Pyeongchang and Gangneung in Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province), Korea.

Under the slogan "Together we can" which symbolizes challenge and encourages people with intellectual disabilities to participate in sports, more than 2,200 athletes from more than 110 countries will participate in the eight-day international winter sports event.

The Special Olympics World Games are an international sporting event held every two years, alternating between summer and winter games to provide sports training opportunities for mentally disabled athletes around the world in order to enhance their athleticism and social adaptation capabilities.

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http://2013sopoc.org/hb/eng/ (Korean, English)

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