Special aspects of winter sport competitions of the 2022 Special Olympics World Winter Games were discussed at the seminar that took place in Kazan on 12-13 November.
Among participants of the seminar were Maksim Denisov, Director General of the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects, Egor Lebedev, CEO of Special Olympics Russia, sports advisors of Special Olympics Russia, representatives of the Russian winter sports federations, referees, etc.
“This seminar is very important for us. Together we are preparing for the Games that we must host at the highest level. For this purpose, we have to discuss all organisational details thoroughly and to visit the venues. It is one of the meetings in the lead-up to the Games, and we are grateful for professionalism and attention to details in all aspects of preparation that the Kazan team shows,” noted Egor Lebedev.
The 2022 Special Olympics World Winter Games will take place in Kazan on 22-28 January and are to be the first international event under the auspices of Special Olympics International in Russia.
2,000 athletes and unified partners (athletes without intellectual disabilities) from 108 countries will compete at the Special Olympics World Winter Games. They will be joined by around 3,000 volunteers and 4,000 honourable guests and members of their families to make the event truly large-scale.
The Special Olympics World Winter Games are one of the most prestigious sporting events aimed at creating a truly inclusive world for people with intellectual disabilities. The World Games also provide an important platform for the functioning of the Special Olympic movement in the areas of healthcare, education and leadership for athletes.
Press Office of Directorate for Sports and Social Projects