2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games

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9th Special Olympics World Winter Games
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Host city Nagano, Nagano, Japan
Nations participating 84
Athletes participating 2,600
Events 79 in 7 sports
Opening ceremony February 26
Closing ceremony March 5
Officially opened by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
Torch Lighter Ryuya Kamihara
Main venue M-Wave

The 2005 Special Olympics Winter World Games were hosted at Nagano in Japan and were the first Special Olympics World Games held in Asia. Nagano became the first city in the world to host the Olympics, Paralympics and Special Olympics World Games.

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