2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games

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11th Special Olympics World Winter Games
Host city PyeongChang, South Korea
Events
Opening ceremony January 29
Closing ceremony February 5
Officially opened by Lee Myung-bak
Main venue Gangneung Indoor Ice Rink

The 11th Special Olympics World Winter Games was a Special Olympics, a multi-sports event that was held in Pyeongchang, South Korea from January 29 through February 5, 2013.[1] Though officially allocated to Pyeongchang, events were also held in Gangneung Indoor Ice Rink.[citation needed]

Venues[edit]

The three venues and events are:[2]

Opening ceremony[edit]

The Games[edit]

Participating Special Olympic Committees[edit]

Participating Special Olympic Committees[3]

Sports[edit]

The 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games programme featured 8 sports with encompassing many disciplines (in parentheses).[3][4]

Calendar[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medals EG Exhibition gala CC Closing ceremony
January/February 29
Tue
30
Wed
31
Thu
1
Fri
2
Sat
3
Sun
4
Mon
5
Tue
Gold medals
Ceremonies OC CC
Alpine skiing
Cross-Country Skiing
Figure skating
Floor ball
Floor hockey
Short Track Speed Skating
Snowboarding
Snowshoeing
January/February 29
Tue
30
Wed
31
Thu
1
Fri
2
Sat
3
Sun
4
Mon
5
Tue
Gold medals


Mascots[edit]

The mascots are Ra, In and Bow.[5]

Nations[edit]

Canada won the overall medal table. They won 109 medals (44 Gold, 44 Silver and 21 Bronze).

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Games Overview". Special Olympics. 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  2. ^ "2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics Winter Games : Facilities Location Guide | Games > Venues > PyeongChang". 2013sopoc.org. 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  3. ^ a b "2013 World Winter Games". Special Olympics. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  4. ^ "2013 Pyeongchang Special Olympics Winter Games : Sports Program | Sports > Sports". 2013sopoc.org. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Put Yourself in the Picture". Special Olympics. Retrieved 2013-02-07.