Special Olympics Nigeria hosted a press conference for its 31-man delegation of which 22 are athletes, that will be representing Nigeria at the Special Olympics World Winter Games(SOWWG) scheduled to hold from 14th -25th March 2017 in Austria. The event took place on Thursday, 9th March 2017 at the Vigeo House in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The 2017 Oyo State Young Athletes fun day took place on 16th of February, 2017 at the HLA School for the Handicapped, Agodi, Ibadan. A total of 81 Athletes, 78 Partners, 18 coaches, and 4 volunteers were present at the event.
The employees of Microsoft Nigeria spent a whole day with the athletes, coaches and staff of Special Olympics Nigeria at the indoor hall of the National Stadium Lagos. Microsoft staff taught computer programming language, participated in a friendly floor ball and floor hockey match and had a dance competition with the SO Nigeria athletes.
The second global symposium on Overcoming Social Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness took place on the 25th of October, 2016 at the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
SO Nigeria is set to launch a new youth empowerment initiative known as the Special Olympics Nigeria Youth Empowerment and Skill Acquisition Program (SO YESAP).