We are exactly 200 days away from the 2022 Special Olympics World Winter Games, in Kazan, Russia, the world’s largest sport and humanitarian event to hold next year. Special Olympics Nigeria athletes are full of excitement and are looking forward to the games, to join their counterpart from across the globe to showcase the incredible abilities that people with intellectual disabilities possess.
To commemorate the 200-day countdown, Kazan, Russia erected a dynamic monument in the center of the city. The monument features Zilant, a mythical dragon and mascot for the (Kazan Games), and a digital screen with a dynamic clock counting down the days until Opening Ceremony on 22nd January 2022.
The Kazan Games will offer 2,000 Special Olympics athletes and Special Olympics Unified Sports® (UCS) partners from 100 nations the opportunity to compete in seven sports: alpine skiing, snowboarding, floorball, cross-country skiing, figure skating, short track speed skating, and snowshoeing. In addition to sports competitions, the Kazan Games will focus on expanding the organization’s programming in inclusive health, education, and leadership.
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