Special Olympics will be held in the capital of Tatarstan from 22 to 28 Jan 2022. This information to the correspondent “RG” have confirmed in the press service of the city Executive Committee.

it is Expected that during the week of the competition will be held in seven sports, which will bring together about two thousand athletes. The tournament in Kazan charged with ANO “Directorate of sports and social projects.” This organization has extensive experience in conducting major sporting and socially important events in the capital.

Specalised are held solely for the purpose of adaptation of people with intellectual disabilities. At the competition there is no purpose to identify the strongest and record sports records. The last winter special Olympics took the Austrian Graz in 2017. Then the Russian team consisted of 120 athletes from 20 regions of the country.

the Initiator of the birth of the international movement in the late 60-ies was Eunice Kennedy Shriver – sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy. Themselves world games are held since 1986.