World Games

Special Olympics World Winter Games 2021

The Winter World Games will be held in Sweden, February 6-12.

Special Olympics Kansas athletes that are interested in competing, please click on the  2021 World Winter Games Athlete Nomination Infomation  for details.

There is another opportunity for SOKS athletes to attend is with the Law Enforcement Tourch Run Final Leg.  Please click on 2021 World Winter Games Final Leg Nomination Info for more information. Deadline is Dec. 16 for athletes to apply.

Law Enforcement Torch Run members can apply to be part of the Final Leg Run by downloading the form HERE. Deadline is Dec. 2 for LETR members to apply.


2021 Winter Games Sports

Competition will include the following sports:

Alpine Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Figure Skating
Floorball (Floor hockey)
Speed Skating


Kansas delegation quota

Kansas has been awarded three athlete positions for the 2021 Special Olympics World Winter Games. They are as follows:

1 Female Downhill Skier – intermediate skill level
1 Female Snowshoer – level 1 skill, 25m and 50m distance
1 Male Snowshoer – level 2 skill, 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m relay


Basic requirements of the trip: More detailed requirements will be given at a later date
Attend a training camp at Copper Mountain, Colorado, February 19 – 24, 2020 (these dates include a travel day to and from the camp). Cost of this trip is covered by the fundraising.

Attend the games (tentatively with travel dates that will be confirmed later) from February 3 – February 14, 2021. This includes a travel day to a central location in the US before the delegation travels to the games. Also includes 2 days before the games for participation in the Host Town Program….a city in Sweden “hosts” the delegation by providing 2 days of fun, food, hospitality, sport practice, etc. to assist the team in transitioning to life in Sweden.

Raise $8,250.0 by December 31, 2020 – SOKS will create a fundraising page for each team member.