2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games
January 29 - February 6
PyeongChang, Republic of Korea
Congratulations to the Riverside Mad Dogs, a Special Olympics Southern California floor hockey, for winning a silver medal at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea.
The team of 16 athletes and coaches joined 2,300 athletes and more than 15,000 fans from around the globe. The PyeongChang Games featured world-class competitions in sports such as alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, figure skating, snowboarding, and speed skating.
The event also included discussions on the impact that Special Olympics can have on individuals with intellectual disabilities and the communities they live in. Athletes, families, volunteers, world leaders, and celebrity ambassadors came together at the Games to attend policy summits, exchange ideas, and talk about the life-changing transformations Special Olympics offers.
World Games are held every two years and alternate between summer and winter games. The event is known to inspire hope and a belief in a brighter future for global acceptance, understanding, and unity for athletes of all abilities. In 2015, Los Angeles will host the World Summer Games.
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