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2013 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD WINTER GAMES
A Global Stage to Build Awareness  

Date: January 29-February 5
Place: PyeongChang, South Korea

More information: World Winter Games 2013  Official Website 
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Special Olympics Washington to Send Six Athletes  to PyeongChang, South Korea
Marathon Runner Andy Bryant to Carry Flame of Hope

Special Olympics Washington is pleased to announce that six athletes from Washington State have qualified to represent Special Olympics Team USA at the 2013 World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea January 29-February 6.

Washington athletes have joined other members of Team USA for a training camp in New York and will continue to train locally in preparation for the games.

In addition, Special Olympics Washington marathon runner Andy Bryant will carry the Flame of Hope to the Olympic Stadium in Korea. Bryant has run the Boston Marathon and is a sub-three hour marathon runner. He'll be accompanied by Centralia Police Office Patricia Finch.

Every day and all around the world, Special Olympics athletes train and strive to achieve their best. At World Games, the entire Special Olympics Movement comes together to see the athletes in action and celebrate their personal victories over huge odds.

Special Olympics Washington 2013 World Winter Games Athletes

  • Zachery Nelson, Alpine Skiing, Pasco
  • Ben Green, Cross Country Skiing, Seattle
  • Heather Comer, Alpine Skiing, Spokane Valley
  • Michelle Stedman, Cross Country Skiing, Lewiston ID
  • Michelle Jay, Cross Country Skiing, Sammamish
  • David Bishop, Cross Country Skiing, Seattle

Special Olympics Washington athletes qualified for World Winter Games by winning a gold medal in the selected sports at the 2012 State Winter Games in Wenatchee, WA. Thanks to the dedicated supporters of Special Olympics Washington, all 2013 World Winter Games athletes will travel & compete for FREE.

The 10th Special Olympics World Winter Games will bring nearly 3,300 athletes from 112 countries together in PyeongChang and Gangneung, Republic of Korea, the same site where the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held. More than 15,000 family, friends, volunteers and spectators are also expected to attend. Athletes will compete in seven Olympic-type sports: alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, short track speed skating, figure skating, floor hockey and the demonstration sport of floor ball.  

Special Olympics Team USA will send 151 athletes.