Turin is bidding to host the 2025 Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2025, one year before the Italian cities of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo are due to host the regular 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Turin’s candidacy has been officially presented by the Italian government, the Piedmont region, the Municipality of Turin, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), the Italian Paralympic Committee (CIP) and the president of Special Olympics Italy, Angelo Moratti. The decision on the event venue will be announced by Special Olympics International on June 18. Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. The organization, headquartered in Washington, DC, was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968. The Special Olympics World Games take place every four years, alternating between summer and winter games in two-year cycles. If in Turin, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2025 Winter Special Olympics will be held at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, which was renovated for the Turin 2006 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Turin is also hoping to host the 2025 Winter World University Games and has been working on this other bid since 2019.