Special Olympics cancels Alaska Winter Games due to virus concerns

The Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games scheduled for this month are canceled due to concerns about the spread of CORVID-19, organizers say.

Special Olympics International made the decision to suspend all training activities and competitions through the end of March.

The winter games, planned to run March 15-17 in Anchorage, would have brought together “hundreds of athletes and volunteers from across Alaska,” according to a written statement from Special Olympics Alaska.

According to their site, Special Olympics Alaska provides year-round athletic training in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.