The 10th World Transplant Winter Games have come and gone and the Games were simply outstanding. With breath-taking views across the Swiss Alps and carefully groomed slopes of Anzère, with its neighbour Arbaz, this was the perfect destination for transplanted people from all over the world to meet in a friendly and fun environment. The camaraderie and feeling of togetherness were on display for an entire event.
Participants from 25 countries descended on Anzère, Switzerland, for the Winter Games from January 7 to 12. A total of 93 Competitors, 78 supporters, 22 Nicholas Green Camp participants as well an international team of volunteers. The Games also saw the inclusion of 14 Living Donors and Donor Family members who were invited to compete in a select number of races.
With competitions in many different disciplines from skiing and snowboarding to cross-country skiing and curling, the World Transplant Winter Games provided challenges and excitement in equal quantities and left our participants with memories to take home and cherish.
The winter games are firmly back on the calendar.
We look forward to bringing news of the 2020 and 2022 World Transplant Winter Games.
In memory of Nicholas Green, a young American boy who was killed in Italy and whose family donated his organs for the benefit of others, the WTGF were proud to host a fully-supervised camp alongside the World Transplant Winter Games. Unaccompanied transplanted children from around the world were invited to a week of fun in the snow, to mix with other transplanted children and gain confidence and independence.
Thanks to Anzère, Arbaz and Ayent, also to the TACKERS team and Viamonde for their expert management of the kids’ camp.