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Memorable moments from Special Olympics World Games

Austrian Alpine skier Barbara Pƶlzl shares a special postrace moment with her uncle, Bernhard Klug, in the finishing area of the Super-G finals at slope 32 in Rohrmoos, Austria. Jakob Michael Berr for ESPN

Nearly 2,700 athletes from 105 nations descended upon the Austrian cities of Schladming, Ramsau and Graz to compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games, which concluded Friday.

The athletes, including nearly 200 from the United States, competed in the sports of skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, figure skating, speed skating, floor hockey and floor ball. But they did more than bring home medals. They showed, on a world stage, the power of acceptance, inclusion and, as the Special Olympics oath states, "being brave in the attempt."

Race to the finish

Irish eyes are smiling

The cold seat

Best foot forward

Game faces

Quick on their feet

Throw your hands in the air

The support system

A great comeback

The sky is the limit

The grand finale