Since 1995, badminton has been part
of the Special Olympics World Games.
How to play badminton:
Badminton is played on an indoor court.
There is a net in the middle of the court.
2 or 4 players play against each other.
The players use rackets.
The players use the rackets to hit a shuttlecock over the net.
Do the players make mistakes?
For example, the shuttlecock falls on the ground.
Then the other team gets a point.
How to win the match?
The first team to get 21 points,
wins the match.
The other team cannot have more than 19 points.
If this happens,
the match goes in the overtime.
The teams play until
one team has 2 points more than the other.
In Unified Sports®, people with ID and
people without disabilities play sport together.
They also compete together.
The people with ID are called athletes.
The people without disabilities are called partners.
Is badminton a Unified Sport?
There are teams of people with ID.
And there are teams of people with ID and people without disabilities.
How many people play badminton at the World Games?
154 athletes and 66 partners.