Since 1968, basketball has been part
of the Special Olympics World Games.
How to play basketball:
2 teams play against each other.
Each team has 5 players.
There are 2 basketball nets.
The teams have to throw a ball into the other team’s nets.
The players are allowed to play the ball only with their hands.
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 basketball 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 basketball at the World Games?
387 athletes and 123 partners.