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Bocce

Since 1991, bocce has been part of the Special Olympics World Games.

 

How to play bocce:

You play bocce on grass or sand.

2 teams compete against each other.

Each team has 4 balls.

There is also a smaller ball on the court.

The smaller ball is called pallina.

Each team has to throw its balls as close

as possible to the pallina.

The photo shows a female athlete during a Bocce competition.
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The photo shows a happy Bocce player during competition. He clenches his fists joyfully.
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The photo shows a Bocce field with a female athlete during competition.
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The photo shows a concentrated Bocce player during competition.
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The photo shows a Bocce player during competition who is lifting her arms joyfully.
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The photo shows a concentrated Bocce player during competition.
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On the photo, there is a Bocce player who is raising his arms while celebrating.
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On the photo, there is a female athlete during a Bocce competition.
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Unified Sports®

 
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 bocce a Unified Sport?

Yes.

There are teams of people with ID.

And there are teams of people with ID and people without disabilities.

 

How many people play bocce at the World Games?

262 athletes and 62 partners.


Bocce takes place at Messe Berlin in Hall 1.2.


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