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17-25 June 2023

Roller Skating

Since 1987, roller skating has been part

of the Special Olympics World Games.


Athletes wear roller skates.

They skate different distances.

For example, 100 metres or 500 metres.

Roller skating is done indoors.

Sometimes there are obstacles.

The athletes then skate around the obstacles.


Who wins the competition?

The athlete who completes the course in the quickest time taken.


How many people do roller skating at the World Games?

106 athletes.

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The photo shows two athletes roller skating at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Two female Roller Skaters are on the track, smiling and holding each other.
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The photo shows a group hug of the German roller skating team.
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A photo of two athletes competing in Roller Skating.
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Roller Skating takes place at Eissporthalle

on the grounds of Olympiapark.

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