Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

#Berlin2023 Day 5: What's on the agenda today?

On the photo you can see two athletes after the run-in of 800m. Both are overjoyed.
20.06.2023, Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, Leichtathletik - 800m - Level A - Finals H1 - Reaktion im Ziel: Regan Hofley (1060/SO Canada) und Yukine Watanabe (1422/SO Nippon) Foto: LOC/Annegret Hilse
LOC/Annegret Hilse/LOC/Annegret Hilse

Today, final competitions in a total of 12 sports can be attended. In the evening, we will dance at the Athletes' Party right in front of the historic Brandenburger Tor. More information about the highlights of the day can be found here.

  • In sports, the action continues with group stages and final competitions.
  • The SO Cheer Program will provide the right atmosphere.
  • It is already the last chance to enjoy the action at our golf competitions.
  • A highlight for the athletes: Their party will take place today in front of the Brandenburger Tor.

Half of the competition days are already over and hundreds of medals have already been ceremonially handed over. Today, however, 21 out of 26 sports are on the program.

On the picture you can see both teams in front of the basketball rim.
19.06.2023_Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 Messegelände Berlin Basketball Germany vs. Senegal Foto: LOC/Florian Conrads

The group stages (basketball 3x3, basketball 5v5, beach volleyball, football, handball, field hockey, sailing, tennis and volleyball) are still taking place.

Finals and subsequent award ceremonies will be held today in badminton, bocce, bowling, golf, judo, kayaking, powerlifting, athletics, cycling, equestrian, swimming and table tennis.

The already last competition day and therefore the last chance for a visit is coming up today at golf in Bad Saarow.

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For last-minute visitors, tickets are still available for purchase online or on site (card payment only).



The photo shows young Special Olympics cheerleaders with their pompoms.
Young Athletes demonstration (for spectators and honored guests) - Cheerleaders Red Maniacs
Anna Spindelndreier

Fans of cheerleading get a special treat during our Games whenSpecial Olympics Cheer enter the stage. They not only provide a very special atmosphere at the competitions, but also a spectacular show. Today the cheerleaders will be at Olympiapark and at Messe Berlin.

The crowning finale of the day is the Athletes' Party right in front of the famous Brandenburger Tor. Here all delegations, volunteers, sports officials and employees of the World Games can celebrate together what they have already archived.


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