Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

#Berlin2023 Day 6: What's on the agenda today?

A girls hodling Table tennis racket , identity card and hand towel on her left hand where in her right hand is clenched and showing to the camera
Alessia Zucchelli of Italy Badminton Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, 18.06.2023 Photo: Marvin Ibo Guengoer
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Today, gymnastics-artistic is the last sport to start the competitions at our Games, we cooperate with CSD Berlin e.V. at the Special Olympics Festival at Neptunbrunnen and more. An overview of the highlights of the day can be found here.

  • The hot phase in many competitions: a total of 23 sports are active.
  • Gymnastics-artistic start their competitions today as the last sport.
  • At our festival at Neptunbrunnen, we celebrate together with CSD Berlin.
  • The first medal decisions will be made in football.

We have already reached the sixth competition day of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 and thus we are three days before the end of the event. So the hot phase in on, also in the racket sports:

  1. Badminton final Singles: Women and Men.
  2. Tennis final Unified Sports® team competition —> postponed to Saturday
  3. Table tennis final single: women and men

They have waited a long time, now they are finally in the spotlight: the athletes of gymnastics-artistic.

The photo shows a young athlete during his performance on the pommel horse.
World Games 2019, UAE, Gymnastics.
Fernando Cambeiro

From 9.00 to 19.30 hrs., the preliminary round takes place at Messe Berlin (CityCube Level B). During the tournament a total of 8 disciplines will be performed.

What is going on in the other sports today, you can find out here.

For short notice spectators, there are still tickets to grab online or on site (card payment only).


The Inclusion-Multiplicity-Day will be celebrated together with CSD Berlin e.V. as part of the Festival at Neptunbrunnen.

The stage program with music, performances, panel discussion, drag show and more starts at 14:00. DJ Bertolt Meyer will close the event at 21:30 hrs. Come by and celebrate a colorful party with us!


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