Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

#Berlin2023 Day 7: What's on the agenda today?

Two players competing with each other Judo competition
Special Olympics World Games 2023 Berlin 22.06.2023 Judo Women's Level 2 Alessia Schmidt in white (SO Germany), Angelica van der Wel (SO Netherlands) Foto: Tilo Wiedensohler/camera4
Tilo Wiedensohler/Tilo Wiedensohler/camera4

Today is the big decision day in most sports and one of the last chances to experience the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 in its fullness. An overview of the highlights of the day can be found here.

  • Final competitions in 23 out of 26 sports.
  • The last chance to visit is already in 16 of our sports.
  • We continue to invite you to participate in our free activities.
  • Many inclusive parties are part of the Cultural Program today and invite you to celebrate together.

Can you believe it? The Opening Ceremony at the Olympiastadion was already a week ago! And that means we are already on the penultimate day of the Games.

The photo shows the start of a swim race, with several athletes in different swimsuit colors taking a dynamic dive into the water.
Volleyball - Men's / Mixed Unifed Sports Team Competiton - SO Botswana 2 - SO Saudi Arabia 1
Anna Spindelndreier

Today is the day of final rounds. Medal decisions will be made in a total of 23 out of 26 sports.

After the group stage, things will get serious in basketball, beach volleyball, handball, field hockey and volleyball, among others.

In handball, for example, the women's team competitions and the men's Unified team competitions take place at the Horst-Korber-Sportzentrum (Olympiapark).

The last day of competition and therefore the last chance to visit is already today in the following sports:

  1. Football, futsal, handball, field hockey and roller skating at the Olympiapark
  2. Basketball, bocce, judo, powerlifting, table tennis and volleyball at Messe Berlin.
  3. Kayaking in Grünau.
  4. Beach volleyball at BeachMitte.
  5. Sailing at Wannsee.
  6. Swimming at SSE.
  7. Bowling in the Bowling World (please note: due to space restrictions no spectators are allowed here)

In addition to our sports, we recommend a visit to our diverse Special Olympics Festival and if you want to get active yourself to our Activity Zone.

If you want to shake a leg, you should definitely check out the inclusive party offers of our Cultural Program.

We wish you lots of fun!

The photo shows our big stage at the Brandenburg Gate during the concert evening as part of the Special Olympics Festival. On stage are Amadou & Mariam and many people are listening enthusiastically.


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