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17-25 June 2023

#Berlin2023 Day 8: Whats on the agenda today?

Four athletes running on the blue track while the Jamaican athlete Sheneel Williams in the yellow shorts and green jersey is approaching the finishing line.
Athletics - Semifinal - H6 - Female - 200m - Sheneel WILLIAMS (SO Jamaica)
Anna Spindelndreier

The final sprint! It is day 8 and thus unfortunately already the last day of the Games. Today, the final competitions in basketball 3x3, tennis, cycling, athletics and equestrian as well as final action in gymnastics-artistic and badminton are on. And we will celebrate the big Closing Ceremony togethern. An overview of the highlights of the day can be found here.

  • Many athletes have already finished their competitions, only in seven sports the last action happens today.
  • At the final press conference, we will review the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.
  • And we will celebrate once again and look back on the eventful days: the big Closing Ceremony takes place at Brandenburger Tor.

Sad but true: It is already the last day of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 and we will soon look back on 9 days full of emotions, joy and exciting competitions.

The photo shows a Greek cyclist crossing the finish line of the road race with the Brandenburg Tor in the background. She is  looks very happy to have reached the finish line right away.
Special Olympics World Games 2023 Berlin 21.06.2023 Radsport Straße Cycling Road Race Ilektra Zampania aus Griechenland Foto: Tilo Wiedensohler/camera4
Tilo Wiedensohler/Tilo Wiedensohler/camera4

But before we do that, we are looking forward to the last competition day.

On the agenda in tennis are actually unscheduled finals, as last Friday's matches had to be rescheduled due to heavy rain. Now, in ideal weather conditions, the last medals can be awarded.

In addition, the day of final decisions has come in athletics, basketball 3x3, cycling and equestrian, additionally gymnastics-artistic (show program) and badminton (award ceremonies) will be on. We look forward to exciting sports and wish everyone much joy and success.

When the sporting competitions and emotional award ceremonies are over, everyone will be at the Brandenburger Tor to celebrate the Closing Ceremony.

The photo shows volunteers cheering in a polonaise.
Anna Spindelndreier

Following the Athletes' Party at the same location last Thursday, the dance floor will for sure be rocked again.

First with a musical pre-show, then with an official part inclduing the ceremonial extinguishing of the flame.

After that there is a lot of music and certainly one or the other polonaise on the program before we say goodbye with a big fireworks display.

Already now: Thank you to everyone who was a part of the unforgettable Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023!


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