Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

Day three with the best mood and exciting moments

On the photo you can see fans. They cheer the athletes and rejoice with them.
Fans cheering together after a competition Gymnastics Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, 20.06.2023 Photo: LOC/Marvin Ibo Güngör
Marvin Ibo Güngör/LOC/Marvin Ibo Güngör

On the third day of the competitions, not only our athletes but also our audience convinced us of their qualities. Thank you for that! Here you can find a selection of our pictures and videos of the day.

There is a new favorite sport in town. During the powerlifting competitions all seats are taken and even in front of hall 5.2a (Messe Berlin) the crowd is jammed.

Everyone wants to experience the unique atmosphere when our athletes lift more than twice their body weight and were applauded just as loudly for a strong attempt.

But to be fair, we have to say that there is also such a good atmosphere at all other sports that we can only thank our spectators.


On the picture you can see a male athlete during the execution of a deadlift.
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On the picture you can see a female futsal team which is happy.
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The photo shows SO athlete Hayley Little during her 800m run. The gaze is directed forward.
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On the photo you can see two athletes playing badminton mix, both are in position and waiting for the ball.
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On the photo you can see fans cheering for the athletes.
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On the picture you can see a female athlete smiling after the execution of a deadlift.
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On the photo you can see athletes of rhythmic gymnastics. They are rejoicing together.
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On the picture you can see a futsal goalkeeper.
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In the photo there is a tennis player from SO Chile. He is standing at the net and playing a volley.
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You want to know when your favorite sports are taking place and how the competitions turned out?

All detailed schedules and as soon as they are fixed also all results are available here:



You want more information about individual athletes?

Here you can search for your favorites:



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#Berlin2023: Day 3


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Berlin 2023 team says thank you and see you soon!

31 July 2023, 10:40
An unforgettable journey lies behind us. Together we have taken the Special Olympics movement another step forward, given Germany and Berlin an important push for more inclusion and created moments for eternity. And for that, we want to thank you one last time.

Successful Games and responsibility for everyday life

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