Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

After a successful fifth day the Athletes' Party follows

The Mauritian female athletes wearing the white jerseys is trying to score while the German female athlete wearing the red jersey is trying to block the shot
Special Olympics World Games 2023 Berlin 21.06.2023 Basketball 3x3 Team Frauen Mauritius (weiß) - Deutschland (rot) Foto: Tilo Wiedensohler/camera4
Tilo Wiedensohler/Tilo Wiedensohler/camera4

After five days of competition, we can say that top-class sport and a lot of fun can go hand in hand. Today, our athletes not only competed in their sports, but also danced at the big Athletes' Party. Here you can find a selection of our pictures and videos of the day.

Today the Games continued with exciting competitions in front of huge crowds in a total of 21 of 26 sports. But the anticipation of a very special evening was already in the air all day.

The photo shows happy people during the Athletes' Party at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.
Anna Spindelndreier

Levent, goalkeeper from SO Germany, said: "I'm really looking forward to seeing people from all over the world. It will definitely be a nice atmosphere with many people to dance and have fun with."

And that's exactly how it turned out. There was exuberant dancing, partying and hugging. An evening that we will keep in our memories.

Tomorrow, with new impressions and a tailwind from the dancing, we will go into the sixth day of competition, where medal decisions will also be made in 12 sports.

Hong Kong female athlete Ka Yin Wong focussing on the ball after swinging the golf club
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Athletes celebrating after Judo Award Ceremony SOWG Berlin2023
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Player celebrating his moment at Judo competition special Olympics
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Athlete from Swimming competition Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023
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Athletes competing with each other in final round Kayaking competition Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, 22.06.2023
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In the photo you can see two table tennis players playing. There is a coach in the background.
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Ivory Coast male athlete Bekanty N´zue wearing white T-Shirt and black pants focussing to put the ball in the hole
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Start point Kayaking Competition Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, 22.06.2023
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The Brazilian athlete wearing yellow jersey is trying to shoot the ball while three Kenyan athletes wearing the red jersey is trying to block the shot
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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:



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