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Sports

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At the Special Olympics 2023 World Games in Berlin, athletes will compete in 26 sports and 2 additional demonstration sports.

Click "Learn More" to find more information on the number of athletes participating in each sport, as well as the number of Unified Sports® events taking place during the Games.


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The photo shows a female swimmer getting ready before competition.
Unified Sports®

About 1.4 million people worldwide take part in Unified Sports®, breaking down stereotypes about people with intellectual disabilities in a fun way.

Unified Sports® joins people with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team. Teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. This makes practicing more fun and games more challenging and exciting for all.


In the Olympiapark, the following venues will be used for the World Games: August-Bier-Plätze, Eissporthalle, Hanns-Braun-Stadion, Hockey-Stadion, Horst-Korber-Sportzentrum, Maifeld, Poelchau-Schule, Reitclub and Olympiastadion.

Messe Berlin, including the nearby Tennis Club SC Brandenburg e.V., will serve as the venue for many of our sporting events. In addition, the Healthy Athletes® Program and our Special Olympics Festivals will also take place here.

We will be present in the middle of the city and at important tourist sites such as the Neptunbrunnen next to Alexanderplatz, on the Straße des 17. Juni starting next to Brandenburg Gate, and the BeachMitte not far from the Berlin Wall Memorial.
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The Schwimm-und Sprunghalle im Europasportpark (SSE) is a state-of-the-art sports and competition swimming hall in the district of Prenzlauer Berg.

Our sailing competitions will take place at Seglerhaus Wannsee, located at the popular lake Wannsee in southwest Berlin.

Bowling events will take place at World Berlin, located right next to the famous East Side Gallery in the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.

The regatta course Berlin-Grünau is located in southeast Berlin in the Treptow-Köpenick district.

The Golf Club Bad Saarow is located outside of Berlin along the beautiful Scharmützelsee in Brandenburg.