Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023


Know your facts:

  • Badminton has been a sport at Special Olympics World Games since 1995
  • Unified Sports? Yes
  • Estimated number of athletes participating: 149 athletes + 66 Unified partners

In badminton, reaction time, muscle strength, and endurance are the most important factors. The goal of the players is to hit the shuttlecock over the net in such a way that the other side cannot hit it back.

We have five disciplines:

  1. Single
  2. Double
  3. Mixed Double
  4. Unified Double
  5. Unified Mixed Double

By the way:

The fastest recorded badminton stroke was an incredible 493 kilometers per hour.

The badminton competitions are ticketed.


"Fans in the Stands" groups can visit the badminton competitions.

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Badminton takes place on the grounds of Messe Berlin in Hall 3.2.