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17-25 June 2023

Bocce

Know your facts:

  • Boccee has been a sport at Special Olympics World Games since 1991
  • Unified Sports? Yes
  • Estimated number of athletes participating: 262 athletes + 62 Unified partners

Bocce is the Italian version of the better-known French ball game, boules. It works like this: each team has four balls, which the team members throw on the ground as close as possible to a smaller setting ball, known as the pallino, or shoot the opposing balls away from the pallino.
 

We have five disciplines:

  1. Singles
  2. Doubles
  3. Team (four people)
  4. Unified Doubles
  5. Unified Team (four people)

 
By the way:

There is evidence that bocce was played as early as 264 B.C. in Rome.

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Bocce takes place on the grounds of Messe Berlin in Hall 1.2.