Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023


Know your facts:

  • Rowing has been a sport at Special Olympics World Games since 2023 (Demonstration Sports)
  • Unified Sports? Yes
  • Estimated number of athletes expected to participate: 10 athletes + 8 Unified Partners

Rowing is a water-based endurance sport. It is considered one of the most technical and toughest sports in the world. River/inland rowing involves sitting on a movable seat and using the legs, back, and arms to move the boat with the oars. Athletes row in crews or on their own.

Special Olympics Feature:

The rowing events will be featured as a demonstration sport at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

By the way:

Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics, was a rower.

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Rowing takes places at Grünau.