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2023 World Games
June 17 - 25
Berlin, Germany
Special Olympics hosts World Games every two years alternating between Summer and Winter sports. The first world games were held in 1968 in Chicago and included athletes from Tennessee. SOTN athletes become eligible to compete at World Games by winning a gold medal at a qualifying state event.

SOTN Athletes at World Games

2023 Special Olympics World Games Berlin

World Games Stories

Halladay White Competes in State Golf Tournament and Prepares for World Games

Multi-sport athlete is set to represent Tennessee in Berlin in 2023
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Williams Overcomes Adversity, Competes in State Golf Tournament in Preparation for World Games

Chattanooga golfer honors best friend's passing while competing at state tournament
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Five Tennesseans Named to Special Olympics USA Team

201 Athletes, Coaches and Staff to Represent the United States at Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 including five from Tennessee
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White County High School Teacher Selected to Attend Winter World Games in Russia

Special Education Teacher will join Special Olympics USA as alpine skiing coach in Kazan, Russia.
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Recent Games


Berlin, Germany
Summer Games


Abu Dhabi, UAE
Summer Games


Winter Games


Los Angeles, California
Summer Games


PyeongChang, South Korea
Winter Games