Photos, Medals, and Fun!

June 27, 2023 | Updated: June 28, 2023

The 2023 World Games in Berlin, Germany have come and gone, and Special Olympics Texas athletes did an amazing job to represent SOTX and Special Olympics USA on the world stage!

The 2023 World Games were held June 17-25, 2023 in Berlin, Germany. Many renowned sports facilities in Berlin provided state-of-the-art competition venues, including the Event Center in the Messe Berlin (Convention Center), the Max-Schmeling-Halle sports facilities, the Sportforum, the Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-SportPark, and the Brandenburg Gate. The Opening Ceremony were held in the Berlin Olympic Stadium.

The Numbers:

  • 24 summer sports
  • 7,000 athletes and Unified Partners
  • 180 nations
  • 3,000 coaches
  • 3,500 officials
  • 500,000 spectators
  • 3-4 days Host Town Program
  • 9 days of competition
  • 7,000 health workers
  • 20,000 volunteers




  • Cycling - Allison Dohrman 

    • 500 M Time Trial - SILVER
    • 1K Time Trial - BRONZE
  •  Golf - Kevin Harrell and Davy Holak

    • Level 2 - 9 Hole - BRONZE
  • SailingTyler Dodson and Bobby Westlake

    • Level 2 - SILVER
Congratulations to ALL of our SOTX and Special Olympics USA athletes, Unified Partners, Coaches, and LETR officers for all of the hard work, sportsmanship, and goodwill that went into such a successful World Games this year! You've made both Special Olympics Texas and Special Olympics USA so proud.