Relive Berlin 2023

    More than 200 individuals representing 46 Special Olympics US Programs came together to make up the Special Olympics USA delegation at Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

    → 96 Special Olympics athletes
    → 37 Unified partners
    → 38 coaches
    → 23 support staff

    Get more information about Special Olympics USA 2023!



    The Last Defender

    Special Olympics Texas athlete Liz Salinas points at the scuffs on her helmet. Without a stick, floorball goalies use only their bodies to stop the ball. The last defender on the court, Salinas relies on her teammates for protection. And when the ball makes it past defense, she is the only safeguard left.
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    The Walk, The Talk

    At 8 years old, Scott McCullough was introduced to Special Olympics and 40 years later, he is still walking the walk. This time, it’s on snowshoes. From Nashua, New Hampshire, McCullough trained in a variety of sports with Special Olympics New Hampshire long before he learned of snowshoeing. Now nominated to represent Special Olympics USA in the Special Olympics World Winter Games Torino 2025, he’s proven his ability to walk that walk. And for those who know McCullough, he can talk the talk too.
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    Like Mother, Like Daughter

    Two and a half years ago, Special Olympics Michigan athlete Christina Danieli became a mother. While her day-to-day life changed, her love for competitive swimming remained a constant. Many hours spent in the pool strengthened her endurance and her stamina. She learned to maintain a high level of focus and dedication to training, all of which prepared her for becoming a mother to Andrew. Now inseparable, the two cherish time spent together, especially when it’s spent in the water.
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