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USA & World Games

2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games

From June 17-25, Berlin, Germany will welcome 7,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners from 170 countries to compete in 24 sports.  The athletes will be supported by more than 3,000 coaches and 20,000 volunteers.

Special Olympics North Dakota will be represented on Team USA by Jennifer Bennett, Valley City who will compete in track and field, Cindy Schopper, Valley City who is the Sports Manager for athletics and soccer and Dr. Julie Blehm, Fargo who is part of the Team USA medical team.

Special Olympics Team USA is comprised of 133 athletes and Unified partners, 38 coaches and 23 delegation members who support team operations. Athletes will compete in the following sports: athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, golf, gymnastics – artistic, gymnastics—rhythmic, kayaking, powerlifting, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball.


Meet Your Delegation for the 2023 World Games in Berlin, Germany

2022 Special Olympics USA Games

The 2022 USA Games were held in Orlando, Florida on June 5-12, 2022. The final medal count for Team North Dakota was:

Gold medal: 3

Silver medal: 1

Bronze medal: 2

4th: 3

5th: 3

6th: 4

7th: 1

8th: 2

It was a successful trip filled with competition and fun! Thank you to those that followed along and we'll see you for the next USA games in 2026 in Minnesota.

Meet Your Delegation from the Past 2022 USA Games in Orlando, Florida




Track & Field

Youth Leadership

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