And just like that, the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games are Complete!

2023 SO World Games

SOS Athletes, Coaches & Volunteers experienced the true and transformative power of sport on the world stage in Berlin Germany from June 17th-25th, 2023!

SOS athletes, coaches, and volunteers were greeted by friends and family on the morning of Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 with cheers and hugs as they got off the plane from World Games in Berlin, Germany. With memories, stories, and experiences to last a lifetime, everyone was excited to be back in Saskatchewan and return home. 

8 athletes and 3 coaches from Saskatchewan joined the rest of Team Canada to compete on the World Stage. The competition started with an unforgettable Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, June 17th, followed by over a week of intense competition in 27 different sports with athletes across the world. The World Games marked the long-awaited return to competition on the international stage since the last Special Olympics World Games in 2019.

Team Canada had 89 athletes and 49 supporting team members from all 12 Provincial/Territorial Chapters in 9 different sports: athletics, men's and women's basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, and swimming. For the full week, athletes, coaches, and team members came together, embracing the true power of sport. With a brilliant fireworks display in the Berlin summer sky and the extinguishing of the flame, the 2023 Special Olympics World Games came to a close on Sunday, June 25th.

We couldn't be prouder of the SOS athletes and coaches on Team Canada! 


Results from THE World Games (SOS Athletes):

Athlete Name: Aaron Higgins

Sport: Powerlifting


  • Men's Bench Press - 2nd (Silver)
  • Men's Deadlift - 3rd (Bronze)
  • Men's Squat - 2nd (Silver)
  • Powerlifting Overall - 2nd (Silver)

Athlete Name: Ian Cushon

Sport: 10 Pin Bowling


  • Men's Doubles - 1st (Gold)
  • Men's Singles - 1st (Gold)
  • Team Event - 4th

Athlete Name: McKenzie Millar

Sport: Women's Basketball


  • SO Canada Women's Basketball - 2nd (Silver​​​​​​)

Athlete Name: Steven Saman

Sport: Men's Basketball


  • SO Canada Men's Basketball - 1st (Gold)

Athlete Name: Taylor Carter

Sport: Golf


  • Individual 9 hole - 1st (Gold)

Athlete Name: Terra Dagenais

Sport: Women's Soccer


  • SO Canada Women's Soccer - 3rd (Bronze)

Athlete Name: Tyler Servant

Sport: Swimming


  • 50m Backstroke (male) - 6th
  • 25m Freestyle (male) - 6th
  • 4x50m Medley Relay - 1st (Gold)

Athlete Name: Vanessa Gebert

Sport: Athletics - Track & Field


  • Long Jump (female) - 7th
  • 4x100m Relay

Coaches Names: 

  • Megan Penno (Women's Basketball)
  • Ben Lozinsky (Women's Basketball)
  • Jackie Powell (Swimming)

    Congratulations to everyone at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Berlin, Germany!


    If you would like to learn more about the Games, visit:

    Special Olympics world summer games 2023