Unified Cup
Female athlete on the pitch kicking the ball while the opposing team surrounds her.
The Special Olympics Unified Cup is a football (soccer) competition that is elite in every way. High profile, high quality and high impact—the Unified Cup shatters preconceived attitudes about the potential of athletes with intellectual disabilities, on and off the field of play.

Featuring over 30 nations and 600 players, the Special Olympics Unified Cup presented by Toyota is kicking off next in Detroit, 31 July 2022. It will show the world how the power of sport builds and shapes a diverse community that unites and empowers people of all abilities, from all backgrounds.
The Special Olympics Unified Cup 2022 presented by Toyota will show the world how the power of sport builds and shapes a diverse community that unites and empowers people of all abilities, from all backgrounds.
The first-ever Special Olympics Unified Cup was presented by Toyota! This international football (soccer) tournament showcased the unifying power of sport on a global stage.
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Major Special Olympics competitions are held around the world each year to bring together athletes contending to be the best in their sports. In 2019, the United Arab Emirates hosted the first World Games in the Middle East in Abu Dhabi. Now, athletes are training for our next World Winter Games in Kazan, Russia and our World Games in Berlin, both to take place in 2023.