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Special Olympics World Games

The Special Olympics World Games are the world's largest inclusive sports event. Thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities compete together in 26 summer sports and 2 additional demonstration sports. Nine days of exciting and inspiring competitions, by athletes and for athletes.

From 17 to 25 June 2023, the Special Olympics World Games will take place in Berlin – the first time that Germany will host the Games! We are looking forward to a colorful international festival of sports – with the aim of achieving greater recognition and social participation of people with intellectual disabilities in our society.

Latest News

20 May 2022, 10:47
We spoke to Andrea Standecker, part of Team Sports and longtime member of the Special Olympics family, to learn more about Unified Sports®, what makes it special for her and how Unified judo works.
17 May 2022, 14:06
The time has come: The allocation of the delegations to the respective Host Town is fixed! The host communities of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 are looking forward to welcoming their international guests.
29 April 2022, 16:20
Before focussing on the Special Olympics World Games, it is time to take a look at the approaching National Games Berlin 2022 as well as at the current status of preparations behind the scenes of the organizing committee.

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Become part of a global inclusion movement and support the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 as a volunteer.

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We want to welcome people from all over the world to Berlin. We want to show through the spirit of sport how invaluable inclusion can be for everyone, and how much fun and joy we can have together.
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Mark Solomeyer
National Athlete Leader and Special Olympics Germany Vice President

Our Partners

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Premium Partner

"We are proud to be part of the worldwide Special Olympics movement as a founder and global partner. We are united by the vision of an inclusive society, with which we also actively promote integration and acceptance in Germany."
Barbara Körner
Managing Director Coca-Cola GmbH
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Premium Partner

"Toyota supports the World Games in line with our goal of "Mobility for All". In addition, we would like to actively promote inclusion in Germany and through volunteering become an even more diverse company."
Andre Schmidt
President Toyota Germany