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17-25 June 2023
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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 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

23 September 2022, 15:50
On Sunday, 25 September, athletes with intellectual and multiple disabilities will compete in the Berlin Marathon 2022 and set a visible sign for inclusion and an equal society. We are delighted to be part of this international highlight event of the sports metropolis of Berlin.
12 September 2022, 17:04
It was a very special moment when the Unified basketball team Mina Basket from Berlin entered the main court of the Mercedes-Benz Arena. The European Basketball Championships provided the perfect setting to draw attention to inclusion and the upcoming World Games.
08 September 2022, 14:10
It was presented during the Berlin Fashion Week: A very special T-shirt, designed in an inclusive workshop by three employees of the World Games team together with the well-known German designer Anja Gockel.

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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
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