Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023

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.


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Latest News

Get our Games App and all infos with only a few swipes

01 June 2023, 14:45
For all those who cannot go about their daily lives without their smartphone: Interesting facts about the Games, information about athletes, schedules and results as well as all current program information and much more is now available bundled in our Berlin 2023 App.

Our athletes model for VOGUE Germany

30 May 2023, 15:00
What an honor: Special Olympics athletes Heidi Kuder, Natascha Wermelskirchen and Tamara Röske are featured in the June issue of VOGUE Germany, which is available in stores and online from today on.

Exciting news from our Special Olympics Shop

25 May 2023, 16:35
Everything is new in May. Well, not everything, but at least many new products in our online shop. Enjoy a trip to Gaul or to the Ritter Sport chocolate factory and take a look behind the scenes of how the products were created, chosen and enjoyed by athletes for athletes.

#Berlin2023 at a glance

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#Berlin2023 at a glance


The Olympiapark hosts the following sports:
We will also celebrate the grand Opening Ceremony at Olympiastadion.

Messe Berlin

The following sports take place at Messe Berlin:
Visitors can also experience the Special Olympics Festival, our Activity Zone and the award ceremonies.

Various congresses are also held here for invited guests only.

City Cluster

Here the competitions in 3x3 basketball, cycling and beach volleyball take place:
There will also be the Special Olympics Festival at Neptunbrunnen and various highlight events at Brandenburg Gate, as well as the big Closing Ceremony.


Wannsee is the venue for our sailing competitions:


In Grünau the kayaking and the open water swimming competitions take place:

Bad Saarow

In Bad Saarow, the golf competitions take place:


In the SSE (swimming and diving hall at Europasportpark) you can see the competitions in swimming:

Bowling World

Here, the bowling competitions take place (unfortunately without spectators):



Here, you can find out on which days your favorite sports take place (all information subject to change):



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.
The photo is a portrait of Mark Solomeyer, National Athletes' Spokesperson and Vice President of Special Olympics Germany. He is wearing a black suit and smiling towards the camera.
Mark Solomeyer
National Athlete Leader and Special Olympics Germany Vice President
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