Honored Guest Program
Alongside athletes, families, and spectators, we are also excited to welcome to Berlin selected honored guests to celebrate the Special Olympics World Games in June 2023.
Within the Honored Guest Program, our invitees come from the realms of politics, business, or other parts of public life. Others join us as new and old partners and Special Olympics supporters.
Honored guests have the unique chance to take an active part in the Games. Joining the athletes entering the Opening Ceremony of the games? Presenting medals for exceptional efforts during award ceremonies? Competing together with athletes in different sports within our “Unified Sports® Experiences”?
All this and much more is possible during the Games: the Honored Guest Program has the goal of breaking down walls, inspiring people and living inclusion and tolerance in all their forms. Beyond that, we aim to put the Special Olympics movement into the spotlight of politics, businesses, and society: a step towards a just future for all.
With this program, we establish connections between people of different backgrounds and with varying abilities; we aim to enable long-lasting partnerships, inclusive networks and visibility for athletes and their achievements.