Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023


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1. Information about the Games

The Special Olympics are the world’s largest sporting event

  • for people with ID.
  • for people with multiple disabilities.

In 2023, Berlin will host the Special Olympics World Games.

More than 7 thousand athletes

from all over the world will come to Berlin.

They will compete in 26 sports.

For example, in golf and powerlifting.


And there will be many Unified Sports® competitions.

In Unified Sports®, people with and

and without disabilities compete together.

They have equal partnerships and they learn from each other.


We want to achieve different goals with the World Games.

For example:

We want to have more inclusion in Germany and around the globe.

Inclusion means:

Everybody is respected and accepted.

Everybody has the same rights.


We want people with ID to be more accepted.

We want to show:

People with ID can do many things.

And they can be coaches or leaders.


And we want people with ID to get access

  • to education
  • to work
  • to health care
  • to sports

Our claim and logo

The claim of the World Games is:

Unbeatable together.

This means:

Together we can achieve anything we want.

Nobody can stop us.


We invented the claim with our athletes.

We write it this way:



our logo

We created the logo with our athletes.


These were our thoughts:

  • All people are different.

    We want to show that through the different colours.

  • We asked our athletes:

    When you think of the World Games,

    how do you feel?

    what do you think?

    They answered:

    We are happy.

    We are proud.

    We are excited.

    We wanted the logo to represent these emotions and feelings.

  • The World Games take place in Berlin.

    So, the logo should contain symbols of Berlin.

    For example, the television tower or the Berlin Bear.

2. Updates

In this part you find the latest information about the Games.

Visit our website regularly.

Then you are always up to date.

Just 100 days to go

9 March 2023

In just 100 days we celebrate the Opening Ceremony together in Berlin!

Ticket sale started

1 December 2022

Everyone can buy tickets for the World Games from now on.

With Unified Relay at Swimming World Cup

25 October 2022

Our Special Olympics swimmers experienced something special:

they swam in a Unified relay with the stars at the World Cup in Berlin.

216 Host Towns selected

26 January 2022

Prior to the Games, 216 places in Germany host the delegations from around the world.

Our claim is here

14 December 2021

It is: #UnbeatableTogether.

The competition schedule is available here.

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4. Visit the Games


Sport events

Be part of the World Games:

Watch exciting competitions.

And experience a lot of emotions.


Information about the tickets

There are different tickets available:

  • Day Pass

    The Day Pass costs between 6 and 8 euros.

    With the Day Pass you can see all the competitions of a specific day.

    It is not important where the competitions take place.

  • All Competitions Pass

    The All Competitions Pass costs between 24 and 32 euros.

    This pass gives you access to all sports

    at all competition days.

    It is not important where the competitions take place.


Some people pay less.

For example:

  • Children under 14
  • Students
  • People with disabilities
  • People over 65
  • Families
  • Groups of 6 or more


You can find more information in our online shop.


Do you want to attend the Opening and Closing Ceremonies?

Then you need an extra ticket.



For some sports you do not need a ticket:

  • Basketball 3x3
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Open Water Swimming
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Sailing


For Bowling visitors are not allowed.

But there are exceptions.

For example, the families of the athletes

who play bowling.

They can attend the competitions.


Public transport

Did you buy your ticket online?

Is the VBB logo on the ticket?

Then you do not pay for the public transport in Berlin

in the zones A, B and C.



Public transport is only included

as long as your ticket is valid.

You find more information on the ticket.


People with accreditation

Some people have an accreditation.

That means:

They have a special access.

For example, athletes or coaches.

These people do not need a ticket

to watch the competitions.

And they do not need a ticket for the Opening Ceremony

and the Closing Ceremony.


This is how you can buy your ticket:

Go to our online shop.

Click on this link:


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Do you have any questions?

Do you need help?

Then give us a call.

This is our telephone number:

0049 30 62 933 6084


You can also send us an e-mail.

This is our e-mail address:


You can always reach us between 10 am and 5 pm.


You can also buy your ticket on site.

For example, at the entrance to the venues.

But you can only pay with card.



We cannot guarantee that there are free seats

when you arrive at the venue.

Are there no free seats available?

Then unfortunately you will not be able to attend.

But you can visit other sports nearby.


More events

In addition to the competitions,

there will be other activities during the World Games.

For example, the Special Olympics Festival.


 Information about the Special Olympics Festival

The Special Olympics Festival is a unique and inclusive experience.

Inclusive means: Everyone can participate.

The Special Olympics Festival offers:


  • a great stage programme
  • join-in activities.
  • guided tours.
  • courses on various topics.


During the World Games, the Special Olympics Festival will be

  • at Neptunbrunnen

    The festival here is from 15 to 25 June 2023.

    It is open every day from 2 pm to 10 pm.

    But there are exceptions:

    On 17, 22 and 25 June the festival closes at 7 pm.

    There is no entrance fee.

    You can buy something to eat and to drink.

Do you want more infos about the festival at Neptunbrunnen?

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  • at Sommergarten at Messe

    The festival here is from 18 to 25 June 2023.

    It is open every day from 11 am to 7 pm.

    You need a ticket or an accreditation.

    You can buy something to eat and to drink.

Do you want more infos about the festival at Sommergarten?

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Special Olympics Festival at the Brandenburg Gate
Some events of the Special Olympics Festival are at the Brandenburg Gate:

  • Familien-Sport-Fest

That is in English: Family Sports Festival.

The Family Sports Festival is on 18 June 2023.

It is from 11 am to 7 pm.

Families and children can try different sports then.

And from 5:30 pm there will be a stage programme.

  • Fête de la Musique

Fête de la Musique is French.

Fête de la Musique means festival of music.

At Fête de la Musique,

you can listen to different musicians.

And you can dance.

Fête de la Musique is on 21 June 2023.

It is from 7:30 pm to 10 pm.

There is no entrance fee.


  • Athletes' Party

The Athletes' Party is on 22 June 2023.

It is from 7 pm to 9:30 pm.


The Athletes' Party is not for visitors.

Only athletes and volunteers can participate.

There is no entrance fee for the activities at the Brandenburg Gate.

Do you want more infos about the festival at Brandenburg Gate?

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Cultural programme of the Special Olympics Festival

The Special Olympics Festival also includes a cultural programme.

That means, for example:

  • plays or
  • guided tours

The cultural programme is from 10 June to 25 June 2023.

For the cultural programme,

we work together with various institutions from Berlin.

For example, theatres or museums.

Many people with disabilities support us in this.

All people should see:

Sport and culture bring people together.

No matter whether they have a disability or not.

Do you want more infos about the cultural program?

Click on: learn more.

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Opening Ceremony

The World Games in Berlin will start

with the Opening Ceremony on 17 June 2023.

The Opening Ceremony takes place at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

You can expect, for example

  • a great show with famous artists.
  • the parade of the athletes.

We are happy to welcome the world to Germany and Berlin.


Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony on 25 June 2023 will mark the end

of the Special Olympics World Games.

The Closing Ceremony will be at the Brandenburg Gate.

The focus will be on the athletes.

The athletes will have the opportunity

  • to be celebrated.
  • to look back on the World Games.
  • to say goodbye.

Be there and celebrate with us.


Torch Run

The Torch Run Program includes 2 important events:

  • the Inklusionstag

    That is in English: Inclusion Day.

    The Inklusionstag is on 13 June 2023.

    On Inklusionstag, many different host towns

    organize their own torch run.

  • the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

    The LETR Final Leg is the actual torch run.

    The LETR Final Leg is from 14 to 17 June 2023.

    All host cities in Berlin and Brandenburg will take part.


The Flame of Hope will be lit in Athens.

On 17 June 2023, the Flame of Hope will light a fire bowl

in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

That is the start of the World Games.

5. Get Involved

Fan Program

We have a Fan Program.

It is called:

Fans in the Stands.


Why does the Fan Program exist?

Not all the athletes have supporters

that can come to Berlin.

That is why our fans are so important.

Cheer for our athletes together

with your classmates, colleagues or friends.

Watch exciting sports competitions.

And be part of an important event.


These are the benefits of the Fan Program:

  • You can watch exciting sports competitions. 

    And you do not have to pay for it.

  • You get lots of information. 
  • You decide which sports competitions you want to watch. 
  • You can take part in various activities. 

    For example, you can take part in various sports events.


Do you want to take part in the Fan Program?

Then click on this link:




Please register as a group.

There should be at least 10 people in the group.

It is not important how old you are.

Not all persons have to fill in the registration form.

It is enough if one person fills in the registration form.

We call this person: Team Captain.


Do you have any questions?

Are you less than 10 people

but still want to participate?

Then send an email to:


We are looking forward to seeing you.

6. Contact


Do you have questions?

Do you want more information?


Then give us a call.

Our phone number is:

00 49 30 629 33 600


You can also send us an email.

Our email adress is: