Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

Information for media representatives

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 Unified Sports® competitions from 17 to 25 June 2023.

We provide will all the information you need, including guidance, photos and logos. Logos and images are available for download.

The accreditation process for the Special Olympics National Games Berlin 2022 is open until May 6, 2022.
The National Games are much more than competitions in 20 sports. They are also a demonstration for more recognition and social participation of people with intellectual disabilities.

Media representatives are invited to a press conference on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 10:00am in Rudolf-Harbig-Halle in Berlin. Guests will include Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics International, Iris Spranger, Senator for the Interior, Digitalization and Sport, representatives of SO Germany and the "Faces of the Games". Registration is appreciated.

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Our media team
Gerd Graus

Responsible for PR/Broadcast/Media Operations

Phone: +49 160 7450260
Philipp Laberenz

Contact press

Phone: +49 1579 2452275
Marius Stegemann

Contact Media Operations/ Accreditation

Phone: +49 1575 9502063


16 June 2022, 18:48
German fashion designer Anja Gockel invited athletes and fellow members of the Special Olympics movement to her Berlin studio to design new t-shirts in an inclusive workshop.
30 May 2022, 15:06
This summer will be colorful and inclusive. And we want to celebrate this together with you: By showing our colors and wearing the World Games #Berlin2023 logo with pride. The first Special Olympics webshop is online!
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.


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Logos and photos

Logos and Guidelines: DOWNLOAD

Logo Reveal Photos: DOWNLOAD