Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023


Information for broadcaster and media

Special Olympics World Games are the world's largest inclusive sports event. Thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities competed together in 26 summer sports and Unified Sports® in Berlin, Germany from 17 to 25 June 2023.

The Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 were broadcast to hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide, showcasing athletic performance and highlighting stereotype-defying stories – changing minds and opening hearts through transformational inclusion.

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Time Tables, Start & Results Lists

All current time-tables, start and results lists

Press Releases

Press releases and various articles published by the Berlin 2023 editorial team can be found in this section.

Photo Galleries

A large selection of editorial rights-free images is available for download here.


Media can access an extensive collection of video material.

Fact Sheets

Useful background information and interesting facts and figures are available for download here.

Inclusive Reporters

People with intellectual disabilities will be part of an inclusive editorial team reporting on the event.

Competition Schedule

Have a look at the latest competition schedule showing all 26 sports, venues and times at the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

YouTube Playlist

Watch our YouTube playlist and revive goosebumps moments from the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.


Berlin 2023 team says thank you and see you soon!

An unforgettable journey lies behind us. Together we have taken the Special Olympics movement another step forward, given Germany and Berlin an important push for more inclusion and created moments for eternity. And for that, we want to thank you one last time.

Successful Games and responsibility for everyday life

With a brilliant fireworks display in the Berlin summer sky and the extinguishing of the flame, the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 came to a glorious close last Sunday. It was the end of the Games, but by no means the finale in terms of what needs to be done for inclusion.

Extraordinary commitment – our volunteers at the Games

Our volunteers in their distinctive purple shirts were everywhere. Without them, the Special Olympics World Games would not have been such a great success for everyone. Therefore, they deserve a huge thank you!

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