Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023


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The photo shows the mascot Unity. Unity is jumping in the air.
Unity - Our mascot
Meet Unity! The official Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 mascot.


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In collaboration with 'Aktion Mensch', Special Olympics athletes hosted aninclusive reading session at football club Hertha BSC.

The photo shows Special Olympics athletes at the Champions Gala 2022 in Berlin. Everyone looks joyful.
Champions Gala Berlin 2022
Special Olympics athletes were in the center stage at the Champions Gala and handed awards over to Berlin sports stars.

Special Olympics Germany announced their team for the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 at an event in Berlin.

On the photo you can see all participants of the Unified Relay who took part in the FINA Swimming World Cup in Berlin. They are famous professionals together with a Special Olympics swimming team from Berlin.
FINA World Cup in Berlin
Special Olympics Athletes took part in a Unified relay at the FINA World Cup Berlin together with Olympic swimmers Sarah and Florian Wellbrock .

In the photo, Special Olympics International Global Messenger and long-distance runner Nyasha Derera as well as Olympic Champion and role model Eliud Kipchoge hold their respective marathon name signs while smiling at the camera.
Berlin Marathon
Global Messenger Nyasha Derera and a Unified team took part in the Berlin Marathon 2022.

The photo was taken at the traditional puck drop during the Ice Hockey NHL Global Series Challenge - San Jose Sharks v. Eisbaren Berlin - with our athelte Juliana Rößler. The Special Olympics athlete mastered this honorable task with a smile on her lips.
NHL Global Series Challenge
Special Olympics Athlete Juliana Rößler did the Puck Drop at the ice hockey match Eisbären Berlin vs. San Jose Sharks.

Teilnehmer des Workshops der Schufa mit Special Olympics.
SCHUFA Hackathon
Special Olympics and SCHUFA organisied a hackathon to improve participation in the financial system.

EN_TV Alliance Announcement
Announcement Media Alliance
Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 announced a unique Media Alliance at SPOBIS, Europe's biggest sport business event.

The photo shows fashion designer Anja Gockel with three LOC employees. They are concentrated on designing colorful t-shirts for the #Berlin2023 collection.
Collaboration with Anja Gockel
Designer Anja Gockel revealed a T-Shirt, that was designed together with Special Olympics athletes, at her fashion show at Hotel Adlon in Berlin.

The photo is a group picture of the players of Mina Basket on the main court of the European Basketball Championship in Berlin, where they played a half-time show match. The Unified basketball team is in each other's arms and everyone is smiling joyfully towards the camera.
Game at FIBA EuroBasket 2022
Special Olympics Athletes played a game during the halftime of a game at FIBA EuroBasket 2022 in Berlin.

Marius Stegemann