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.

From 19 to 24 June, approximately 4,500 athletes with and without disabilities will compete at the Special Olympics Nationale Spiele Berlin 2022. There is much at stake: the athletes can qualify for the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.
The accreditation process is open until 15 April 2022.


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


23 August 2021, 16:17
On the weekend of 21 and 22 August 2021, the BerlinMan triathlon took place at lake Wannsee. A special highlight was the race on the first competition day, in which a total of nine Special Olympics relay teams participated.
10 July 2021, 16:59
Exactly 100 years ago, on 10 July 1921, the founder of the Special Olympics, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The movement she started today includes more than 5 million athletes in 174 countries.
17 June 2021, 17:09
In Berlin, the clocks are running backwards. In two years, on 17 June 2023, they will face the turning point during the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.


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Logos and photos

Logos and Guidelines: DOWNLOAD

Logo Reveal Photos: DOWNLOAD