A warm welcome! Delegations from all over the world are currently arriving not only in Berlin, but at many airports and train stations throughout Germany. All of them are welcomed by their respective host town.
Beaming faces as far as the eye can see. Colorful posters and banners with welcome messages are raised in the air in jubilation. It is a very special atmosphere and the athletes and coaches enjoy the attention, the warm welcome and the applause.
For some, the excitement is written all over their faces, because for many it was their first flight, their first trip abroad. But what prevails: the anticipation of the upcoming Special Olympics World Games.
Almost 190 delegations from all corners of the world are currently arriving in Germany – and that is already a few days before the big Opening Ceremony in the Olympiastadium Berlin officially kicks off the event.
From 12 to 15 June, they will be staying in their respective Host Towns, get to know different cities and communities, and celebrate various festivals of encounter. The goal: to create sustainable inclusive structures not only in Berlin, but throughout Germany, and to raise awareness for Special Olympics.