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17-25 June 2023

Exciting news from our Special Olympics Shop

The photo shows the new products from the merch shop, backed with elements from our logo.

Everything is new in May. Well, not everything, but at least many new products in our online shop. Enjoy a trip to Gaul or to the Ritter Sport chocolate factory and take a look behind the scenes of how the products were created, chosen and enjoyed by athletes for athletes.

Asterix at the Olympic Games

We all know them: Asterix and Obelix, two of the most famous comic characters in the world, and with them the small Gaulish village that successfully defends itself against the Roman occupiers time and again.

The photo shows the cover of Asterix & Obelix. In addition, our logo and the inscription "Easy Language" can be seen.

The Gauls are always setting themselves new challenges, taking part in contests, competing with each other and radiating pure joie de vivre. So they have a lot in common with the athletes of Special Olympics.

We are all the more pleased that a special edition of Asterix and Obelix "Asterix at the Olympic Games" has been published on the occasion of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

The special thing about it is that this edition is being published in Easy English for the first time – with only 20,000 copies, 13,000 in German (Leichte Sprache) and 7,000 in English, it is a real collector's item.

Click here to get to the comic book in our webshop.

Make a statement with our socks

With the designer socks "Respect" by MSTRY, a real statement was made. In collaboration with the sustainable fashion label and our athletes, unique socks were developed in a creativ workshop.

The "Respect" lettering on the socks makes a statement for more acceptance, appreciation and recognition of people with intellectual disabilities. With their purple colour and the beautiful, soft fabric, the socks are a real eye-catcher. They are available in sizes 36-41 and 42-47 in our webshop.

The athletes' favorite chocolate is here!

12 athletes and Friends of the Games Björn Kroner und Dr. Florian Langenscheidt have been happily sampling and testing at the Ritter Sport Bunten Schokowelt Berlin to discover their chocolate favourites.

The result is a set of 3 vegan chocolates, the Ritter Sport x Special Olympics Edition in the flavours: Roasted Peanut, Mild Classic and Crunchy Almond.

The photo shows many athletes and also Friends of the Game. They are holding up a Rittersport and enjoying themselves.
Berlin 03.05.2023 Special Olympics World Games 2023 Schokoladenworkshop in der Ritter Sport Schokowelt in Berlin Foto: Tilo Wiedensohler/camera4
Tilo Wiedensohler/Tilo Wiedensohler/camera4


You can find all these products and more in our shop:



Recent news

Berlin 2023 team says thank you and see you soon!

31 July 2023, 10:40
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

28 June 2023, 16:24
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

27 June 2023, 11:32
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!