Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony is not only a big celebration but also an opportunity for all participants and visitors to celebrate accomplishments, enjoy the community and to say farewell.

Let us look back, celebrate, and be celebrated together!

Celebrate together:

Closing Ceremony impressions of the Special Olympics National Games Berlin 2022
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Visit the Closing Ceremony

25 June 2023

Gates open: 18:00
Ceremony: 19:00 - 22:00

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
This event is already sold out for the general public.
People with an accreditation (exception: volunteers who are not working need a ticket) are free to enter.

This event is an open air, general admission event without fixed seats. You must show your ticket upon entry.

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Spectator Guide:
More information for the visit of the Closing Ceremony you will find here.

Our program

A colorful program of inclusive music and dance performances awaits you. The official part of the event will highlight the significance of the Games and together we look back on a week full of competitions and emotions.

The flag will be taken down and handed over to the next hosts of the Special Olympics World Winter Games Turin 2025, the flame will be extinguished, and the Games will end with the closing words.

18:00: Doors open
19:00: Pre-show
20:30: Official start of the event

  • Parade of the sign bearers of the 190 delegations
  • Timothy Shriver, President SOI, and Mary Davis, Executive Director SOI, are officially closing the Games
  • Hand-over of the Special Olympics Flag to the Games in Turin 2025
  • Show elements, speech and greetings to delegations by Turin 2025
  • Extinguishing of the flame
  • Finale with SNAP!
  • Fireworks

22:00: End of the event


The end of the Closing Ceremony was a big fireworks display right at the Brandenburg Gate. This spectacle can be seen in the photo.
24.06.22, Berlin, Brandenburger Tor, Abschlussfeier Im Bild: Abschlussfeier am Brandenburger Tor Foto © Sarah Rauch / LOC
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