The Family Program of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 welcomes among others family members of athletes and Unified partners.
The goal of the program is to ensure that all families are properly welcomed and assisted before and during the Games and to create a safe and welcoming environment for all.
Family Members can book hotel accommodations through Berlin's official travel portal "visitBerlin".
There will be a Family Hotel. For more information see the Family Registration Handbook.
About the Family Program
The Family Service of the Local Organizing Committee offers special services to the Family Members of athletes and e.g. Unified partners participating in the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.
Definition of a Family Member:
- The husband, wife, partner or child of the competing athlete
- A blood relative of the athlete (e.g. mother, father, sibling, grandparent, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin, and a relative related by marriage or a partner of a blood relative)
- The athlete’s legal guardian, foster partner or caregiver role
The goal of the Family Program is to create a safe and welcoming environment for visiting families to enjoy the Games to the fullest while providing them with the opportunity to have quality interaction with other families. It includes various information and hospitality services.
The Special Olympics World Games 2023 serve as a powerful engine for families to build new relationships and strengthen existing ones. Therefore, we will provide families with a range of engagement and entertainment activities during the Games, including the famous Family Reception, Family Lunch Time Talks, and much more.
Family members are offered a list of hotels. For more information on the booking procedure, please refer to the Family Newsletter and the Family Registration Handbook, which will be published on this website soon.
The Family Welcome Center serves as the initial check-in area. This is where family credentials and welcome bags are distributed to all registered participants.
Together with the credentials, families will receive free tickets for public transportation of Berlin.
The Family Program credential provides access to the Honored Guests and Family Lounges, which serve as places to rest, come together and network. Light refreshments are served in the lounges and information desks are available.
Family Program credentials provide access to special areas for families in most competition venues.
Family members are invited to participate in family activities held in conjunction with the sports competitions. We are currently finalizing the program and further details will be published soon.
Family members have the opportunity to participate in discounted cultural events in Berlin. Information about cultural events (theater performances, concerts, cinema, museums, exhibitions, etc.) taking place in the city will follow.
In case of any doubt or questions, please feel free to reach out to us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org