Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

Offers for families

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Family Talks

Several Family Talks will take place during the Games at Messe Berlin. Short presentations (15-30 min) on family-related topics and helpful information for Special Olympics families will be offered, followed by an open Q&A session and discussions.

The family talks will ideally be held in English and unfortunately will not be translated. Let's come together and share our knowledge!
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Family Reception

The Family Reception is a welcome dinner for all participating families as part of the Special Olympic World Games Berlin 2023 family programme. Spend a nice evening as a family in a cosy atmosphere.

This will take place on 20 June 2023 at Zoologischer Garten (Budapester Straße, 10787 Berlin) from 19.00 to 22.00 hrs. (admission: 18.30).
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Opening & Closing Ceremony

Families will be invited to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Registered families will automatically receive tickets for the Opening Ceremony by email shortly before the start of the Special Olympic World Games Berlin 2023.

Access to the graduation ceremony is with the family passes.
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Host Family Program

The Host Family Program takes place during the Special Olympic World Games 2023: Travelling families from all countries meet with families living in Berlin and Germany to spend time together, share cultures and make new friends.
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Special Olympics Festival

The Special Olympics Festival is an unique and inclusive experience for all sports and culture enthusiasts: A colorful stage program, many participatory offers and sports activities invite all Games' attendees,visitors and Berliners to locations spread throughout the city, bringing sport and culture together.
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Non-Competitive Sports Offer

The Non-Competitive Sports Offer is an integral part of Special Olympics events. It provides activities manageable for any level of ability. It aims to foster encounters for people with and without disabilities and to create positive experiences that motivate further physical activity.