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17-25 June 2023
#BERLIN2023

Special Olympics World Games

The Special Olympics World Games are the world's largest inclusive sports event. Thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities compete together in 26 sports. Nine days of exciting and inspiring competitions, by athletes and for athletes.

From 17 to 25 June 2023, the Special Olympics World Games will take place in Berlin – the first time that Germany will host the Games! We are looking forward to a colorful international festival of sports – with the aim of achieving greater recognition and social participation of people with intellectual disabilities in our society.

Latest News

29 August 2022, 08:40
After the successful National Games Berlin 2022, we as the local organizing committee took a little rest, but only to start all the more motivated into the preparations for the World Games. Kicking it off with a sportive team event: an inclusive triathlon.
16 June 2022, 18:48
German fashion designer Anja Gockel invited athletes and fellow members of the Special Olympics movement to her Berlin studio to design new t-shirts in an inclusive workshop.
30 May 2022, 15:06
This summer will be colorful and inclusive. And we want to celebrate this together with you: By showing our colors and wearing the World Games #Berlin2023 logo with pride. The first Special Olympics webshop is online!

Apply now to be a volunteer!


Become part of a global inclusion movement and support the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 as a volunteer.

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We want to welcome people from all over the world to Berlin. We want to show through the spirit of sport how invaluable inclusion can be for everyone, and how much fun and joy we can have together.
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Mark Solomeyer
National Athlete Leader and Special Olympics Germany Vice President
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