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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 summer sports and 2 additional demonstration 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

10 March 2022, 12:49
More than 500 representatives of our Host Towns participated in an online event to kick off Germany's largest inclusion movement. 216 Host Towns are preparing to welcome the international delegations of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 and implement inclusive projects regionally.
03 March 2022, 17:20
Special Olympics Germany (SOD) support the decision of the international umbrella organization Special Olympics International (SOI) to cancel the World Winter Games in Kazan (Russia) at the end of January 2023.
26 January 2022, 10:00
The starting gun has been fired and the decisions have now been made. 216 Host Towns and in fact 216 communal projects will help shape an open, diverse society. The largest communal inclusion project in Germany’s history will create a new sense of togetherness while opening up space for encounters far beyond the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023.

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

Our Partners

Logo CocaCola
Premium Partner

"We are proud to be part of the worldwide Special Olympics movement as a founder and global partner. We are united by the vision of an inclusive society, with which we also actively promote integration and acceptance in Germany."
Barbara Körner
Managing Director Coca-Cola GmbH
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Premium Partner

"Toyota supports the World Games in line with our goal of "Mobility for All". In addition, we would like to actively promote inclusion in Germany and through volunteering become an even more diverse company."
Andre Schmidt
President Toyota Germany