Countdown to the Games
17-25 June 2023

Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023

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.


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Latest News

More visibility for the Special Olympics World Games

19 May 2023, 17:34
Have you spotted us yet? This week, our campaign with strong motifs and various headlines was launched across Germany. Our athletes and the Games are getting a lot of attention in print, digital, radio and out-of-home.

A real premiere: Media Alliance for #Berlin2023

17 May 2023, 14:36
Premiere in Germany: A media alliance of ARD, BILD, DAZN, Deutsche Telekom AG, Meta, Prime Video, ProSiebenSat1 Media SE, RTL, sky, Sport1 and ZDF will jointly report about the Games in line with the motto #UnbeatableTogether.

Check out our colourful #Berlin2023 stamp

11 May 2023, 09:26
Send #Berlin2023 all over the world: This will be possible from June onwards with our special stamp. The colourful eye-catcher was presented yesterday together with the Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) and Special Olympics Germany and will be available online and at selected Deutsche Post branches from 1 June 2023.

#Berlin2023 at a glance

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#Berlin2023 at a glance


The Olympiapark hosts the following sports:
We will also celebrate the grand Opening Ceremony at Olympiastadion.

Messe Berlin

The following sports take place at Messe Berlin:
Visitors can also experience the Special Olympics Festival, our Activity Zone and the award ceremonies.

Various congresses are also held here for invited guests only.

City Cluster

Here the competitions in 3x3 basketball, cycling and beach volleyball take place:
There will also be the Special Olympics Festival at Neptunbrunnen and various highlight events at Brandenburg Gate, as well as the big Closing Ceremony.


Wannsee is the venue for our sailing competitions:


In Grünau the kayaking and the open water swimming competitions take place:

Bad Saarow

In Bad Saarow, the golf competitions take place:


In the SSE (swimming and diving hall at Europasportpark) you can see the competitions in swimming:

Bowling World

Here, the bowling competitions take place (unfortunately without spectators):



Here, you can find out on which days your favorite sports take place (all information subject to change):



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.
The photo is a portrait of Mark Solomeyer, National Athletes' Spokesperson and Vice President of Special Olympics Germany. He is wearing a black suit and smiling towards the camera.
Mark Solomeyer
National Athlete Leader and Special Olympics Germany Vice President
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