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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.

From 17 to 25 June 2023, the Special Olympics World Games took place in Berlin and for the first time in Germany.

We celebrated 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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#Berlin2023: Recap

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Thank you so much! The Berlin 2023 Games are over

25 June 2023, 20:22
We are overwhelmed! The Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 were full of emotions, high-class sports and exuberant parties. Everyone experienced their own personal highlights and gained unforgettable experiences. Let us reminisce together.

Special medal moments with uncontainable joy

25 June 2023, 08:46
The Special Olympics World Games award ceremonies are among the most emotional moments of the Games. They are the moments that many of our athletes have dreamed of for a long time and there are cheers, cries of joy and tears of happiness.

#Berlin2023 Day 8: Whats on the agenda today?

25 June 2023, 07:00
The final sprint! It is day 8 and thus unfortunately already the last day of the Games. Today, the final competitions in basketball 3x3, tennis, cycling, athletics and equestrian as well as final action in gymnastics-artistic and badminton are on. And we will celebrate the big Closing Ceremony togethern. An overview of the highlights of the day can be found here.


Here you can check out how the competitions of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 turned out.


#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):
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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