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Media Registrations for Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 Now Open

Berlin to host global media and broadcasters, 17 – 25 June 2023
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Media registrations are now open for the world’s largest inclusive sporting event, the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023. Coming to Germany for the first time, the World Games, will take place in the capital city of Berlin 17 to 25 June 2023.

Over 1,000 media and broadcasters from around the world are expected to head to Berlin next June with media registrations open from 1 December 2022 to 30 April 2023. Media representatives can apply for media credentials via the official Berlin 2023 website here:

The Special Olympics World Games 2023 will put a spotlight on inclusion as well as on Germany and the city of Berlin. The Special Olympics World Games will be broadcast to hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide, showcasing athletic performance and highlighting stereotype-defying stories – changing minds and opening hearts through transformational inclusion.

“We are looking forward to welcoming broadcasters, media, and photographers from around the world in Berlin to cover the Special Olympics World Games, and to make inclusion visible and real,” Gerd Graus, Media and Broadcast Director of the Local Organizing Committee Berlin 2023, said.

“Our goal is to provide our international and national media guests with the highest standard of media services to be able to share the stories of our inspiring Special Olympics athletes and to showcase the unlimited potential of people with intellectual disabilities. We are excited to welcome thousands of media to Berlin to take part in a world-class inclusive sports experience for all.”
Christy Weir, Vice President of International Media and Communications, Special Olympics International

The Games will be the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event taking place in 2023, and the biggest multi-sport event in Berlin in decades. The Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 will feature more than 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from over 190 countries who will compete in 26 Olympic-type summer sports across nine days of exciting and inspiring competitions, by athletes and for athletes.

For more information about the 2023 World Games, please visit the official website at Questions about media accreditation can be directed to

About Special Olympics

Founded in 1968, Special Olympics is a global movement to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities. We foster acceptance of all people through the power of sport and programming in education, health, and leadership. With more than six million athletes and Unified Sports partners in over 190 countries and territories and more than one million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers more than 30 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions every year. Engage with us on: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, LinkedInand our blog on Medium. Learn more at

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