Berlin 2023

A split screen image of Ben Collins and Dr. Andreas Heinecke during a Zoom meeting.
Special Olympics Operations Specialist Ben Collins Talks with Dr. Andreas Heinecke, founder of Dialogue in the Dark, on World Sight Day 2020
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A swimmer with a blue swim cap coming out of the water and giving a thumbs up.
Excitement was in the air as Berlin, Germany officially became the host for the next Special Olympics World Games in 2023.
Six Special Olympics representatives standing on stage holding the Berlin signing and posing for group photos.
Berlin, Germany - 30 January 2020: Berlin today became the official host of the 2023 Special Olympics World Games during a ceremony in the German capital.
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German delegation celebrating in a group with their hands up in the air.
The Special Olympics World Games offer the opportunity to unite the world like no other event can.
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Ariel photo of the Closing Ceremony at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.jpg
One month has passed since the final competitions, the last medals awarded and the lights dimmed down on the Closing Ceremony of the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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Split screen of SO Germany and SO representatives at Special Olympics World Tennis Invitational in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic talking to one another and announcing Special Olympics 2023 will be held in Berlin, Germany.
Johanna Pramstaller, Special Olympics Austria, was excited to announce that the 2023 World Games will be held in Berlin, Germany.