Countdown to the Games
19-24 June 2022

Information for media representatives

From 19-24 June, approximately 4,000 athletes with and without disabilities compete in the Special Olympics Nationale Spiele Berlin 2022.

The National Summer Games of Special Olympics Germany take place every four years. In 2022, the stakes are high for all participants: they can qualify for the Special Olympics World Games 2023, which will also be held in Berlin.

The accreditation process for the Special Olympics National Games Berlin 2022 is open until May 6, 2022.
The National Games are much more than competitions in 20 sports. They are also a demonstration for more recognition and social participation of people with intellectual disabilities.

Media representatives are invited to a press conference on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 10:00am in Rudolf-Harbig-Halle in Berlin. Guests will include Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics International, Iris Spranger, Senator for the Interior, Digitalization and Sport, representatives of SO Germany and the "Faces of the Games". Registration is appreciated.
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19 July 2022, 10:24
It was barely a month ago that the Stadion An der Alten Försterei in Berlin was filled with joy: The Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics National Games Berlin 2022 and our "Faces of the Games" Robert Herberg and Lilly Binder right in the middle of it.
05 July 2022, 13:07
It is no secret that major sporting events like the National Games Berlin 2022 depend on volunteers. Their reasons for showing up are as varied as their countries of origin. We want to say thank you once again and learn a little more about some of our volunteers and their experiences.
26 June 2022, 12:37
After six days of competition at the National Games, athletes and officials as well as coaches, volunteers and visitors look back on a great atmosphere with a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of openly shown joy.

Media guidelines

1. Only professional journalists, editors and photographers, employees for public relations/PR of institutions and partners/sponsors, inclusive editorial offices as well as freelancers can be admitted as accredited media representatives to the 2022 National Games.
A copy of the press card of the organizations DJV, DSJ, AIPS or a written confirmation of the commissioning editorial office/institution/organization, which must be sent by mail to Special Olympics (, is valid as confirmation of the journalistic activity.

2. The media accreditation of Special Olympics Germany covers editorial activities only. Commercial/advertising use of the produced content/material is not permitted.

3. If there is limited space at the venues, Special Olympics Germany reserves the right to limit the number of media representatives.

4. Special Olympics Germany reserves the right to assign special workplaces or photo/TV/interview zones to media representatives at events such as the opening ceremony. The media accredited persons undertake to carry out their editorial activities only in line with the guidelines.

5. The media accredited persons respect the personal rights of the participating athletes and the public in their editorial activities.

6. In case of violation of the media guidelines, Special Olympics Germany reserves the right to withdraw an already granted accreditation or to reject a future accreditation application.