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.

Press Conference on 28 April

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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The summer journey of our Faces of the Games

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.

Volunteers at #Berlin2022: You are the best!

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.

Fresh memories, a recap and anticipation for #Berlin2023

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.