Countdown to the Games
19-24 June 2022

Cultural Program

The Special Olympics National Games Berlin 2022 ended on 24 June with an emotional Closing Ceremony and we look back not only on thrilling competitions, but also on the numerous cultural highlights away from the sports venues.

With the Cultural Program, we have shown that sport and culture have many things in common: both arouse emotions, bring people together and want to be used to achieve the overall goal of the Games - to raise awareness of inclusion.

Arts and cultural programs play an important role in changing attitudes by showcasing the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities off the field and in new ways.

A huge thank you goes to the cultural institutions that contributed to an all-around special cultural program alongside sports through their diverse offerings.

For the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 there will be diverse and exciting cultural offers around the Games as well. We are looking forward to giving you the opportunity to enjoy various exhibitions, theater plays, musical performances and other exciting experiences in addition to the sports competitions.

The photo shows the cultural stage at the Special Olympics Festival. On it is a band.
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The photo shows the Athletes' Party right in front of Brandenburg Gate. People are having fun with their arms raised in joy.
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Das Foto zeigt einen jungen, der bei einer Station des Special Olympics Festivals mitmacht. Er sitzt auf einer Leiter, hat die Arme ausgebreitet und lacht vergnügt.
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Athlete happily awaits the opening of the National Games and shows both thumbs up
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In the picture you can see three musicians+*. In the foreground there is a singer with her guitar. In the background you can see two men. One of them is playing the keyboard and the other one is also playing the guitar.
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On the photo an athlete is dancing. She is wearing a base cap the wrong way round and it looks like she raps.
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The photo shows a music group playing the trumpet.
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If you are interested in participating in the cultural program of the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023, contact us at: