Experience details

  • 17 Jun, 2023 - 25 Jun, 2023
    (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Event website

About this experience

The Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 will be the largest multi-sport event in Germany since the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. From 17 – 25 June 2023, 7,000 Special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities from 190 delegations will compete in 26 sports. The athletes will be supported by more than 3,000 coaches and 20,000 volunteers.

They are the first Games to take place in Germany and the first to recognise the Sunflower lanyard. Staff and volunteers are ready to assist athletes, delegates, and visitors who choose to wear the Sunflower.

“Not all Special Olympics athletes have a disability that is recognizable, that is why The Sunflower is such a fantastic initiative and important for our games. It will help make the invisible visible and allow athletes to be treated with the extra attention they need” - Albert Tuemann Chief Marketing and Communication of the Special Olympics Berlin 2023

To find out more about the services provided on site, please visit our accessibility page

Sunflower wearers arriving through Berlin Airport, the first German Airport to launch the Sunflower lanyard earlier this year, can look forward to being given the assistance, a little more time, or patience they may need at the airport.

  • Accessible parking spaces

  • Accessible toilet

  • Assistance dog friendly

    We provide facilities for assistance dogs

  • Audio description

  • Changing Places toilet

  • Companion/Carer access

    Check the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower member’s website for details

  • Safe/quiet space

    Check the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower member’s website for details

  • Seating available

  • Sign language

Additional accessibility information

The event offers several accessibility services:

  • Audio Description
  • Sign Language Interpreting
  • Quiet Rooms
  • Sensory Backpacks
  • Wheelchair Loan
  • Companion Tickets
  • Accessible Parking

For more information please visit www.berlin2023.org/en/accessibility