The Opening Ceremony is the first real “goosebumps” moment of every big sporting event. It will set the tone for the entire Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 and will provide a lasting impression.

Everyone can look forward to a spectacular show featuring well-known artists, the official Olympics ceremonial elements, and the highly anticipated Parade of Athletes.

We are happy to welcome the world to Germany and Berlin!

  • Volunteers

    Join the Movement

    We need you 20,000 times! Be a volunteer at the world’s biggest inclusive sports event, when more than 7,000 athletes from all over the world will travel to Berlin to perform at their best.

    Join the movement and support us with your skills so that we can offer all Special Olympics athletes and guests a unique Berlin experience and celebrate an unforgettable festival of inclusion together.

    You can find more information here:

  • Timetable

    Doors: 5:00 p.m.
    Opening ceremony: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.