Join our Team for the Special Olympics World Summer Games Berlin 2023

Special Olympics World Summer Games are the world's largest inclusive sports event. Thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities compete together in 26 summer sports and Unified Sports® competitions. Eight days of exciting and inspiring competitions, by athletes and for athletes.

From 17th to 24th June 2023, the Special Olympics World Summer Games will take place in Berlin – the first time that Germany has hosted the Games! 

The Berlin 2023 games will be a colourful international festival of sports – with the aim of achieving greater recognition and social participation of people with intellectual disabilities in our society.

Special Olympics GB are pleased to announce that we have been offered places for 107 athletes (and Unified Partners) to take part in 18 sports.

Team SOGB – Berlin 2023 Sports

Athletics   Gymnastics (Artistic)
Badminton Gymnastic (Rhythmic)
Basketball  Judo
Bocce Powerlifting
Bowling (Ten Pin) Sailing
Cycling  Swimming
Equestrian  Table Tennis
Football Tennis
Golf    SHOWCASE SPORT – Mixed Field Hockey


Field Hockey is a new sport to the Special Olympics programme internationally and will officially be introduced at Berlin 2023 with an exhibition event. Special Olympics GB are delighted to have been invited to take part in the Mixed Field Hockey showcase event and we cannot wait to begin development of the sport for our athletes here in GB over the next 18 months.  

We are now looking for applications for the below voluntary Team SOGB roles:

  • Head Coach/Coach
  • Safeguarding and Welfare Officer
  • Medical Officer
  • Physiotherapist 

Head Coach/Coach:

Application Form link - Click Here 

Medical Officer:

Application Form link – Click Here

Safeguarding & Welfare Officer:

Application Form link - Click Here


Application Form link - Click Here

Should you have any queries, please contact Laura Davies.

Nominations for Athletes and Volunteers to be a part of Team SOGB, as well as guidance on qualification will launched shortly.