The countdown for Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 has begun.
And that countdown clock lives on the new digital home for the Berlin 2023 Summer Games, powered by Brightspot CMS.
Unveiled in January 2022, this is the fourth World Games experience hosted on Brightspot, following support for past events in 2015 (Los Angeles), 2019 (Abu Dhabi, UAE) and 2022 (Kazan, Russia).
The Special Olympics World Games are the world's largest inclusive sporting event, with the 16th running of the World Games in June 2023 set to attract some 7,000 athletes competing across 26 sports (and two demonstration sports) in the German capital. It is the first time Germany has hosted the occasion.
Brightspot helps us fulfill the mission of Special Olympics by helping us tell our story and make deep and lasting connections with our donors, athletes, and fans from all over the world.
Notable CMS highlights for this month's unveiling of the Berlin 2023 website include multilingual support in both English and German.
To further drive engagement and awareness around the event, the Brightspot CMS platform is set up to integrate with Special Olympics' CRM, Sendinblue, and support sponsorship, marketing, media and organizational needs in the months leading up to the Berlin showcase.
Multisite CMS capabilities mean seamless connection, too, for the new Berlin 2023 site and this year's German National Games website, which is also hosted on the same Brightspot instance. Multisite features facilitate sharing global assets between sites, managing shared user roles and permissions, while maintaining consistency as well as resource optimization across both events.
An additional integration with accessiBe equips Special Olympics with a full suite of accessibility tools to make the site available for the broadest possible audience. Designed to make the web accessible for all, accessiBe is a leading web-accessibility solution for ADA and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) compliance.
The Berlin 2023 digital experience is the latest in a partnership between Special Olympics and Brightspot that now spans over a decade. To date, this has involved more than 15 dedicated sites including SpecialOlympics.org, a multisite network of state-level chapters and various dedicated experiences for events including the Special Olympics' summer and winter World Games.