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What’s been happening at the Special Olympics?

What’s been happening at the Special Olympics?

The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is well underway and here’s what’s been going on so far.  More than 7,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 200 nations took part in the opening ceremony at Zayed Sports City on Thursday …

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How you can hear the Special Olympics anthem

How you can hear the Special Olympics anthem

The official anthem for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be revealed at the opening ceremony for the games on 14th March.  The song, ‘Right Where I’m Supposed To Be’, has been created by a host of …

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More big names are coming to the capital

More big names are coming to the capital

More celebrity guests have confirmed their attendance at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Special Olympics’ global ambassadors Nicole Scherzinger, Olympic athlete Bob Beamon, Olympic medalist swimmer Alain Bernard, Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, snowboarder Hannah Teter and …

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How you can play your part in the Special Olympics

How you can play your part in the Special Olympics

As Abu Dhabi prepares to host one of the world’s biggest sporting spectacles, organisers are calling on the community to cheer on the athletes. The Fans in the Stands (FITS) initiative encourages everyone from private organisations and corporations to schools, …

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What you need to know about the Special Olympics Torch Run

What you need to know about the Special Olympics Torch Run

Celebrating the arrival of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the ceremonial Law Enforcement Torch Run will visit all seven emirates of the UAE. The torch will arrive in Abu Dhabi on 28th February on an Etihad Airways …

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This is how the community is uniting through fitness

This is how the community is uniting through fitness

The community recently rallied together in support of people of determination at the Cycle Unified event. The bike ride was hosted as part of a series of events in the lead-up to the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, …

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These individuals are an inspiration to the nation

These individuals are an inspiration to the nation

Athletes with intellectual disabilities are being trained to officiate sporting events ahead of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The first ever specialist programme of its kind in the region, the Special Olympics Officials Program for Athletes (SOOPA) …

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