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Noble sports campaign to take over public schools

Noble sports campaign to take over public schools

A new initiative that promotes inclusion among students through sports has been launched in public schools in the UAE. The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools (UCS) scheme, which brings together youth with and without intellectual disabilities to play together, aims …

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More programmes for people of determination to be rolled out

More programmes for people of determination to be rolled out

A host of new initiatives and programmes have been approved to ensure the integration of people of determination into society. Announced at the People of Determination Retreat, a meeting that brought together leaders, ministers and people of determination, a total …

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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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UAE takes gold in first Special Olympics event

UAE takes gold in first Special Olympics event

Team UAE has secured a gold and silver medal to kick-start the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Micah Hambleton secured first place for the nation in Division 1 of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Triathlon …

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Why this massive sporting event is special

Why this massive sporting event is special

Abu Dhabi is preparing to host the Special Olympics World Games, a first for the region. Aside from being a significant sporting event, it’s a catalyst for creating a more inclusive society in the UAE. At a spectacular ceremony in …

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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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These sporting legends are coming to the capital

These sporting legends are coming to the capital

A host of sporting legends will be in the capital for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Among the superstars are footballers Cafu, Romario and Didier Drogba and Special Olympics Global Ambassadors Michelle Kwan, Dikembe Mutombo, Vladamir Grbić …

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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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Get your tickets to this amazing sporting event

Get your tickets to this amazing sporting event

Tickets to the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 are now available. The opening ceremony will take place at Zayed Sports City Stadium on 14th March from 5pm, with over 40,000 people expected to attend. …

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