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A new exhibition celebrates people of determination

A new exhibition celebrates people of determination

Six internationally renowned artists have teamed up to present public artworks to celebrate people of determination. The artworks were commissioned by Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and will form part of a permanent exhibition in the newly named …

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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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Who’s performing at the Special Olympics opening ceremony?

Who’s performing at the Special Olympics opening ceremony?

International musicians will perform for the crowd at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne will take to the stage alongside ‘Despacito’ singer Luis Fonsi, British DJ Paul Oakenfold, Egyptian …

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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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Awesome father and son tackle a triathlon every day

Awesome father and son tackle a triathlon every day

Seven triathlons, across seven emirates, in seven days. That’s the arduous goal for a dedicated father and son fitness team. Nick Watson and his son Rio, 15, are no strangers to working up a sweat. The Watsons – better known as …

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Is your little one a future photographer?

Is your little one a future photographer?

A new creative initiative is calling on young photographers to hone their skills. The United Photography Workshops are open to children aged seven to 12 years old and are aimed at uniting children through a love of creativity, learning new …

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How these two athletes have achieved a world first

How these two athletes have achieved a world first

Two Emirati athletes will become the first in their sport to represent the UAE on a global stage at an upcoming international event that celebrates athletes with special needs. Young golf player Saif Al Qubaisi and tennis ace Abdulla Al …

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Do you know why these landmarks are lit up?

Do you know why these landmarks are lit up?

Landmarks across the country will be lit up to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics. On 20th July, as part of the worldwide #LightUpForInclusion initiative, buildings in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain will glow red in support of …

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The weekend is bursting with exciting events

The weekend is bursting with exciting events

It’s the weekend, let’s not hang about. Here’s a quick look at events taking place over the next few days that you might enjoy! Thursday 15th March  Fancy a film? Yas Movies in the Park launches this weekend with four …

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