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INTERVIEW: Ayman Wahab, Regional President of Special Olympics MENA

Mar 15, 2018

What progress do you feel has been made in the region over the last few years to increase inclusion and unity towards those with intellectual disabilities? Okay. So, first of all I’ve been in the position of Regional President of Special Olympics for the Middle East and North Africa region since 2001. When I joined,…

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Abu Dhabi kids give the Special Olympics a kick start

Mar 15, 2018

Schools across Abu Dhabi are showing their support for the 2018 Special Olympics IX MENA Games by getting involved in a number of activities to raise awareness. Local and international schools have ‘adopted’ a participating nation and are cheering them on through school-based competitions and events. Matt Deegan, Head of PE at Brighton College Abu…

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A Welcome from the Chairman

Mar 14, 2018

 On the verge of the IX MENA Games Abu Dhabi World interviews H.E. Mohamad Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of The Higher Committee of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019  [caption id="attachment_49611" align="aligncenter" width="542"] HE Mohamed Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi World Games Higher Committee speaks during the Special Olympics press conference.[/caption] What…

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It’s your time to shine

Mar 14, 2018

Don’t worry if you missed the deadline for volunteering at the Special Olympics regional games kicking off in Abu Dhabi this weekend. You’ve still got plenty of time to register to be part of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games. Get involved from Abu Dhabi World on Vimeo. Make history. Make a difference. Make the…

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It’s not too late: 10 exciting ways to get involved in the Special Olympics

Mar 12, 2018

The Special Olympics movement in the UAE is all set to get underway this week with the IX MENA Games kicking off in the capital on Wednesday March 14. The event has had support from many high profile figures including HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed…

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5 record breakers that you need to know about

Feb 26, 2018

The Special Olympics are all about participation, inclusion and athletic achievement. All around the world, athletes train hard and have amassed an impressive collection of world records throughout the Games’ history. Here’s some of the highlights: Golfing champ Special Olympics athlete Ranveer Saini Singh has won the top spot at the Special Olympics Asia Pacific Golf International…

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MOTIVATION: Andre Drummond says ‘push through’

Feb 11, 2018

https://youtu.be/I-SSAIeQEMc NBA all-star and Special Olympics global ambassador, Andre Drummond, knows all too well what it feels like to be an outcast. The athlete, who stands six feet, ten inches tall is known today as the Detroit Pistons’ big man but he recalls a time when his differences weren’t celebrated. He remembers feeling socially awkward…

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Welcome to the Abu Dhabi World Special Olympics blog. NOW GET IN THE GAME!

Feb 05, 2018

Abu Dhabi is set to host not one but TWO consecutive Special Olympics Games. Yes - you read that correctly. There are two different events happening in the capital and you can get involved with both. And not only will you get to see some world-class sporting action but you can literally change lives! And…

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17 reasons you HAVE to get involved in the Special Olympics

Feb 04, 2018

Need a reason to get stand up and volunteer to take part in the biggest sporting event the UAE has ever hosted? Here's 17: Be part of history: Abu Dhabi is the first place in the MENA Region to host the Special Olympics. You’re an important piece of this puzzle. By volunteering you can help…

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