Middle East/North Africa Region
Special Olympics' work has been expanding rapidly in the Middle East/North Africa Region—including our Health and Family programs, Athlete Leadership and Unified Sports.
Stories from Middle East/North Africa
Ben McBride, Special Olympics UAE Football Coach, Regularly Welcomes Hundreds of Athletes to Virtual Training Sessions
Ben McBride is a volunteer football (soccer) coach from Special Olympics UAE. Prior to joining Special Olympics UAE as a Coach, Ben organized various sports programs for athletes of determination* for over 15 years.2 Min Read
It is the Special Olympics belief that all athletes are champions, and the purpose of holding sports competitions is to recognize the bravery and abilities of the athletes in our communities. In my role as a Special Olympics coach, Special Olympics Iran athletes taught me about the pivotal role that the Special Olympics athletes play in society.3 Min Read
Middle East/North Africa Contact Information
Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics Middle East North Africa (SOMENA) region and programs.