Abu Dhabi 2019

Special Olympics World Summer Games
14 - 21 March 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.
Special Olympics UAE, Special Olympics Kuwait Sign MoU in preparation for World Winter Games Kazan 2023.
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The Special Olympics World Championship DanceSport Graz 2021 taking place on 20 August will mark the first-ever Special Olympics DanceSport World Championship. The event, held in Austria, is the first time that Special Olympics has held a World Championship of any kind.
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Gerald Mballe, long time Special Olympics Italy Unified Partner and now Advisor for Special Olympics Europe Eurasia, shares a powerful and moving conversation about his life and sport with David Eades on Sports for Humanity's podcast, Live Like You Play.
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Special Olympics athlete and author Haseeb Abbasi shares his inspirational journey to entrepreneurship at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi.
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Video highlighting the increasing number of participation by female athletes.
Black History Month, started by historian Carter G. Woodson, has been celebrated in the United States in February since 1976 as a way to honor the long ignored achievements and contributions made by African Americans.
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Three Special Olympics athletes are featured in the recently released New York Times Best Seller Humans.
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A new Swedish TV show, Heja Sverigelaget! (Go, Team Sweden!), which follows the journey of four Special Olympics athletes to World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi, has captured the imagination of the Swedish public!
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Loretta Claiborne has traveled the world with Special Olympics since starting to compete in 1970 with Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Over the past 50 years, she’s grown into one of Special Olympics’ most influential voices.
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On and off the field, Kristine Hughes is a champion of inclusion. She’s a Special Olympics athlete, an athlete leader, a certified coach, and an official. She is also the Athlete Leadership Manager and a Sargent Shriver Global Messenger for Special Olympics North Carolina.
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