Abu Dhabi 2019

Special Olympics World Summer Games
14 - 21 March 2019 in the United Arab Emirates.
Katie Hut and Natalie Green from SO Utah with their arms around one another at the airport, both have on red Special Olympics t-shirts.
Katie Hut and Natalie Green are best friends from Special Olympics Utah and have had some amazing experiences this past year.
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Ariel photo of the Closing Ceremony at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.jpg
One month has passed since the final competitions, the last medals awarded and the lights dimmed down on the Closing Ceremony of the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Opening
From the Opening Ceremony to the Closing Ceremony, Special Olympics’ global broadcast partner, ESPN, was there to share and transmit the feeling of the 2019 World Game in Abu Dhabi to those were not there in person.
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Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Closing
From the Opening Ceremony to the Closing Ceremony, Special Olympics’ global broadcast partner, ESPN, was there to share and transmit the feeling of the 2019 World Game in Abu Dhabi to those were not there in person.
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Nakorn running on the track during an athletes competition. He has on a brightly colored tank top, blue shorts, and black spandex.
‘Getting on with it’ is my motto to survive in life.
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Athletes and volunteers dancing together and holding hands.
It’s been a month since the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. It proved to be one of the largest, most inclusive, most unified, most diverse and most successful World Games in the history of Special Olympics.
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Mohammed Mubarak receives an eye screening at Opening Eyes; his face is being pressed against a machine by a volunteer and his eye is being examined and photographed by a machine.
Special Olympics World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi brought together 7,500 athletes and unified partners to compete at their highest ability and break down barriers to full inclusion.
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Co-ed cheer team on the left comprised of 6 athletes. two dancers on the right, one male and one female; he's dressed in all white and she has on a white top and a flower print ankle length dress.
At the Abu Dhabi 2019 Special Olympics World Games, the Special Olympics International Board of Directors voted to adopt DanceSport and Cheer as “recognized” sports of Special Olympics.
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Representatives from Special Olympics and WWE stand for a group photo; Special Olympics New York Athlete Angel (power lifter) stands in the center with a champion ship belt around her waist.
Special Olympics was recognized as WWE’s 2018 Business Partner of the Year during the annual Business Partner Summit in Brooklyn on April 6th.
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Three volunteers posing for a picture during Healthy Athletes screening, one man in paper scrubs and the other two in tag Healthy Athletes branded polo and vests.
Over 20,000 volunteers answered the call and played a major role in the largest World Games in Special Olympics history.
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