Africa

Khadija standing with her paddle in had ready to play.
Khadija isn’t just competing at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, she is breaking barriers.
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A smile from Team Senegal athlete Khadija Sy after the medal ceremony for the 100m run. She's standing on stage in front of the World Games logo with volunteers behind her.
Khadija Sy wrapped up her 2019 World Games competitions this week with a 100m run and the 4x100 relay.
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Aboubakrine Sadikh Diaw and Mame Ndiagne Ndiaye standing side by side on the football field. Mame has his hearing aids in.
Football Player Fitted for Hearing Aids at Special Olympics World Games
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Jimmy blows a red whistle while officiating a floor hockey game at the 2017 World Winter Games in Austria.
Jimmy Masina is an athlete leader from South Africa and works as an Office Assistant for Special Olympics Africa.
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Mame Ndiagne Ndiaye being embraced by his team mates after hearing for the first time. He has hearing aids in each ear.
At age 31, Mame Ndiagne Ndiaye, an athlete from Special Olympics Senegal, hears his is the first time.
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Seven athletes from all different countries on the track running.
Khadija Sy has made a fast start in her first race of the 2019 World Games.
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Two athletes and a coach stand in front of the stadium in Abu Dhabi.
It’s been a day of ‘firsts’ on the first full day of Athletics training in official World Games venues!
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Special Olympics leaders gathered together in a group photo holding a Play Unified. Learn Unified, Special Olympics banner.
Special Olympics leaders from the United States and around the world gathered in San Diego, California to plan the expansion of Unified Schools and Unified Champion Schools.
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Khadija Sy
Khadija is a role model, health volunteer and public speaker from Senegal. She’s also a Special Olympics athlete who has competed in both the 2011 World Games in Athens and the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles.
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