Asia Pacific

Abhishek Gogoi from Special Olympics India in a bike rac
It was a weekend of adjustment for cyclists from Bharat, as they got accustomed to the Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi. They were surprised by the uphill/downhill raceway.
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In the wake of the deadly shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, athletes from Special Olympics New Zealand and Special Olympics United Arab Emirates, along with leaders of Special Olympics, gathered at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
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Female power lifter in yellow and black holding a bar on her shoulders, a spotter is behind her.
The spirit of competition was in full swing during day one of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.
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New Zealand dancers performing in front of a group of athletes at the airport.
2019 World Games athletes have already begun to arrive in Abu Dhabi.
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Jasmine stands on the stage with a microphone in her hand.
Jasmine is an athlete leader from Pakistan. She is a Board Member for Special Olympics Pakistan and Co-Chair of the Athlete Input Council for Special Olympics Asia Pacific.
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Chutipa smiling and holding a table tennis paddle.
Watch the inspirational story of Chutipa reuniting with with the mother she never knew making it possible for Chutipa to go to Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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Chutipa in a blue, red, and white team shirt playing table tennis.
A life-changing experience that reunited me with my long-lost mother.
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Special Olympics basketball players huddle up during practice the day before the Unified basketball game during NBA All-Star weekend.
Four athletes get big event experience before the World Games.
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Ruaumoko Pukepuke bouncing a basketball on a court.
The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be Ruaumoko’s first-ever World Games.
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Abu Dhabi representatives and a Kenya athletes family speak together in a house.
With the recent addition of 22 nations, the upcoming Abu Dhabi Special Olympics World Games will be hosting the largest amount of nations in history.
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