Asia Pacific

Three athletes gather for the SPROUT app launch.
Special Olympics Asia Pacific has partnered with a team of tech giants including Microsoft to develop an inclusive fitness app geared specifically to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
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The Race to Embrace is an awareness campaign developed for Special Olympics Thailand in partnership with BBDO Bangkok, that tackles the questions: What is Special Olympics? Who are the Athletes?
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Nicholas Leong standing in front of a cement wall with a camera over either shoulder.
When I was asked if I was interested to volunteer as a photographer to cover the athletes from the Asia Pacific Region at the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, the answer was a resounding yes.
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Large group of individuals sitting down for a group shot.
With more than 1.7 million athletes in 34 countries, Special Olympics programs in the Asia Pacific region are expanding rapidly.
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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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Members of BNK48 also volunteered at a Young Athletes Fun Day outside of Bangkok.
Ahead of the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, Special Olympics Thailand got some super support from Thai super girls group BNK48.
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Unity and her parents stand together for a photo.
When Unity Collins was 12 years old, the parents of the New Zealander introduced her to swimming, not having any idea of the magnitude of the moment.
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Chupita Continues to Go for Gold
Chupita Phansuwan, Thailand, continues her quest for Table Tennis gold at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi, UAE
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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 uphill/downhill raceway of the Yas Marina track in Abu Dhabi.
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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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