Young athlete is given an eye exam by a volunteer while another athlete watches.
The first-ever Pan African Games provided a one of a kind experience, including in Healthy Athletes, with 1845 screenings in just 5 days!
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A group of 20 athletes siblings stand together in a group photo holding their certificates after completing the Siblings Workshop.
Twenty siblings from the region (Special Olympics Middle East North Africa) gathered to share experiences, address challenges, and find ways to overcome barriers.
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The Egyptian Unified Football team and the Egyptian President lined with 3 Egyptian flags on each side.
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the president of Egypt, has awarded Special Olympics Egypt's female Unified Football team the Order of Sports Merit for the first time in history.
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Miriam on a white horse entering an arena area.
Mariam Adel Azzab, the 32-year-old was born in a challenging time for a child with Down Syndrome, it was a time of exclusion, judgment and negative perceptions.
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Football players are practicing dribbling the ball and working their way down the field toward the keeper to make a goal. On player has the ball, three are waiting, a ref is supervising; you can see the keeper and an assistance's legs in the foreground.
Ahead of the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, Team Egypt held training camp for the athletes who'll be competing in 14 different sports.
Growing up, Mohamed Kheir Allah dealt with isolation and stigma. Find out what he has learned about himself by competing.
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The seminar took place in Cairo, Egypt in January. Representatives from eight countries in the region attended the training.
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Representatives from Bahrain, Jordan, Tunisia, Lebanon, Mauritania, Algeria, Morocco, Egypt & Oman brought energy to the Academy.
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President Abdel Fattah El Sisi recognized athletes as they brought home an impressive 5 medals in 2017 World Winter Games in Austria.
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Dina Galal being embraced and kissed on the top of the head by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. President President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is seated at a dinner table wearing a blue suite, white shirt and blue tie. Also pictured is a seated man (to the left) smiling and wearing a black suite, white shirt and red tie with a gold pin on his left lapel.
The president of Egypt has embraced the challenge of involving people with different abilities in the community by hiring an athlete with intellectual disabilities.
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