World Summer Games

Five people stand at a podium at the U.S. Senate. They are framed by the U.S. flag on the left side and by the Senate flag on the right side.
On Thursday, 5 March 2020, Members of Congress, the UAE Embassy, and Special Olympics USA athletes from Southern California, Virginia, D.C., Maryland, Ohio, and Connecticut gathered for a screening of The Road to Abu Dhabi, a documentary about the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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This was a big year for Special Olympics. From high-level competitions and high-profile partnerships to the expansion of Unified Sports and Athlete Leadership, the power of inclusion was on full display.
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Woman from Special Olympics Haiti competes in race at the 2019 World Games.
A Very Special Christmas Helps Send 104 Athletes to the 2019 World Games
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Anna McDougal showing off her medal with excitement.
No other organized event in the world has the emotional and social impact of the Special Olympics World Games
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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Joe Haden Finds Inspiration at World Games
Joe Haden, cornerback for the Pittsburg Steelers, had a blast taking part at the Unified Flag Football Clinic at the 2019 World Games in Abu Dhabi.
Athlete is receiving an ear exam and having his hearing aids put on by a volunteer as a medical professional observes.
Special Olympics and Starkey Hearing Foundation Partnership Brings the Gift of Hearing to World Games Athletes.
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Special Olympics Summer Sounds
Special Olympics and Starkey Hearing Foundation Partnership Bring the Gift of Hearing to World Games Athletes.
U.S. President Donald Trump, center, speaks during a meeting with members of the delegation that represented the USA at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
On 18 July, 20 Special Olympics USA representatives including athletes, coaches and Unified partners were invited to the White House by President Donald J. Trump to congratulate and recognize them for their accomplishments at the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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