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Special Olympics World Games begins at Abu Dhabi, UAE



Special Olympics World Games begins at Abu Dhabi: Details, Highlights

Special Olympics World Games 2019 was inaugurated at Abu Dhabi. it is scheduled to take place between 14th March to 21st March 2019.

Special Olympics World Games 2019 is being hosted by the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

For the first time, the Special Olympics is being held in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The host UAE had introduced the term “people of determination” as part of a new National Strategy for Empowering People with Disabilities.

About Special Olympics World Games

Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of their ability or disability. The Special Olympics are held every two years and alternates between summer and winter.

Earlier, Special Olympics were held in Austria (2017) and the next Special Olympics will be held in Sweden (2021).

Special Olympics motto is “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt.’ It denotes that what every athlete wants to pursue in life by dispelling the myth that children with intellectual disabilities must be confined behind the walls of unique and uncommon societies.


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