OLYMPIC Archive

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Legend Allyson Felix trains alongside special Olympic athletes

The Olympics Sports team, Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 17, 2019: A group of Special Olympic athletes had a day to remember as they trained alongside multiple Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix Olympian in a Unified Sprint Clinic at Dubai Police Academy Stadium, today (17 March). Allyson interacted with

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UAE women’s basketball beat Pakistan on day two & Russian Powerlifter Sergei Mukhligin jumps for joy

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 16, 2019: Host nation, UAE, added another two gold medals to its tally as the unified female basketball team (division 1) and traditional female team (division 3) both overcame their opponents on day two of Special Olympics World Games Abu

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New permanent public artworks in Abu Dhabi to deliver a lasting legacy of inclusion

Special Olympics Garden: Six internationally renowned artists commissioned by Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 for public art legacy project. The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 16, 2019: Six major public artworks commissioned by SOWG 2019 to celebrate people of determination were unveiled at Manarat

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Team GB Cycling star Kiera Byland takes gold medal, Emirati Bocce Star Mahmoud Jarour has his sights set on the gold medal

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 16, 2019: British cycling star Kiera Byland won a gold medal for Team GB in her opening race at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 (Kiera Byland Mahmoud Jarour). The 20-year-old athlete was first across the finish line in

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Costa Rican swimmer swaps Crocodile-Infested River for gold medal win at World Games

By World Games Abu Dhabi Special Correspondents Bilal Hafeez, Brendyn Monsorate & Christopher Swaminathan (Costa Rican swimmer swaps) Abu Dhabi, March 15, 2019: From learning how to swim in a river filled with crocodiles to winning a gold medal at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Yuliana Mora has come a

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Legends Didier Drogba and Cafu play alongside Special Olympics Footballers at unified sports clinic

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 15, 2019: Rain didn’t dampen the spirits as football legends Didier Drogba and Cafu played alongside Special Olympic athletes in a unified match on the opening day of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The Unified Sports Clinic, part

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UAE unified football team seal first victory & Healthy Athletes program conducts

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 15, 2019: The UAE Special Olympics Unified Football Team claimed victory over South Africa on Friday. Playing its second match of the World Games at Zayed Sports City, the 11-a-side UAE team recorded a 4-0 win over its opponents. A

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Special Olympics athletes will play alongside NFL stars, football legends and Olympians at World Games

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, Mar 14, 2019: Special Olympics athletes will have the chance to show off their sporting skills alongside a number of NFL players, football legends and Olympians at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 as part of a series of Unified

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Electrifying and Inspiring Opening Ceremony signals start of SOWG Abu Dhabi in breathtaking style

• His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan declares Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 Inspiring Opening Ceremony Performance of official World Games Abu Dhabi anthem by global music stars and arrival of Flame of Hope watched by thousands in stadium and millions live on global TV Parade of Athletes

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Healthy Athletes opens at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, Mar 14, 2019 (Healthy Athletes opens): USA athlete Hanna Atkinson formally opens Healthy Athletes at World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 at a ribbon cutting ceremony on 13 March. Special Olympics Healthy Athletes, made possible globally by the Golisano Foundation and locally