OLYMPIC Archive

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Victory means more than medals for coach of UAE Women’s Unified Football Teams

By Reem Al Ali, Abu Dhabi, March 20, 2019: Houriya Taheri knows how the power of sport can change people’s lives for the better. The first Arab woman to receive a professional football coaching license and the current UAE Women’s National Team Assistant Coach, Houriya was the perfect choice to lead the

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Age is just a number for 77-year-old unified partner Roland Foerster

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 20, 2019: It’s not everyday you see athletes in their 70s competing in a global sporting competition – that is until you meet unified partner Roland Foerster. This week, Roland has been showing that age is just a number with

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Leaders, TV Stars, and Sporting Heroes use social media to show support for World Games

By Reem Al Ali, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 19, 2019: Superstar sportsmen and women, actors, singers, media personalities and world leaders have taken to social media to show their support for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. With the World Games now in full swing, a host of famous and inspirational

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Poverty no barrier to success for Special Olympics Athlete Jitendra Patwal

By: Brendyn Monsorate, Bilal Hafeez and Christopher Swaminathan, Abu Dhabi, March 19, 2019: Special Olympian Jitendra Patwal faced struggles in his preparation for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 that would make most athletes give up on their dreams. The Special Olympics Team Bharat (India) athlete comes from a background where

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Thousands of Volunteers help to keep the games in play at Special Olympics Abu Dhabi

By Reem Jadah, World Games Abu Dhabi volunteer, Department of Energy. Abu Dhabi, March 19, 2019: While the athletes celebrate their sporting victories, coaches draw up their game plans and spectators cheer from the stands, thousands of volunteers are hard at work making sure Special Olympics World Games 2019 is an incredible

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Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi helping to change people’s perceptions of Middle East

Byline: Brendyn Monsorate, Bilal Hafeez and Christopher Swaminathan – three people of determination who are working as part of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi unified 2019 press office. Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 19, 2019: The way people perceive the Middle East is being changed forever thanks to Special Olympics World

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Former Refugee inspired by his teammates and athletes of determination at World Games

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 19, 2019: When Former Refugee Gerald Mballe, 20-years-old, escaped his homeland for a better life, he never thought he would be representing his adopted nation at a global sporting event four years later. This week, Mballe has been in the

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BWF and Special Olympics launch long-term partnership

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 18, 2019: Today, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Special Olympics International (SOI) signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase the growth, quality and frequency of badminton participation around the world. The shared aim is

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Zimbabwe President surprises Zimbabwe Team at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 18, 2019: The Special Olympics Zimbabwe golf team treated to a surprise visit by State President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, at Yas Links Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, yesterday. Mnangagwa broke away from his official visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

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Papua New Guinea completes hat-trick of shot-put medals at World Games

By Brendyn Monsorate, Bilal Hafeez and Christopher Swaminathan, UAE, March 18, 2019: Athletes from Papua New Guinea completes enjoyed a clean sweep of medals at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The sportsmen and women from the tiny Pacific Island nation made their presence felt after winning gold, silver and bronze