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Flame of Peace Lit for Minsk 2019

Minsk, May 3, 2019: The Flame of Peace for the 2nd edition of the European Games lit today at the historic Ara Pacis in Rome, marking the start of an international torch relay that will culminate at the Opening Ceremony in Minsk, Belarus on 21 June. The Flame of Peace Lighting Ceremony

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Faroese Confederation of Sports Celebrates 80th Birthday

By Amelia Fisher-Starzynski, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands; April 4, 2019: The Faroese Confederation of Sports is celebrating its 80th birthday today. The occasion was marked by an official event in the capital Tórshavn attended by the Prime Minister Aksel V. Johannesen, Culture and Sports Minister Høgni Hoydal, and Mayor of Tórshavn Annika Olsen,

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General Council Meeting Pakistan Olympic Association

Lahore, March 31, 2019: The POA General Council Meeting held today at Lahore and following matters have been discussed and decided in the meeting: 33rd National Games All aspects of the holding of 33rd National Games allotted to Balochistan Olympic Association discussed in depth. You will recall that these Games postponed a

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Special Olympics World Games – About Educational Solution for PEOPLE OF DETERMINATION – key2enable – keyboard

The Olympics Sports Team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 23, 2019: (key2enable keyboard) Introduction: About Five years ago we began to develop Key-X, a keyboard that enables anyone with severe motor disabilities to full access computers, tablets, and smartphones (key2enable keyboard). Key-X has nine keys that need to be

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Spectacular Closing Ceremony celebrates legacy of World Games Abu Dubai and achievements of thousands of athletes and volunteers

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 21, 2019: Seven days of sporting achievement, thousands of athletes and volunteers, dozens of events, countless displays of bravery, and millions of smiles Spectacular Closing Ceremony. As the final curtain falls on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the

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SOWG Abu Dhabi Celebrates laying foundation for legacy of inclusion and a more unified tomorrow

Newly-launched Mothers of Determination Association will support mothers and families through training and education programs/unified tomorrow Nationwide Unified Champion Schools program will empower pupils with and without intellectual disabilities for a range of social and sporting activities/unified tomorrow ADNOC schools to provide people of determination with specialist learning and support services/unified tomorrow

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‘Fans in the stands’ program sees over 10,000 pupils join inclusion revolution

Over 10,000 pupils from local schools visited the Games/Fans in stands program Companies and organizations across the UAE also pledged hundreds of employees to attend the Games and demonstrate support for a more inclusive society/Fans in stands program EFS Facilities Services, Department of Culture and Tourism and Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority

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World Down Syndrome Day

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 20, 2019: First person’s piece of the Special Olympic athlete, Chaica Al Qassimi, a Technical Officer, Judo, Special Olympics UAE team (World Down Syndrome Day). My name is Chaica Al Qassimi. 22-years-old, a martial artist with a black belt in

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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