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Saudi Women’s Bocce Team mark debut at Special Olympics World Games with two wins

The Olympics Sports team Abdul Rahim and Muhammad Saeed, Abu Dhabi, March 15, 2019: It was a moment to remember for Saudi Arabia as the women’s Bocce team won its first-ever match at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 (Saudi Women Bocce Team). Saudi Women Bocce Team have never participated 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

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Seven are Honored for Championing Global Health Work with Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

Honorees Announced at Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi By Rebecca Simon, MPH, Abu Dhabi, UAE, March 13, 2019: The Golisano Foundation and Special Olympics honored seven healthcare organizations and professionals who are on the frontlines of bringing essential and often unprecedented health care services to the most marginalized people on

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Tokyo 2020 Unveils Locations for Special Display of Olympic Flame in East Japan and Starting Point of Olympic Torch Relay

Tokyo, March 12, 2019: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today announced the locations where the Olympic Flame will be on public display prior to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay in Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima prefectures, which bore the brunt of the 2011 Great East

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Tokyo 2020 Unveils Olympic Games Sport Pictograms

Designs embody the artistry of athletes in action Tokyo, March 12, 2019: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today unveiled the official sport pictograms of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In line with the Tokyo 2020 brand promise of “Innovation from Harmony”, the Olympic Games Tokyo