Abu Dhabi World Games Welcomes 192 Participating Countries, Sets New Special Olympic Records

On 4th December, His Highness, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, declared at the Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi 2019 Unified Summit that 22 new countries have enrolled for the forthcoming World Games.

With UAE bracing up to host the most consolidated Games in the 50-year’s history of the Special Olympics, new programs have been structured in 13 nations in Africa, five in Asia Pacific, two in North American nations and two in the MENA region.

Under the sponsorship of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is an essential part of a series of planned measures to extend chances for people of conviction conforming Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s shared vision of a unified and inclusive society.

This pledge to authorizing people of determination, along with hosting Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, has seen the UAE take an effective role on a global stage to bolster the power of sport to mold lives and its values over tolerance and humanitarian development.

The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, which is scheduled to take place from 14th to 21st March, 2019, would be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world. Over 7,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches from more than 192 countries will contend in 24 officially sanctioned Olympic-style sports.

Al Hashemy has been at the limelight of a large-scale drives to inspire and support the advancement of Special Olympics in international locations where such programs did not existed earlier, expanding access to committed training and chance to display talent for people with intellectual disabilities.

Mohammed Abdulla Al Junaibi, Chairman of the Higher Committee of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 echoed the view of Reem Al Hashemy.