From left: Zakiia Ahmad, badminton player, Mohammad Tajer, karate and horseback riding participant and Saleh Al Merri bowling player at the IPIC Arena at Zayed Sports City on Tuesday. (Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf News)

Abu Dhabi set for ‘best’ Special Olympic World Games

UAE capital hailed, as dates for 2019 extravaganza is announced

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi will hold the “best Special Olympics ever” and “one of the finest sporting events the world has ever seen”, it was claimed on Tuesday.

The Special Olympics World Games will be staged at various venues across the city between March 14-21, 2019 for 7,000 intellectually-challenged athletes.

Abu Dhabi was unanimously chosen to host the first Middle East event for people with special needs and disabilities last November, and its credentials were effusively praised at a press conference at the IPIC Arena at Zayed Sports City.

“It will be one of the finest sporting events the world has ever seen,” Chairman of Special Olympics, Dr Timothy Shriver, said of the...Read more...

Source: gulfnews.com