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    Africa

    Special Olympics has more than 20 accredited programs in Africa addressing the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in the areas of sports, health and education. Special Olympics also works to address the correlation between disability and poverty, a key issue for the continent.

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    Africa

    Special Olympics has more than 20 accredited programs in Africa addressing the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in the areas of sports, health and education. Special Olympics is also working to address the correlation between disability and poverty, a key issue for the continent.

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    Africa

    Special Olympics has more than 20 accredited programs in Africa addressing the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in the areas of sports, health and education. Special Olympics is also working to address the correlation between disability and poverty, a key issue for the continent.

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    Africa

    Special Olympics has more than 20 accredited programs in Africa addressing the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in the areas of sports, health and education. Special Olympics is also working to address the correlation between disability and poverty, a key issue for the continent.

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    Africa

    Special Olympics has more than 20 accredited programs in Africa addressing the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in the areas of sports, health and education. Special Olympics is also working to address the correlation between disability and poverty, a key issue for the continent.

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    Africa

    Special Olympics has more than 20 accredited programs in Africa addressing the needs of people with intellectual disabilities in the areas of sports, health and education. Special Olympics is also working to address the correlation between disability and poverty, a key issue for the continent.

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Events in Africa

  • Jan 07 - Jan 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Mon Jan 7 - Mon Jan 21, 2019
     
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    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Mon Jan 7 - Mon Jan 21, 2019
     

    The Games in Abu Dhabi will be the world's largest humanitarian and sporting event of 2019. The Board unanimously voted to award the World Games to Abu Dhabi based on a comprehensive bid proposal, a site visit by a Board Committee, and the country's vision to create inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. That vision begins with the United Arab Emirates and extends to their region and the world. The UAE is close to Asia, the Middle East and Africa, so the Games are expected to have a very broad benefit.


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    Venue(s)
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    Aquatics Palace
    1 Swimmingly Lane
    Aquacity, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    All swimming events will occur in this venue.
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    Field Sport Palace
    23 Field Sport Avenue
    Fieldcity, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    All field sports will occur in this venue
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Special Olympics Africa Contact Info

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Special Olympics Africa
Unit 300 Ground Floor, Process House
Epsom Downs Office Park
13 Sloane Street
Bryanston, 2152
Johannesburg South Africa

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+27 11 706-3323