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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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Christine Parker Hunt
Jean Chevalier Sanon
Today I am closing an event I call the caravan of love, hope and sharing through the spirit of sports. We are In Jeremie, one of the ten departments of Haiti, the extreme capital of the south. We hosted the Camp at an orphanage.
Special Olympics Haiti is really thankful to Tarik Khan a nurse practitioner who used to coach Special Olympics athletes in The U.S.A. With the desire to help the many children that live with intellectual disabilities she will start a class for teaching them.
Enabling Minds and the leadership at The St. Charles Borromeo School in Croix-des-Bouquets share a similar vision with the Special Olympics: by helping to include people with intellectual disabilities into the community, the entire country and world will benefit.
The moment was amazing and joyful for the athletes that really show their happiness by playing with professionals. Donald a Special Olympics athlete scored three goals and received a ball as award and has said he can beat any professional after this experience.