All nations in Asia Pacific now confirmed to participate in Special Olympics World Games Abu
In line with its vision to deliver the most unified Games ever held, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 recently confirmed that all nations in the Asia Pacific region will take part in the Games next year.
Special Olympics programmes have been newly established in Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, and Micronesia, that will see their Special Olympics athletes travel to the UAE to compete alongside 7,500 athletes from around the world. The newly accredited nations will now mean the largest ever delegation participation for the Asia Pacific region in a World Games.
Next year’s World Games in Abu Dhabi will welcome more than 176 nations to participate in the event, the highest number in the 50- year history of the Special Olympics movement.
Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, which takes place 14 to 21 March, will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world next year. More than 7,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches from more than 176 nations will compete in 24 officially sanctioned Olympic-style sports across 11 venues