Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019

Organised by Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world next year, welcoming 7,000 athletes from more than 170 nations to participate in 24 officially-sanctioned Olympic-style sports from 14-21 March 2019.

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE's Armed Forces, Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi will be the first ever Special Olympics World Games to be held in the Middle East and North Africa, and will also be the most unified Games in the 50-year history of the Special Olympics movement.

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 forms an integral part of local, national and regional plans to expand opportunities for people of determination in line with Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s shared vision of a unified and inclusive society.

In the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, athletes will compete in 24 different individual and team sports. Special Olympics celebrates all athletes with intellectual disabilities (ID), regardless of their level of ability. 

Beyond Games
Special Olympics goes beyond games.It is a humanitarian movement that takes place 365 days a year through sports related activities. The aim is to deliver a range of programmes that champion inclusion beyond the games.

Schedule

Date Time Location Notes
Mar 14 - Mar 21, 2019 Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi
Mar 14 - Mar 21, 2019 Zayed Sports City , Abu Dhabi
Mar 14 - Mar 21, 2019 Khalifa International Bowling Centre, Abu Dhabi
Mar 14 - Mar 21, 2019 Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, Abu Dhabi
Mar 14 - Mar 21, 2019 Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
Mar 14 - Mar 21, 2019 Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi
Mar 14 - Mar 21, 2019 Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Mar 14 - Mar 21, 2019 Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi
Mar 18 - Mar 20, 2019 03:00 PM 06:00 PM Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club, Abu Dhabi Sport: Sailing
Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2019 02:30 PM 06:00 PM Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Sport:
Cycling

Mar 19 - Mar 20, 2019 02:00 PM 07:00 PM Yas Links Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Sport: Golf 

March 19, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

March 20, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mar 16 - Mar 19, 2019 02:00 PM 08:30 PM Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi

Sport: Equestrian

Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2019 04:30 PM 08:30 PM Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi Sport: Beach Volleyball
Mar 15 - Mar 20, 2019 02:00 PM 07:00 PM Zayed Sports City , Abu Dhabi

Sport: Football 

March 15 - 20 & 12 -13, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sport: Bowling

March 16 -19, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM & 4:00 PM - 6PM on March 19

Sport: Tennis

March 16 - 20, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mar 15 - Mar 20, 2019 01:00 PM 09:00 PM Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi

Sport: Badminton

March 15 - 20, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sport: Basketball

March 15 - 17 & 19 - 20, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sport: Bocce

March 15 - 20, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sport: Gymnastic Artistic

March 15 - 16, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM & 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM on March 16

Sport: Judo

March 16 - 18, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sport: Gymnastic Rhythmic

March 19 - 20, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM on March 17 & 18

Sport: Table Tennis

March 15 - 20, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sport: Powerlifting

March 15 - 20, 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sport: Rollerskating

March 15 - 17, 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Sport: Handball

March 15 - 20, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sport: Volleyball

March 15 -17, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

March 19 - 20, 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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