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The Games extended beyond sporting achievements as athletes, volunteers and supporters enjoyed the Spirit of the Games throughout @WorldGamesAD! From dancing, to making new friends, trying VR experiences and seeing new technology in action – what was your favorite moment? لم يقتصر الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019 على الإنجازات الرياضية فحسب، حيث استمتع الرياضيون والمتطوعون والجمهور بالقيم الحقيقة للألعاب والأجواء الاحتفالية، بالإضافة إلى تكوين صداقات جديدة والاستمتاع بتجارب الواقع الافتراضي وغيرها من التقنيات الحديثة. ما هي اللحظات المفضلة لديك؟ #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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We were honored to host key officials from @SpecialOlympics, Local Organizing Committees for @WorldGamesSWE and #Berlin2023 this week to help ensure the next World Games are a huge success, building on the legacy of the largest and most unified Games in the 50-year history of #SpecialOlympics, which took place in Abu Dhabi this March. #AbuDhabi2019 #BeUnified #Sweden2021 سعدنا بمشاركة تجربتنا الناجحة في الألعاب العالمية مع الأولمبياد الخاص العالمي، واللجنتين المنظمتين للألعاب العالمية القادمة في السويد لعام 2019 وألمانيا لعام 2023 #كلنا_معا

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Have you spotted any of the public artworks commissioned by @WorldGamesAD to celebrate People of Determination? See the six artworks, at @ManaratAlSaadiyat in Abu Dhabi, as part of the Legacy of the Games. #AbuDhabi2019 #BeUnified #InAbuDhabi #UAE هل رأيتم أياً من الأعمال الفنية التي خصصها الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية #أبوظبي2019 للاحتفاء بأصحاب الهمم؟ تستضيف منارة السعديات في أبوظبي 6 أعمال فنية تندرج ضمن الإرث الذي ستتركه الألعاب

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Members of our team surprised Rwandan athlete Elisa Muhawenimana who is still in #AbuDhabi being looked after by medical professionals.

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What a week we had at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019! A huge thank you goes out to our amazing volunteers who helped make @worldgamesad truly memorable. Show your support by sharing a ❤️. #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics شهد الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية #أبوظبي2019 أسبوعاً حافلاً بالمنافسات. نشكر جميع المتطوعين الرائعين الذين ساهموا في إنجاح الألعاب. انضموا إلينا لشكرهم باستخدام ❤. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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We were honored to have hosted the four-day Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Summit during @worldgamesAD, which brought together youth leaders with and without intellectual disabilities who discussed their ideas of inclusion and means of implementation in their communities. Themes and topics discussed included youth leadership and the historic announcement of Unified Champion Schools in the UAE to leave a legacy after the Games. #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics @NYUAbuDhabi سعدنا باستضافة القمة العالمية للشباب القادة، والتي استمرت لأربعة أيام بالتزامن مع الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019. جمعت هذه القمة القادة الشباب من أصحاب الهمم وغيرهم للمشاركة في حوار حول قيم التضامن وكيفية تطبيقها في مجتمعاتهم، وشملت المواضيع التي تمت مناقشتها قدرة الشباب على القيادة، بالإضافة إلى الإعلان التاريخي عن برنامج "الأبطال المتضامنون" في المدارس في مختلف أنحاء الإمارات العربية المتحدة والذي سيترك إرثاً هاماً بعد انتهاء الألعاب. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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During the Sailing competitions at #WorldGamesAD every team of one, two or three members aimed to travel through a specific route in the best possible time.

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The balance, the stability and the right communication between the horse and the rider is a key element for success in #Equestrian

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#ThrowbackThursday to the unforgettable moment at @zayedsportscity packed with cheering fans and athletes when the Guardians of the Flame passed the #FlameOfHope on to a group of seven athletes, who then lit the cauldron at the spectacular Opening Ceremony to officially mark the start of an incredible week of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Share your favorite moment from the Opening Ceremony using #MeetTheDetermined. #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics نظرة على لحظات خالدة في الوجدان عندما قام حماة #شعلة_الأمل 🔥 بتمرير الشعلة إلى مجموعة تضم 7 رياضيين ليبادروا بإشعال المرجل خلال حفل الافتتاح للإعلان عن انطلاق الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019 بشكل رسمي. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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The Games encouraged a cross-cultural dialogue, one that transcended language, nationality, tradition and ability. The world came together to celebrate the unifying power of sport to break down barriers and promote inclusion. #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics ساهمت الألعاب في فتح حوار متعدد الثقافات تخطى حاجز اللغة والجنسية والعادات والقدرات. اجتمع العالم في أبوظبي للاحتفاء بقدرة الرياضة على تعزيز التضامن وإزالة الحواجز. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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The #FlameOfHope was lit in Athens, Greece and made its way to the #UAE where it started its incredible journey around the country to mark the countdown for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. #DidYouKnow that the torch remained lit for the duration of the @EtihadAirways flight to Abu Dhabi? #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics انطلقت #شعلة_الأمل 🔥 نحو الإمارات العربية المتحدة من أثينا بعد أن تم إيقادها في العاصمة اليونانية، لتبدأ مسارها حول الدولة بالتزامن مع العد التنازلي لانطلاق الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019. هل تعلم أن الشعلة كانت مضاءة طوال رحلتها إلى أبوظبي على متن طائرة الاتحاد للطيران؟ #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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The spirit of unity came alive through #PlayUnified during Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. The Unified Sports Experiences held throughout the Games brought together people with and without intellectual disabilities from across the globe to play team sports together, which encouraged inclusion by breaking down barriers and encouraging teamwork. #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics جسّدت مبادرة #نلعب_معا أجمل قيم التضامن خلال الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019، حيث ساهمت الألعاب التضامنية في إزالة الحواجز وتعزيز التضامن بين أصحاب الهمم وغيرهم من خلال العمل الجماعي. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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The Games saw super-fast reflexes and incredible energy. Here is a snapshot of the action-packed week of Tennis held at @ZayedSportsCity. #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics مقتطفات من منافسات التنس في مدينة زايد الرياضية، والتي تميزت بالأداء القوي والسريع. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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#Repost @humansofny ・・・ (1/4) “My wife had been pushing to expand our family for eight years—but I kept resisting. I kept saying: ‘What’s wrong with you? We’re almost done.’ We were nearly forty years old. It was the second marriage for both of us. Our teenagers were about to graduate from high school. But she couldn’t have children naturally, and there was always a deep yearning to adopt. She subscribed to a website called ‘Rainbow Kids,’ which featured children with special needs. She’d show me a profile from time to time. But I just couldn’t do it. It seemed like too much work. Then one day in 2015 we had an outside speaker visit our office. He talked about his child with Down syndrome. And my heart was completely changed. I went home and told my wife the story. I was crying. She was crying. And I think both of us knew what was going to happen. A few days later she forwarded me an email from Rainbow Kids. The title was ‘Magnificent Miles.’ He was living in a Taiwanese orphanage. Just a beautiful little boy. Fifteen months old. Fluffy hair. And all alone. We knew it was our son.” (Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

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Incredible Volleyball action was served up at @ADNECGroup during @WorldGamesAD, where our athletes showed off exceptional skills and displayed countless acts of unity amongst teams from across the globe. #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics تألق رياضيو الأولمبياد الخاص خلال منافسات كرة الطائرة في أدنيك، حيث شهدت المنافسات مهارات استثنائية ولحظات مميزة من التضامن بين الرياضيين من حول العالم. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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#Repost @humansofny ・・・ “Ms. Purevsuren is everything to me. She’s the best special education teacher in all of Mongolia. She loves all of her students. When my mother died two years ago, my school wanted to send me to an orphanage. But Ms. Purevsuren volunteered to take care of me. She has children of her own and her salary is low— but still she takes care of me. She lifts me up. She pays for all my expenses. She cooks me food every night. She even gathered a collection to buy me this judo uniform. It’s the first time I’ve ever worn new clothes. My mother would be so happy if she could see me right now. She’d be so thankful. I want so badly to win a medal, but I know that’s just a small thing. One day I will truly pay Ms. Purevsuren back. I will become an adult. I will make her proud. And I will take care of her when she’s old-- just like she took care of me.” (Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

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Skill, technique and speed were on show for all to see as athletes competed in Table Tennis at @ADNECGroup. #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics شهدت منافسات تنس الطاولة خلال الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019 في أدنيك مهارات متميزة وسرعة وفنون في الأداء.  #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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#Repost @humansofny ・・・ (1/3) “It was obvious from the very beginning. Abnormal wrist and ankle movements. No eye contact. Poor eating patterns. She didn’t sleep until she was 2.5 years old. And she never liked to be rocked or snuggled. There’s a groove you get into with a child-- and we just never got there. The bonding didn’t happen: not for her, and not for me. Those first couple years were so dark. Every day I thought it was going to get better. I’d tell myself: ‘I’ll get it right today.’ But I never did. Our pediatrician didn’t have any experience with this stuff. I never even heard the word ‘autism’ until she was two years old. And I’ll tell you what: it was a relief to finally hear that word. To finally learn there was something wrong… but let’s not say ‘wrong’--- something different about her. It wasn’t just that she didn’t like baby food. Or that she didn’t want her mom. It was something else. It was something different. When I walked out of the doctor’s office that day, it was the first time I felt like I wanted to defend her. It was the first time I felt like we were on the same team.” (Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

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Coordination, speed and balance were just some of the many skills on display by our Roller Skating athletes during @worldgamesad at @ADNECGroup. Relive some of our favorite moments #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics التناسق في الأداء والسرعة هي بعض من المهارات التي استمتع الجماهير بمتابعتها خلال منافسات التزلج في أدنيك. شاهدوا هذه المقتطفات من الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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#Repost @humansofny ・・・ “When I was little I’d have like five seizures a day. It was horrible and I was always scared. But one week after my eleventh birthday, my mom and dad decided to get me brain surgery. Now I don’t have to worry about seizures and falling all the time. But I can only use one arm now. And because of the surgery there’s a lot of stuff I don’t know if I can do-- like living on my own and stuff. I met Katie at the Special Olympics office. We’re part of a program where you team up with someone who doesn’t have a disability and become like best buds and stuff. At first I didn’t know what to do because, you know, new people. But then it was like OK-- I’m making a new friend. A real friend. We only see each other every couple weeks, but we’ve watched so much Brooklyn Nine-Nine. And we have so many inside jokes. And we even have our own hashtag. And without Katie, I don’t know man. It would be just like it was before, but I wouldn’t have somebody to do this stuff with. I’m having a really hard time right now. My brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia and he’s going through so much and it’s so, so hard. And sometimes he calls me names but I know he doesn’t mean it. And it’s just so hard. But whenever I feel down and stuff, I can just go in my room and think about all the fun memories I have with Katie.” (Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

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#Repost @humansofny ・・・ “You know that feeling when you walk up to somebody, and they don’t really give you eye contact, because they don’t want to talk to you? Well a few of the kids in school started treating me that way. Other people saw it happening and it spread so fast. Because everyone learned that it was the normal way to behave. And everyone wanted to be normal. It jumped from grade to grade until the whole school was avoiding me. I’d get cyber bullied. My phone would vibrate all night with mean messages. I had such a negative view of myself. I was self-harming. I felt so trapped in the moment. It was so hard for me to realize that eventually it was going to stop. Then one day I was out on the playground and the usual group of kids were picking on me. And an older boy walked over. He knew me from cycling. He had a bit of power because he was from a higher grade. He said: ‘Stop this now. Don’t you understand what you’re doing to her?’ The whole playground saw him do that. And after that things began to turn around. Because people learned that was the normal way to behave.” (Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

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#Repost @humansofny ・・・ (3/3) “I wanted to quit Special Olympics after the very first day. It took me two hours to get there. It was raining the whole time. But my mom forced me to keep going, and I learned to enjoy it. We’d go run in the park once a week. I was around people who didn’t tease me. Nobody called me names. I wasn’t made to feel stupid. After a few months our coach convinced my mom to let me go to an overnight event. It was at Westchester State University Teachers College. I did three events: the long jump, the softball throw, and the 50-yard dash. I won all three. And I’ve been competing ever since. It’s changed my life so much I can’t explain. I’m more confident. I speak at schools and colleges. I own a house. I pay property taxes. If there’s something not going right in my town, I’ll go down to city council and complain. And I’m still competing. I’m sixty-five and this year I tried out for the tennis team. I picked weeds off a public court and spent hundreds of hours hitting the ball against a wall. But I didn’t make the team. And I’ll tell you what-- I went back to my dorm and cried. And it takes a lot to make me cry. But I wanted compete so badly, because this is where I feel important. I think the feeling I get when I win a medal is the same feeling a President gets when they’re getting elected. It’s the feeling of achieving something that you dreamed about. And people with intellectual disabilities don’t get to feel that enough.” (Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

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#Repost @humansofny ・・・ (2/3) “School was hell. There were just a few of us in special education and they taught us in the basement. They offered to let me stay until I was twenty-one, but I wanted out. So I went to a workshop for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Vietnam was going on back then, so we were making lots of bomb stuff. And we made it for cheap. I got a six dollar check for two weeks of work. I was still very rough back then. I was angry. And one morning I took a hammer to a guy for picking on me. The bosses called me to the office. I thought for sure they’d throw me out. But my counselor said: ‘I’ve seen you running to work every day. And think I have something you’re going to like.’ He handed me a piece of paper and told me to take it home. My mom didn’t like it. She didn’t want me joining anything that cost money. But when she noticed the line that said ‘free to participate,’ she crumpled up the piece of paper and put it in her pocket. I thought she’d forgotten about it. But early Saturday morning she started knocking on my door, and said: ‘You need to wake up and go to that damn Special Olympics!’” (Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

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#Repost @humansofny ・・・ (1/3) “I was the easy one to pick on. I was born blind. I didn’t walk until the age of four. I repeated kindergarten, first, second. They just called it mental retardation back then. They tried to place me in hospitals. And the other kids in the housing projects would torment me. They’d call me Bozo and Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion. They’d chase me with broken bottles. I felt worthless. I felt like a thing. My only protector was my older brother Hank. He had learning problems too but he was a male so he had power. He was state champion in running and cross-country. Whenever he practiced, he’d let me follow behind him and carry his towels. Eventually I got to where I could keep up with him. No other girls were running back then. There weren’t any female sports teams. So people would look at me like I was crazy. They’d say: ‘That’s Rita’s daughter. She runs.’ A lap around the projects was one mile. I’d run it three times every night. It gave me solace and peace. None of the punks who picked on me could keep up. I grew really strong. I had rough edges on me. Word got around: ‘Put your hands on Loretta, and she’s gonna eat you up.’” (Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

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🏋Our Powerlifting athletes showed strength, courage, and determination throughout the Games. Scroll through some of our favorite moments from @worldgamesad 💪. #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 @ADNECGroup #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics تميز رياضيو رفع الأثقال بالقوة والشجاعة والهمة العالية خلال منافسات الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019. شاهدوا هذه المقتطفات لتعيشوا أجمل اللحظات من المنافسات. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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Our Open Water Swimming athletes showcased determination, skill and perseverance at @lamerdubai, where many of them swam in the Arabian Gulf for the first time. Here are some of the highlights!#MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics تميز أداء الرياضيين المشاركين في منافسات السباحة في المياه المفتوحة في لامير بالهمة العالية والمثابرة والمهارات، كانت هذه المنافسات فرصة للعديد من الرياضيين للسباحة للمرة الأولى في مياه الخليج العربي. شاهدوا هذه المقتطفات من المنافسات. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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At Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 we've seen our athletes get stronger, faster and more determined in their performances, requiring the latest technology to help our judges make those important calls between Gold and Silver winners! Over the course of the Games we have used a variety of high-tech devices including high-speed digital cameras, electronic touch pads, infrared beams and radio transmitters, all to ensure we can keep up with our athletes! #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019 #YearOfTolerance #BeUnified #PeopleOfDetermination #Inclusion #InnovateForInclusion #Tolerance #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019 كان فرصة للرياضيين للتألق وتطوير مهاراتهم ليصبحوا أقوى وأسرع وأكثر إصراراً في أدائهم، تطلب هذا استخدام أحدث التقنيات لتمكين الحكّام من اتخاذ القرارات الحاسمة لتحديد الفائزين بالميداليات الذهبية والفضية. قمنا باستخدام العديد من الأجهزة المتطورة خلال الألعاب، بما في ذلك كاميرات رقمية سريعة وشاشات اللمس الرقمية وأجهزة الأشعة تحت الحمراء وأجهزة الإرسال اللاسلكية، لنضمن قدرتنا على متابعة أداء الرياضيين. #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #أصحاب_الهمم #التضامن #نبتكر_لنتضامن #التسامح #الألعاب_العالمية #الأولمبياد_الخاص

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#Repost @humansofny ・・・⠀ “There was a small river near our village, and my father taught me to swim while we bathed. Before long I was sneaking to the river after school. I’d swim for hours every day. My father would physically pull me out of the water at dinnertime. But my village was very traditional and conservative. Adult women weren’t allowed to swim. So I had to quit when I turned fifteen. I didn’t begin again until my twenties. By that time I’d moved to the city, and there was no female instructor at our public pool. So I volunteered. During my lessons, I kept noticing an autistic boy who would stand along the edge and watch. Nobody wanted to teach him. The male coaches were afraid of being bitten and scratched. But I could tell that he was so curious, so I began to play with him. I splashed him. Slowly I touched him. I’d hold his leg and pull him through the water, teaching him how to breathe in and breathe out. He’d climb on my back and hold my neck while I did the strokes. He did bite me. And hit me. And sometimes he’d squeeze my neck too hard. But it was never malicious. In his mind he thought he was doing the right thing. It took a long time—but slowly he learned how to swim. Now he comes running to me whenever he sees me. That experience gave me a weakness for kids with disabilities. I’ve taught over two hundred so far. There is no government support. Nobody comes to see these children. So I go to the villages and seek them out. I teach them to swim in ponds and rivers. When they feel happy, I feel happy. Recently I’ve started my own academy—just for them.” (Special Olympics World Games, Abu Dhabi, UAE)

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#Repost @fujairahtourism انطلقت الجولة الصباحية للاعبين الاولمبيين التي تستضيفهم امارة #الفجيرة ضمن برنامج #المدن_المضيفة في عدة مواقع منها #النادي_الرياضي و #قلعة_الفجيرة و #مسجد_الشيخ_زايد و اختتمت الزيارة الاولى في #قرية_التراث_مضب. .. .. #الإمارات_تجمعنا #الفجيرة #الأولمبياد_الخاص_أبوظبي ‏#worldgamesad ‏#UAEHostsTheWorld ‏#HostTownFujairh

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Only 4 days to go! Do you want to send a good luck message to Special Olympics athletes? Share your messages using the hashtag, #MeetTheDetermined باقي 4 أيام فقط. هل تود مشاركة تمنياتك بالحظ السعيد لرياضي الأولمبياد؟ شارك الآن من خلال هاشتاق #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم

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Want to keep updated on results, athlete profiles and transport schedules during the @worldgamesad? Get all the information at your fingertips - download the official app now. Link in our bio! هل تود أن تبقى على إطلاع بأحدث نتائج المنافسات ومعلومات الرياضيين ومواعيد وسائل المواصلات خلال الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019؟ حمل التطبيق لتحصل على كافة المعلومات في أي وقت ومكان، الرابط في البايو

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Tomorrow, the 🔥#FlameOfHope will travel to Fujairah to kickstart a 10-day journey around the Emirates called the Flame of Hope torch run. See live updates by following #FlameOfHope.

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The Special Olympics World Games torch was lit during a welcome ceremony at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi. The 🔥#FlameOfHope arrived and hundreds cheered as the silver torch was set ablaze. ⠀ ⠀ @adnocgroup CEO, Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, spoke on the importance of the moment in providing a timely reminder of our responsibility to create a more inclusive community. Tomorrow, the #FlameOfHope will travel across the UAE, taking in historic sites in all seven emirates. تم اليوم إيقاد شعلة الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019 خلال احتفال خاص في صرح زايد المؤسس في أبوظبي. وصلت #شعلة_الأمل واحتفى المئات بلحظة إيقادها. تحدث معالي الدكتور سلطان الجابر، وزير دولة الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة أدنوك، عن أهمية هذا الحدث لتذكيرنا بمسؤوليتنا في بناء مجتمع متضامن. ستبدأ شعلة الأمل غداً مسارها الذي سيمر في عدد من المواقع التاريخية في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة.

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Keep up to date with all the event schedules, award ceremonies, venue information and team profiles with the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 app. Download now via the link in our bio.⠀ ⠀ #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019⠀ ⠀ تطبيق الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019 أصبح الآن متوفراً، حمّله الآن لتبقى على إطّلاع بكافة المعلومات المتعلقة بجدول الفعاليات وحفل تقليد الميداليات والموقع والقاعات والمنتخبات المشاركة. حمّل التطبيق الآن من خلال الرابط في البايو.⠀ #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي

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The #FlameOfHope has touched down in Abu Dhabi, marking the two-week countdown to the world’s largest sport and humanitarian event. H.E. Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak, Minister of Tolerance, and H.E. Hessa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, attended the welcoming ceremony which saw the #FlameOfHope, carried down from @EtihadAirways flight EY90 to the sound of trumpets. وصلت #شعلة_الأمل إلى أبوظبي، لتعلن عن اقتراب موعد الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية #أبوظبي2019، أكبر حدث رياضي وإنساني في العالم. ‏تواجد كل من معالي الشيخ نهيان بن مبارك آل نهيان، وزير التسامح و معالي حصة بنت عيسى بوحميد، وزيرة تنمية المجتمع في حفل استقبال #شعلة_الأمل التي تم نقلها على متن إحدى طائرات الاتحاد للطيران.

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#Repost @hosttownajman ・・・ . برعاية سمو الشيخ عمار بن حميد النعيمي ولي عهد عجمان رئيس المجلس النتفيذي #نمشي_معاً في إمارة #عجمان يوم الأربعاء الموافق 20 فبراير 2019 الساعة 04:30 مساءً في حديقة العلم. نلقاكم هناك.. . ‎#المدينة_المضيفة_عجمان ‎#الإمارات_تستضيف_العالم ‎#كلنا_معاً . ‏Under the Patronage of HH Shaikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi Crown Prince of Ajman ‏#WalkUnified in Emirate of Ajman on Wednesday, February 20 at 04:30 PM in Ajman Flag Park. ‏See You There. . #UAEHostsTheWorld #HostTownAjman #BeUnified

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Special Thank you to the @uaeembassyisb & @specialolympicspakistan for their Support to the Special Olympics Pakistan Team by motivating them for the @worldgamesad 🇦🇪 🇵🇰 جزيل الشكر لسفارة الدولة في إسلام آباد و الأولمبياد الخاص الباكستاني على دعمهما للأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019 بإقامتهما فعالية لتحفيز فريق الأولمبياد الخاص الباكستاني.

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Join our Art Unified event! Those between 8-18 years old are invited to the studio @manaratalsaadiyat to get creative! Places are limited. Register to secure a spot: artunified@abudhabi2019.org ⠀ ⠀ شاركنا في فعالية الفن يجمعنا ! يمكن للذين أعمارهم بين 8 و18 عامًا المشاركة.الأماكن محدودة، بادروا بحجز أماكنكم من خلال: ⠀ artunified@abudhabi2019.org ⠀ ⠀ #WorldGamesAD #SpecialOlympics #BeUnified #MeetTheDetermined #HappeningInAbuDhabi #MAS #AbuDhabiArt #ArtInAbuDhabi ⠀

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In less than a month, the worlds largest sports and humanitarian event for people with intellectual disabilities will be in Abu Dhabi. See you there! #25DaystoGo #MeetTheDetermined #BeUnified @worldgamesad ⠀ ⠀ بعد أقل من شهر، تستضيف أبوظبي أكبر حدث رياضي وإنساني لأصحاب الهمم من ذوي الإعاقة الذهنية. ⠀ #كلنا_معا

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Repost from @specialolympicsusa - Today, the first official torch lighting ceremony of @worldgamesad took place at the @SpecialOlympics Eternal Flame of Hope (EPOH) in front of Soldier Field, in Chicago, Illinois— a permanent monument to the birthplace of Special Olympics that was unveiled during the 50th Anniversary celebration. . Several dignitaries attended the ceremony, including Illinois Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Anne Burke, a founder of the first Special Olympics Games in 1968, along Grace Seiboldt and John Wrenn, @SpecialOlympicsIllinois athletes who will represent @SpecialOlympicsUSA in the World Games. . The EFOH flame is set to make its first journey to a World Games, starting in Chicago and continuing to Washington DC where it will be put on an Etihad Airways flight to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) where the upcoming Special Olympics World Games will take place in under a month. . In line with Special Olympics tradition, members of the @letrforso – the Guardians of the Flame – will transport the EFOH flame along the entire journey from Chicago to Abu Dhabi, UAE. . #Cheer4USA

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🎟Get your tickets to the Special Olympics World Games opening ceremony now! ⁣ ⁣ #MeetTheDetermined: At 5pm on Thursday March 14, all eyes will be on Abu Dhabi as the marvel of the opening ceremony encapsulates the spirit, drive and passion of athletes of determination as they prepare to take part in the largest sporting event ever held for sportsmen and women with intellectual disabilities. ⁣ ⁣ 🎟 ➡ buy tickets in link in bio.⁣ ⁣ 🎟احصل على تذاكر حفل افتتاح الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية الآن! ⁣ ⁣ #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم: تعرف على أصحاب الهمم المشاركين في الأولمبياد الخاص يوم الخميس 14 مارس الساعة 5 مساءً. ستجذب أبوظبي أنظار الجميع خلال هذه المراسم، وسيلقى أصحاب الهمم التشجيع الذي يستحقونه لمشاركتهم في أكبر حدث رياضي منظم لذوي الإعاقات الذهنية. ⁣ ⁣ #كلنا_معًا #أبوظبي2019 #الألعاب_العالمية_أبوظبي #الإمارات_تستضيف_العالم #عام_التسامح #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #الأولمبياد_الخاص ⁣ #AbuDhabi2019 #BeUnified #SpecialOlympics #WorldGamesAD #PeopleOfDetermination #InAbuDhabi #InnovationForInclusion #YearOfTolerance #AbuDhabi #UAE⁣ #UAEHostsTheWorld #FlameOfHope #Tickets #GetTickets #InAbuDhabi #ZayedSportsCity @zayedsportscity @worldgamesad

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#Repost @ymcofficial ・・・ A massive congratulations to Nick and Rio Watson of @teamangelwolf for completing the 6th leg of #TriWithRio at the Daman Challenge #TriYAS @damaninsurance @worldgamesad . ألف مبروك لكلٍّ من نك وريو من Team Angel Wolf على إتمام سباقهم السادس في تحدي ترايثلون ياس من ضمان.

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#Repost @searina ・・・ Show some love for Special Olympics athletes of determination by wearing the @worldgamesad wristband.❤ Now you can get them from @adnocdistribution convenience stores! 😍⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ اظهر حبك لرياضيي الأولمبياد الخاص بإرتدائك سوار #الألعاب_العالمية_أبوظبي. حصريًا للبيع في محطات خدمة أدنوك في جميع أنحاء الإمارات. ⠀ ⠀ #كلنا_معا #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019 #BeUnified #MeetTheDetermined #AbuDhabi2019

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#Repost @rakprotocol ・・・ تحت رعاية سمو الشيخ محمد بن سعود بن صقر القاسمي ولي عهد رأس الخيمة. ؛ ‎ندعوكم للمشاركة في فعالية #نمشي_معاً مع الرياضيين و مجموعة من أصحاب الهمم في جبل جيس. يوم الجمعة الموافق 15 فبراير 2019, في تمام الساعه 4:30 مساءاً. ‎تستضيف #المدينة_المضيفة_رأس_ الخيمة المبادرة دعماً للأولمبياد الخاص #نمشي_معاً الالعاب العالمية 2019. انضم إلينا ‎#نمشي_معاً ‎#الإمارات_تستضيف_العالم ‎#المدينة_المضيفة_رأس الخيمة Join us to participate in the @worldgamesad of #walkunified event with the Athletes and people of Determination at Jebel Jais on Friday, February 15th at 4:30 PM, #hosttownrak will host the initiative in support of the Special Olympics World Games 2019. #beunified #WalkUnified #UAEHostsTheWorld #HostTownRak @worldgamesad @mocduae

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#Repost @desert_shield_team ・・・ With his excellency @alawani and Joe de sena CEO and founder of @spartan and the @spartanarabia team today at @abudhabisc exchanging ideas about the future of OCR races in Abu dhabi, UAE 🇦🇪💡 🏝️ 🏟️ . . @spartanrace @worldgamesad . . . #spartan #spartanrace #spartanarabia #abudhabi #abudhabisc #spartanup #spartanbeast #abudhabi #inabudhabi #visitabudhabi #uae #uaeso #worldgamesad #beunified

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We are happy to announce the achievement of over 20,000 registered volunteers for the World Games. This marks a major milestone for the #UAE as it is the largest number of volunteers to participate in an event! Volunteer registration is now closed but please stay tuned for information on how to attend the Special Olympics World Games. See you at the Games! #MeetTheDetermined⁣ #BeUnified ⁣ سعداء للغاية لوصولنا للعدد المطلوب من المتطوعين - 20,000 متطوع للألعاب العالمية! يمثل وصولنا لهذا العدد من المتطوعين إنجازًا لدولتنا الحبيبة كونه أكبر عدد من المتطوعين يشارك في حدث عالمي كالأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019. ⁣ باب التسجيل للمتطوعين أغلق، ترقبوا كيفية حضور الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية. نلقاكم في الألعاب! ⁣ ⁣ #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم

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Can you spot the @WorldGamesAD wristband on @Franciscus? We are grateful for his support.⁣ ⁣ @UAESO Athlete, Chaica Al Qassemi, met with Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, during his historic visit to Abu Dhabi. Chaica received words of encouragement ahead of the Special Olympics World Games, which will take place in less than two months. The Pope’s visit has deepened the values of #tolerance and understanding in the #UAE and beyond. In just 36 days, @WorldGamesAD will be another occasion to show that #tolerance is about accepting and embracing differences.⁣ ⁣ #YearOfTolerance #AbuDhabi2019 #BeUnified #PopeFrancisInUAE #HumanFraternityMeeting #Inclusion @HumanFraternity⁣ ⁣ لاحظتوا باند الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي؟ جزيل الشكر لبابا فرنسيس على دعمه للأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي بإرتداءه باند الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ التقت رياضية الأولمبياد الخاص الإماراتي، شيخة القاسمي بالبابا فرنسيس، بابا الكنيسة الكاثوليكية. حيث تمنى لها التوفيق في الأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية التي ستقام في مارس القادم. ⁣ ترسخ زيارة البابا التاريخية للإمارات العربية المتحدة قيم التسامح والتفاهم والحوار بين الأديان. بعد 36 يومًا فقط، ستكون الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي حدثًا آخر يرسخ معنى التسامح من خلال التضامن و تقبل الآخر. ⁣ #عام_التسامح #أبوظبي2019 #كلنا_معا #البابا_فرنسيس_في_الإمارات

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Repost from @rakprotocol - ‎ندعوكم للمشاركة في فعالية #نمشي_معاً مع طلاب المدارس وأولياء أمورهم ومجموعة من أصحاب الهمم. يوم الخميس الموافق 7 فبراير في تمام الساعة 8:30 صباحاً في كورنيش القواسم. وانضم إلى #المدينة_المضيفة_رأس_الخيمة وكن جزءاً من الحدث. ‎#كلنا_معاً ‎#نمشي_معاً ‎#الإمارات_تستضيف_العالم ‎#المدينة_المضيفة_رأس_الخيمة We invite you to participate in @worldgamesad #WalkUnified initiative with school students and their parents and a group of determination. On Thursday, February 7th at 8:30 AM in Al Qawasim Corniche. Join #HostTownRAK and become a part of the event. #Beunified #WalkUnified #UAEHostsTheWorld #HostTownRAK @worldgamesad @mocduae

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Next week, @WorldGamesAD ambassador @TeamAngelWolf, will embark on a seven-day triathlon across all seven Emirates with his son, Rio.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #TriWithRio aims to emphasize the abilities of #PeopleOfDetermination in the lead-up to the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, highlighting #UAEHostsTheWorld and the Torch Run through all the Emirates whilst championing the inclusion movement. Members of the community are invited to join along the route! Follow @TeamAngelWolf to learn more.⁣⁣ ⁣ ⁣ من الأسبوع القادم سيبدأ سفير #الألعاب_العالمية_أبوظبي، فريق أنجل وولف السباق الثلاثي( ترايثلون) في جميع الإمارات السبع مع ابنه ريو لمدة 7 أيام. ⁣ يهدف هذا البرنامج إلى التركيز على قدرات أصحاب الهمم استعدادًا للأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية أبوظبي 2019 مما يسلط الضوء على #الإمارات_تستضيف_العالم و شعلة الأمل في جميع أنحاء الإمارات. الجميع مدعوون للانضمام! تابع فريق #أنجل_وولف لمعرفة المزيد.

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H.H. @mohamedbinzayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Head of the Catholic Church, Pope @Franciscus, and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Dr. Ahmed el-Tayyab, have all signed this @SpecialOlympics ball to celebrate Abu Dhabi hosting the Special Olympics World Games in March. ⠀ ⠀ #YearOfTolerance #AbuDhabi2019 #BeUnified #PopeFrancisInUAE #HumanFraternityMeeting #Inclusion @humanfraternity 🕊 وقع صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن زايد ولي عهد أبوظبي ونائب القائد الأعلى للقوات المسلحة ورئيس المجلس التنفيذي لإمارة أبوظبي والبابا فرنسيس، بابا الكنيسة الكاثوليكية وفضيلة الشيخ الإمام الأكبر الدكتور أحمد الطيب، شيخ الأزهر على كرة الأولمبياد الخاص بمناسبة استضافة أبوظبي للأولمبياد الخاص الألعاب العالمية في مارس. #عام_التسامح #كلنا_معا #ها_هم_أصحاب_الهمم #أبوظبي2019