We always feel thrilled by the accomplishments of our Lebanese people, yet we are never surprised. They are always succeeding in occupying the top lists since forever, feeding further our pride in our fellow nationals. The ongoing world competition in Dubai is one of these pride-feeding times when our nation is toasting and cheering out loud for our achievers.
The Special Olympics World Games is a global sports event held for the first time in the Middle East and is dedicated to people with intellectual disabilities.
This Special event kicked off on Thursday the 14th with a grand opening ceremony at the Zayed Sports City. 7,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities are participating, representing more than 190 nations.
— Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 (@WorldGamesAD) March 14, 2019
The grand opening included many featuring performances from global superstars, including Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne, and Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi of the 2017 hit song “Despacito.”
The Special Olympics World Games will host 24 Olympic sports’ competitions over a period of seven days and across nine venues in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Our team works tirelessly to ensure Lebanese people have a reliable alternative to the politically-backed media outlets with their heavily-funded and dangerous propaganda machines. We've been detained, faced nonstop cyber attacks, censorship, attempted kidnapping, physical intimidation, and frivolous lawsuits draining our resources. Financial support from our readers keeps us fighting on your behalf. If you are financially able, please consider supporting The961's work. Support The961. Make a contribution now.