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Isle of Man

Founded in 1985 Special Olympics Isle of Man is proud to be a part of the Special Olympics family, helping men, women and children with intellectual disabilities through sport. Some people think that Special Olympics involves just a few days of games once or twice a year. In reality, the training never stops and is as important as the competition itself. Special Olympics Isle of Man offers a lifetime of learning through sport, and benefits individuals on the island of all ages and ability level, from those with low motor abilities to highly skilled athletes.
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Special Olympics Isle of Man currently offers a range of individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities. It provides year-round coaching and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with special needs, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. These athletes are supported by a highly trained and committed team of coaches and volunteers who give their time to help out at sporting and fundraising events.

Special Olympics Isle of Man runs a programme so that every person with a learning disability on the island has the opportunity, in their local community, to participate in high quality sport and development activities that bring life-changing experiences of increased skills, self-confidence and joy.

Isle of Man

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Glen Vine, Isle of Man

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  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.

    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.
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