Athletes wave to the crowds at Adnec during the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi on Saturday night. Chris Whiteoak / The National Athletes wave to the crowds during the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics. With fireworks and celebrations, the Special Olympics opens in Abu Dhabi. “What’s so special to us about the Special Olympics is that it doesn’t end with the games next week. And we all said yes.”The Games precede next year’s Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, mark 50 years since launch of the Special Olympics and are being held in the Year of Zayed.
Source: The North Africa Journal March 17, 2018 16:32 UTC