Abu Dhabi’s ADNEC venue was proud to host the Special Olympics World Games 14-21 March, an event that drew 7,500 athletes from 200 nations. The athletes competed in 24 individual and team sports, and were backed up by 3,000 coaches.
As gold venue partner, the venue played host to 11 indoor categories – the highest number of all venues this year – including badminton, basketball, judo, table tennis and volleyball.
Tala Al Ramahi, Chief Strategy Officer of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, said: “When Abu Dhabi bid for the Special Olympics World Games, one of the first venues we wanted to use was ADNEC. The reason for this was obviously the world class facilities but also the leadership at ADNEC who believed in these Games and were willing to do anything it takes to make sure that these games were successful for everyone involved.”