2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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15th Special Olympics World Summer Games
2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games Logo.jpg
Host city Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Nations participating 170 (expected)
Athletes participating 7,000 (expected)
Events 29
Opening ceremony March 14
Closing ceremony March 21
Main venue Zayed Sports City Stadium
Website Official website

The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games are a multi-sport event for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the tradition of the Special Olympics movement. They will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates From March 14–21, 2019.[1]

Host Selection[edit]

There were three finalists chosen from the countries who have submitted bids to host Games: Australia, Germany, and South Africa.[2] However, all three countries have withdrawn their bids as of April 2015. In November 2016 was announced that the Emirate of Abu Dhabi would host the 2019 Summer Games.This will be the first time in history that the Special Olympics Games will be held in the Middle East / North Africa Region.The choose is Reflecting the global growth of the event. Due to the region's ostensible climate, the Games will be held during the local winter. The games will be held between 14–21 March.[3]

Logo and branding[edit]

The Logo Was Unveiled on March 25, 2017 during the handover part at the Closing Ceremony of 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz, Austria. The logo was project at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The logo is inspired by a Palm frond weaving leaves (Khoos) and in the middle is the Special Olympics symbol in a red circle.[4]

Sponsors[edit]

Sponsors of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games [5]
Sponsors

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