NYU Abu Dhabi announced as official venue for Special Olympics World Summer Games 2019

ABU DHABI, 14th November, 2017 (WAM) -- New York University Abu Dhabi, NYUAD, today unveiled the facilities that will be used for the Athletics and Power Lifting events during the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games set to take place in Abu Dhabi from March 14th to 21st, 2019, as well as the athletics, power lifting, and swimming events at the 2018 MENA Special Olympics Games scheduled to take place in March 2018.

Representatives from both NYUAD and the Special Olympics were present at the campus gymnasium for the ceremony that celebrated the university’s role as a future venue for the 2018 and 2019 editions of the games.

Speakers remarked on the university’s pride in its sports facilities as well as the significance of the diverse and multicultural character of NYUAD.

With more than 120 countries set to be represented among the athletes that will arrive in Abu Dhabi for the 2019 edition of the games, a call for volunteers went out to NYUAD’s diverse student population, comprising over 115 nationalities.


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