Abu Dhabi, Mar. 15 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa’s attendance of the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 represents a great royal support for sisterly UAE in hosting and organising such a mega international event, HM the King’s Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport, HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, said.
In a statement marking the opening of the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, HH Shaikh Nasser stressed that HM the King’s keenness to support athletes with determination, noting that the world event is an opportunity to confirm HM King Hamad’s support for the UAE’s initiative aimed at achieving the interests of these athletes, including the hosting of such a mega sports gathering which is a platform to shed light on their achievements and outstanding capabilities in various games.
HH Shaikh Nasser pointed out that the attendance of HM the King and the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HH Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, has brought the event under world spotlight, and would be an opportunity for athletes with special needs to showcase their distinction and outstanding skills.
The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is part of the UAE’s efforts to harness sports to serve its humanitarian goals.