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Special Olympics World Games 2019 begins in Abu Dhabi

The event has already made history by welcoming a record-breaking 200 nations at the Games. Of the 200 nations, 195 will compete in the Games and five will observe. 

Held in the West Asia for the first time, 7,500 athletes will take part in 24 Olympic-style sports over seven days. With the highest number of women taking part and the largest number of Unified teammates on board, the World Games will capture the attention of the globe.

More than 2,500 women will fly the flag for their nation, with almost half of them performing in athletics competitions. Saudi Arabia sending female athletes for the first time, with 14 women participating.

Hosts UAE is fielding its largest-ever squad of athletes at a World Games, followed by India and the United States.

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