Every four years, Special Olympics conducts a World Summer Games that includes athletes from all international programs.
The 2019 Special Olympics World Games will be held in Abu Dhabi, one of seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates.
This event will showcase athletes competing in 24 sports in both traditional and Unified play.
While the Games will highlight competition, special events including Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athlete events and educational programs throughout the week, will create an experience of a lifetime for all athletes, families and volunteers in attendance. Special Olympics Minnesota received quota in athletics, bocce, bowling and swimming.