10th March 2019
Abu Dhabi World Games 14-21 March 2019
For the 2019 World Games, #TeamSOGB have a delegation of 128 athletes (125 Special Olympics GB athletes and 3 unified partners) to the #AbuDhabi2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games taking part in 17 sports. They are part of around 7,000 other athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the globe. The 15th Special Olympics World Summer Games will be take place from 14th – 21st March 2019. Special Olympics GB are one of 170 countries taking part.
To keep up to date and to follow the coverage of #TeamSOGB, please follow SOGB on the following channels:
We are deligthed to have a ITV crew out in Abu Dhabi to focus on the Special Olympics Great Britian throughout the World Games.
This Friday, 15/3/18, between 18.00-18.30pm acorss all ITV regional news, there will be a preview piece shown focusing upon the build up and the first few days of #TeamSOGB out in the UAE.
BBC reporters are also joining #TeamSOGB for the duration of the World Games. We will share the full details of where these reports will be shown shortly. However, tomorrow, 13/3/19 BBC Breakfast will be showing some of their lead up coverage to the Games, focusing upon many of our athletes and coaches before they flew out, this should run 50 minutes past the hour!
ESPN Player will bring fans across Europe, Middle East and Africa (excluding UAE) exclusive live and on-demand coverage of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi, completely free and with no registration required.
The event begins on Thursday, March 14, with an opening ceremony headlined by Canadian pop superstar Avril Lavigne, and continues through to Friday, March 22.
Fans will simply need to visit ESPNPlayer.com, or download ESPN Player on their mobile or tablet, to watch the action, where they will be able to choose from live or catch-up streams, from events totalling more than 175 hours of coverage.
ESPN BT Sport is also set to air highlights shows each day during the games.
Sat 16 March: 15:00 Special Olympics Abu Dhabi 2019 - Episode 1
Sun 17 March: 21:30 Special Olympics Abu Dhabi 2019 - Episode 2
Mon 18 March: 16:00 Special Olympics Abu Dhabi 2019 - Episode 3
Tue 19 March: 20:00 Special Olympics Abu Dhabi 2019 - Episode 4
Wed 20 March: 17:00 Special Olympics Abu Dhabi 2019 - Episode 5
Thu 21 March: 15:00 Special Olympics Abu Dhabi 2019 - Episode 6
Fri 22 March: 15:00 Special Olympics Abu Dhabi 2019 - Episode 7
ESPN is proud of its relationship with Special Olympics, which spans more than 32 years. Over the past five years, ESPN has continued to deepen its relationship with the Special Olympics movement.
ESPN served as the Official Broadcaster for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle as well as the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics in Chicago.
This year ESPN is the Official Media Partner of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games Abu Dhabi.
More details on additional TV coverage and live feeds will be shared here shortly.
Also you can download the World Games App - World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.