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Kuwait to participate in Special Olympics

By Abdellatif Sharaa

KUWAIT: Kuwait Special Olympics will participate in the Special Olympics World Games 2023 which will be held in Berlin from June 12th until 25th. National Director of Kuwait Special Olympics Rihab Buresli said Kuwait will participate with 35 players (with disability) and others without disability as an implementation of the sports integration requirements, which the sustainable development goals urge.

She said Kuwait Special Olympics will compete in 10 games: athletics, swimming, bocce, bicycling, bowling, basketball, judo, badminton, weight lifting and equestrian. Kuwait Special Olympics began its preparations for the games three months ago. Players were selected through local tournaments that were organized by the Special Olympics in addition to tournaments of clubs, establishments NGOs and schools.

Meanwhile, sports federations recommended those who do not have disabilities. The games, patronized by Germany’s President, will see 7000 mentally disabled athletes compete in 26 games. Buresli appreciated the support of Kuwait participation in the Berlin World Games.

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