In the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, athletes will compete in 24 different individual and team sports.
Special Olympics celebrates all athletes with intellectual disabilities (ID), regardless of their level of ability. Special Olympics ensures good competition through a process called “Divisioning,” which segments athletes based on abilities rather than on disabilities. This way, athletes could compete with other athletes of similar abilities and age. Divisions always include at least three and a maximum of eight athletes.