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World Games

Special Olympics Nigeria has participated in 5 World Games competitions. Its World Games debut was in 2003 at the Summer World Games Dublin, Ireland. Since then, she has attended the 2007 Summer World Games Shanghai, China, 2011 Summer World Games Athens, Greece, 2013 World Winter Games, PyeongChang, South Korea, 2015 World Summer Games Los Angeles, USA, 2017 World Winter Games Austria and 2019 World Summer Games Abu Dhabi. Special Olympics Nigeria’s athletes continue to make the nation proud at these competitions. At the 2011 Summer World Games Athens, Greece, they returned home with a medal haul of 49 medals in gold, silver and bronze.

2017

Special Olympics World Winter Games, Austria

2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, Austria

Special Olympics Nigeria competed for the second time at a Winter Games with 22 athletes, and won 12 gold and 10 silver medals. The Games took place at Graz and Schladming, Austria from March 14th through March 25th, 2017.

The Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Winter Games, displayed a great experience as the 107 delegations marched into the Planaistadium, the Special Olympics flag, oath and the "Flame of Hope" are just a few highlights of this special event. International stars Helene Fischer and Jason Mraz performed at the event.

2019

Special Olympics World Summer Games, Abu Dhabi

2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games, Abu Dhabi

Special Olympics Nigeria attended the Games with a 84-man delegeation comprising of athletes, unified partners, coaches, caregivers and a medical professional. The team recorded 63 medals (32 gold, 21 silver, and 10 and bronze) including a gold medal from the Unified Volleyball team which made their international debut. Victor Chisom Umeh, a Unifieid Football athlete was chosen to be among the torch bearers for the Opening Ceremony of the Games.

The Games  - the first to take place in Middle East - took place on the14th -21st March 2019 and had 7,500 athletes from 190 countries participate.

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