NMC Health has thrown its support behind the Special Olympics World Games which takes place in Abu Dhabi from March 14-21.
The UAE’s leading healthcare provider has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Local Organizing Committee of the international event, which welcomes athletes with intellectual disabilities.
As part of the agreement, NMC will provide health check-ups for athletes at the World Games, with more than 7,500 athletes from 192 countries expected to take part.
Prasanth Manghat, NMC’s CEO and executive director, spoke of NMC’s support for both the sporting and humanitarian aspects of the World Games.
NMC is honored to be a healthcare partner to the Special Olympics World Games 2019 to be held at Abu Dhabi. The Special Olympics is the world’s largest humanitarian sporting event and a profound global movement. #NMC #Healthcare #Health #Sponsor #Event #SpecialOlympics #AbuDhabi pic.twitter.com/WU0k0qYyHO
— NMC Healthcare (@NMCHealthcare) February 20, 2019
NMC’s commitment to empowering people of determination coincides with the aims of the Special Olympics, which seeks to encourage athletes with intellectual disabilities.
The World Games is the biggest Special Olympics event, held every two years and alternating between winter and summer editions.
The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will kick off in front of 40,000 spectators at Zayed Sports City on March 14. There’ll also be millions of people watching throughout the world, all with their eyes on Abu Dhabi.
— Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 (@WorldGamesAD) February 21, 2019
The 2019 World Games are the first to be held in the Middle East, and will take place in various locations across Abu Dhabi. The Zayed Sports City Stadium will host the opening and closing ceremonies.
Tickets to see any of the 24 sports represented at the World Games are free.