'I am very delighted to learn that Khalil was the first Pakistani who has qualified for Olympics
and I deeply congratulate him for this valuable success," he said.
Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and over 17,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.
Diaz clinched silver in weightlifting in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
ahead of her Asian Games gold in Jakarta last year.
Atkinson, a native of Colorado, extends her message of inclusivity every opportunity she has, which is a primary reason she was recently selected as a Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger (IGM) for Special Olympics
. Of the more than five million Special Olympics
athletes worldwide, Atkinson is one of just 10 with this esteemed title and job.
Earlier in the day, Etihad invited a group of volunteers from Special Olympics
Ireland to a breakfast and special tour of the airline's training facilities to thank them for their support and to wish the team well.
Fans and athletes can look forward to seeing a whole host of famous faces at Special Olympics
World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
The winners will receive the right to participate in the World Robot Olympics
to be held in Thailand Nov.
Under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Special Olympics
World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is an integral part of a series of planned initiatives to expand opportunities for people of determination in line with Abu Dhabi and the UAE's shared vision of a unified and inclusive society.
But the pride of Zamboanga, silver medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics
, said she's not promising anything if and when she competes in Tokyo.
The mission of Special Olympics
is to provide year-round sports, training and athletic competition giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics
athletes, and the community.
Sultan Azam Taimori, the police Olympics
have been launched.
Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Farrukh Rashid, SSP Security Jamil Ahmed Hashmi, SP City Zubair Ahmed Sheikh, SP Headquarters Sumera Azam and other police officials attended the ceremony.Nasir Mehmood Satti, addressing the participants, said that sports activities were among the top priorities of Islamabad IG Sultan Azam Temuri and on his special orders, the police Olympics