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Middle East-North Africa stories

These are stories of Special Olympics people and events throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

November 24, 2012

Significant visit by the Regional President to Kuwait to attend a press conference, to support the Journey of Hope

Journey of Hope Regional President to Support Journey of Hope Social Significant visit by the Regional President to Kuwait to attend a press conference, to support the Journey of Hope Important and fruitful visit to Kuwait carried out by Regional President Engineer Ayman Abdul Wahab, to attend a

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November 24, 2012

Four Countries Compete for SOMENA Regional Volleyball Cup in Al Ain

Social Four Countries Compete for SOMENA Regional Volleyball Cup in Al Ain The SOMENA Regional Volleyball Cup came to an end after an intense competition among the national teams of four countries of the region Under the auspice of H.H. Sheikha Rawda Bent Zayed Al Nahayan, the championship was h

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November 16, 2012

Floor Hockey Head Coaches’ Training Course in Doha Eight Countries Participate

Social Floor Hockey Head Coaches’ Training Course in Doha Eight Countries Participate Under the supervision of SOMENA , SO Qatar held a training course in the capital city of Doha, to qualify floor hockey head coaches In the presence of SO Qatar’s Executive Manager, Amir Al Mola, the course was

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October 24, 2012

1600 Athletes Screened during Regional Healthy Athletes Conference in Cairo

Cairo's Healthy Athletes! 1600 Egyptian Athletes Screened Social 1600 Athletes Screened during Regional Healthy Athletes Conference in Cairo Achieving a great success, the Regional Healthy Athletes Conference concluded its activities in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. Doctors and health care prov

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September 29, 2012

Prominent Results & Recommendations by SOMENA Regional Advisory Council Meetings in Cairo

Serious discussions involving issues of prime concern for the region were conducted by members of the council during the opening session, which also included a moment of remembrance to pay tribute to HRH the late Princess Lalla Amina former President of SO Morocco and the Regional Advisory Council. 

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September 22, 2012

SOMENA Programs Launch Major Celebrations Marking Special Olympics Founder’s Third Departure Anniversary

Social SOMENA Programs Launch Major Celebrations Marking Special Olympics Founder’s Third Departure Anniversary The third departure anniversary of Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Founder of the Special Olympics movement, triggered major celebrations in a number of SOMENA programs on the “Eunice Ken

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September 22, 2012

A Day To Remember

The American University in Cairo and SO Egypt jointly held a fabulous sports day in commemoration of the memory of Special Olympics founder late Eunice Kennedy Shriver at the university campus.

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September 11, 2012

Regional Volleyball Cup in Al Ain

The SOMENA Regional Volleyball Cup came to an end after an intense competition among the national teams of four countries of the region.

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August 31, 2012

Farewell to HRH Lalla Amin

Social Farewell to HRH Lalla Amin It is with great sorrow and sadness that the SOMENA region mourns one of its finest leaders of all times. HRH Princess Lalla Amina, Chairwoman of Special Olympics Morocco and member of the SO International Advisory Committee passed away on August 16th 2012, as a

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August 26, 2012

Sensational Opening Ceremony Signals SO Regional Table Tennis Tournament Take-off in Beirut

Lebanon Bids for Games Opening ceremony signals SO Regional Table Tennis Tournament in Beirut SO Regional Table Tennis Tournament in Lebanon Social Sensational Opening Ceremony Signals SO Regional Table Tennis Tournament Take-off in Beirut In the Lebanese capital beirut, the SO Regional Table Tenni

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August 10, 2012

Breakfast Banquet at Smart Village Honors SO Egypt’s Athletes

Celebrating Ramadan in Cairo SO Egypt Celebrates Ramadan Social Breakfast Banquet at Smart Village Honors SO Egypt’s Athletes In a wonderful Ramadan Eve at the Smart Village lagoon, SO Egypt held a fabulous breakfast banquet to honor its athletes and their families. 2012-08-10 Big Feast

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July 31, 2012

El-Araby: How Special Olympics turned my life around

The youngest of 7 siblings El-Araby had realized at an early age that he was different. He was slower to grasp things and reach milestones than his sisters before him. As the years went by slowly and painfully the truth dawned upon him and his family.

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July 31, 2012

From Fierce Determination, An Unlikely Swimmer Becomes a Champion

Ten-year-old Saudi swimmer, Abdel-Rahman Hassan Al-Hemdan, accomplished an unprecedented achievement for his country when he claimed two gold medals at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Shanghai. Despite being half-paralyzed, he swam as gracefully as a dolphin. 

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July 31, 2012

Against the Odds, Team Iraq Won Gold

Though the athletes on Iraq’s five-aside soccer team were eager to compete in the World Games in China, their sports training had fallen behind. That’s because there were no safe places for them to practice in Iraq.

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July 14, 2012

SO Bahrain: “Special Olympics… in support of our SO athletes!”

Social SO Bahrain: “Special Olympics… in support of our SO athletes!” Targeting volunteers, Special Olympics Bahrain held a conference, entitled “Special Olympics… in support of our SO athletes!”. The aim is to introduce 60 university students, from different specialties to SO mission and SOB br

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May 15, 2012

SO Advisory Council Meetings & Elections in Doha

SO Advisory Council Meetings & Elections in Doha

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May 06, 2012

Great Success for First SO Regional Handball Cup in Algeria

Handball Cup in Algeria First SO Regional Handball Cup held in Algeria First SO Regional Handball Cup held in Algeria Social Great Success for First SO Regional Handball Cup in Algeria The first SO Regional Handball Cup was held in Algeria over 4 days from May 6th – 10th, 2012. National teams of T

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May 03, 2012

SO Advisory Council Meetings & Elections in Doha

Qatar's Advisory Meeting Advisory Meeting held in Doha Social SO Advisory Council Meetings & Elections in Doha The Qatari capital of Doha hosted the meetings and elections of the Special Olympics Advisory Council that were held from May 3 – 7, 2012 Opened by Regional President, Ayman Abdel Wa

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January 18, 2012

National Games in Celebration of Silver Jubilee in Jordan

In celebration of its Silver Jubilee, SO Jordan held its 11th national games under the patronage of HRH Prince Ra’ad Bin Hamoud, President of SO Jordan and in collaboration with the Japanese aid agency JAICA.

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January 18, 2012

National Games in Mauritania

Marking the 51st  Independence Day in Mauritania, the SO Mauritania held its fourth National Games in Nouakchott.

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January 14, 2012

Nine Countries in Regional Weight Lifting Tournament in Lebanon

Social Nine Countries in Regional Weight Lifting Tournament in Lebanon Under the supervision of the Lebanese Youth & Sports Minister Faisal Karamy, Special Olympics Lebanon hosted the Regional Weight Lifting Tournament for the MENA region from January 14-17, 2012 Nine SOMENA states took part

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December 14, 2011

A Unified Day of Sport

Sponsored by Mattel Childrens Foundation, 110 athletes and partners with and without intellectual disabilities, aged between 12 and 21 years old, gathered at “Assass Sport Court” in Lebanon to compete in football, basketball and bocce.

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November 03, 2011

My Daughter, My Teacher

 

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September 28, 2011

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day Celebrated by SOMENA

SocialEunice Kennedy Shriver Day Celebrated by SOMENA  Paying tribute to the founder of the SO movement, SOMENA’s regional countries celebrated the annual Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, which was created to honor the late SO top figure, her life and prominent

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September 22, 2011

SOMENA Meetings Held in Beirut

Regional President & Managing Director Ayman Abdel Wahab of SOMENA chaired the region’s meetings in the Lebanese capital of Beirut recently.
Members of SOMENA’s regional office attended the meeting along with Mira Morsy representing the Region’s Families’ Committee.

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