About the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games was the world’s largest humanitarian and sporting event of 2019 and featured seven days of competition in 24 sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Equestrian, Golf, Gymnastics (Artistic and Rhythmic), Handball, Judo, Kayaking, Open Water Swimming, Powerlifting, Roller Skating, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, and Volleyball. More than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries competed, along with 2,500 coaches and 20,000 volunteers. These were the first Special Olympics World Games in the Middle East/North Africa region. In addition to sports competition, the 2019 World Games featured inspiring non-sports activities and programs, including Unified Sports experiences, free Healthy Athletes screenings, a Global Youth Summit, and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.