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|12 January, 2019

Mubadala Celebrates Special Olympics Cup at Dubai World Cup Carnival

- As a Pillar Partner of the Dubai World Cup, Mubadala has dedicated a race to the inspirational athletes of the Special Olympics UAE team to present the Special Olympics Cup to the winner

Abu Dhabi: Mubadala, in partnership with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 celebrated the ‘Special Olympics Cup’ at Dubai World Cup Carnival last night by dedicating a race to the inspirational athletes of the Special Olympics UAE team at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.

Abdulla Al Wahibi, Director of Sports at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 and Abdel Rahman Al Mazmi, Special Olympics UAE Equestrian Athlete presented the trophy to the winner of the ‘Special Olympics Cup’, Connor Beasley.

The Special Olympics UAE team also presented Special Olympics wristbands to the winners at Meydan racecourse, which read, 'Meet the Determined', referring to the athletes of determination who will be competing at the Games from 14 – 21 March.

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As the official partner of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, the initiative demonstrates Mubadala’s commitment to empower people of determination and foster the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sports.

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Press Contacts:
Rashed Alharmoodi, Head of External Corporate Relations
Mubadala Investment Company
M:  +971 55 7007431
Email: Ralharmoodi@mubadala.ae

About Mubadala Investment Company

Mubadala Investment Company actively manages a worldwide portfolio supporting the vision of a globally integrated and diversified economy, through sustainable returns to its shareholder, the Government of Abu Dhabi. In March 2018, Abu Dhabi Investment Council (ADIC) joined the Group.

Mubadala’s US $225 billion (AED 830 billion dirham) portfolio spans five continents with interests in aerospace, ICT, semiconductors, metals and mining, renewable energy, oil and gas, petrochemicals, utilities, healthcare, real estate, defense services, pharmaceuticals and medical technology, agribusiness and a global portfolio of financial holdings. Mubadala is a trusted partner, an engaged shareholder and a responsible global company that is committed to ethics and world-class standards.

For more information about Mubadala, please visit: www.mubadala.com

About Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE’s Armed Forces, Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 is an integral part of local, national and regional plans to expand opportunities for people of determination in line with Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s shared vision of a unified and inclusive society.

Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi will be the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world in 2019. From 14 – 21 March, over 7,500 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 192 countries will participate in 24 officially sanctioned Olympic-style sports in world-class venues throughout Abu Dhabi.‫ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‬The first ever Special Olympics World Games to be held in the Middle East and North Africa will also be the most unified Games in the 50-year history of the Special Olympics movement, with inclusion of people of determination with intellectual disabilities in every aspect of the event.

For more information on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit abuDhabi2019.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Contacts:
Seven Media
Sharan Sunner
sharansunner@sevenmedia.ae
00971 55 698 4327

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