The 2019 Special Olympics will be taking place in a few weeks, from 14 until 21 March, in Abu Dhabi, which is located in the United Arab Emirates. Joining us on the couch to discuss it is Special Olympics South Africa CEO Ancilla Smith and one of South Africa’s athletes that will be participating at the 2019 Special Olympics Mesuli Ncunyana, who will be participating as a Golfer.
There has been a campaign that was started called #BackOurTeam in order for South Africans to help with the sponsoring of the athletes, and get behind them. There have been a number of big name celebrities who also gone on to show their support of campaign, such as Loyiso Bala, Kim Jayde, and AKA amongst many others.
The Special Olympics never seems to get as much attention as it deserves, as South Africa has had many athletes who have participated and done us proud over the years, and one such athlete is Mesuli Ncunyana, who is a former gold medallists, and participant this year. His family has even shared that the Special Olympics has helped to play a large role in his life, helping him to regain his confidence in every aspect of his life, such as at home, school and in sports.
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