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In Case you Haven't Heard, the First-Ever Pan-African Special Olympics has Just Started in Cairo

The first Pan-African Special Olympics started in Cairo on 23rd January.

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For the very first time, ever, like we can't believe more people haven't heard of this, the Pan-African Regional Special Olympics have launched in Cairo. Under the auspice of President Sisi, this crucial event runs until January 31st and brings together 800 athletes from 42 countries across MENA and Africa, making this the first time the two regions have co-hosted a Special Olympics event.

In an effort to achieve more equal gender representation in the Special Olympics, the female-to-male ratio is 50:50, which marks the first time in special olympics history that such an equal ratio has been enforced. According to their website, this competition aims to “engage key influencers and engage and communities to help create positive attitudes and bring about permanent change towards the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities throughout the continent of Africa.” And if you haven't heard of any of this before, well, you have now.

This event has the potential to serve as a pivotal moment for inclusion of athletes with disabilities and gender representation in the region. Hopefully, these games will lead to further opportunities for these talented athletes.

Todays Events
 Kitchen Crowd / Ahmed Eid @ Cjc 610
Date: 2/20/2020
Time: 10:30pm - 3:00am
Venue: Cairo Jazz Club 610
Kollectiv Ft. COLYN  @ Unicorn Garden
Date: 2/20/2020
Time: 10:00pm - 4:00am
Venue: Unicorn Garden
Date: 2/20/2020
Time: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: Zed Towers
SYNC workshops @ The Greek Campus
Date: 2/20/2020
Time: 6:00pm -
Venue: The Greek Campus
All Dat Djunk Ft. Djunkie @ The Tap Maadi
Date: 2/20/2020
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap Maadi
Karaoke Night @ Room New Cairo
Date: 2/20/2020
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Venue: The Spot
Armen V @ The Tap East
Date: 2/20/2020
Time: 10:00pm - 3:00am
Venue: The Tap East
Adham Badtawi @ Picasso Ar Gallery
Date: 2/20/2020
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Picasso Art Gallery