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Senegal sends its largest team to compete in Special Olympics

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Alcaly Diouf with his horse Niagara at the stables in Senegal before compteing in the special Olympics 2019 in UAE
Alcaly Diouf with his horse Niagara at the stables in Senegal before compteing in the special Olympics 2019 in UAE Rfi / Emmanuelle Landais

A delegation of disabled Senegalese athletes is in Abu Dhabi to participate in the Special Olympic Games which continue until March 21st.This will be their 4th participation in these Summer Olympic Games which take place every 4 years.In 2015, there were 9 Senegalese athletes. This year, almost 30 athletes will be representing Senegal in five disciplines: table tennis, athletics, seven-a-side football,  swimming, and for the first time, show-jumping.Emmanuelle Landais reports from Dakar.Click the 'play' button above to listen.

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