• Kevin Negandhi to Host Coverage, including Live Opening Ceremony from Zayed Sports City Stadium and Nightly Programs Throughout the 2019 World Games
  • Robin Roberts LIVE in Abu Dhabi; Stories on Good Morning America Thursday, March 14 and 15
  • Nightly 2019 Special Olympics World Games Program to Bring Viewers Stories, Competition Coverage, Interviews and More Throughout the Games
  • Coverage also Includes: More LIVE Daily Streaming Competition Coverage than ever on ESPN3; Extensive News, Video and Information on ESPN.com, ESPN App; Vignette Series Highlighting Athlete Stories

 

ESPN’s coverage of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi will begin Thursday, March 14, with a live three-hour special ESPNEWS, capturing the inspiration, pageantry, performances and special guests of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi Opening CeremonyKevin Negandhi will host ESPN’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony, as well as its nightly studio programming throughout the Games.

ESPN’s coverage of World Games will also include more live coverage of competition than ever before. Working with host broadcaster Abu Dhabi Media, ESPN3 will feature multiple live feeds each day throughout the Games, delivering more than 175 hours of live coverageacross venues and competitions including Track & Field, Swimming, Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Sailing/Kayaking, Equestrian, Powerlifting and more.

SCHEDULE:  2019 SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES ABU DHABI

Day/Date Program Time (ET) Network
Thu, Mar 14 2019 Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony 11 a.m. ESPNNEWS
Fri, Mar 15 LIVE Event Coverage from multiple sports & venues 2 a.m. – Noon ESPN3
Sat, Mar 16 2019 Special Olympics World Games 1:30 a.m. ESPNNEWS
LIVE Event Coverage from multiple sports & venues 1 a.m. – Noon ESPN3
Sun, Mar 17 LIVE Event Coverage from multiple sports & venues 12 – 10 a.m. ESPN3
2019 Special Olympics World Games 2 p.m. ABC
Mon, Mar 18 LIVE Event Coverage from multiple sports & venues 12 – 11 a.m. ESPN3
2019 Special Olympics World Games 12 a.m. ESPN2
Tue, Mar 19 LIVE Event Coverage from multiple sports & venues 12 – 11 a.m. ESPN3
2019 Special Olympics World Games 1 a.m. ESPN2
Wed, Mar 20 LIVE Event Coverage from multiple sports & venues 12 – 10:30 a.m. ESPN3
2019 Special Olympics World Games 1 a.m. ESPN2
Thu, Mar 21 2019 Special Olympics World Games 12 a.m. ESPN2
Fri, Mar 22 2019 Special Olympics World Games 12 a.m. ESPN2
Sat, Mar 30 Best of Special Olympics World Games 3 p.m. ABC

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