Avril Lavigne to perform at Special Olympics opening ceremony

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Canadian superstar Avril Lavigne is set to take the stage at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi.

She'll be joined by Luis Fonsi, Paul Oakenfold, Tamer Hosny and Hussain Al Jassmi at Zayed Sports City Stadium on March 14.

Meanwhile, Didier Drogba, Michelle Kwan, Dikembe Mutombo, Vladimir Grbic and Apolo Ohno have been named as ambassadors for the games.

The event, which is being held for the first time in the Middle East, will see over 7,500 athletes from across 190 countries compete. 

On her instagram account, Lavigne expressed her excitement at performing at the "largest and most unified Special Olympics World Games ever held".

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