Game of Thrones Actor Surprises Special Olympics Athletes for Second Day in a Row

Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who plays Gregor ‘The Mountain’ Clegane’ in the HBO series, Game of Thrones, surprised athletes at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 for the second day in a row, today. 


Björnsson, who is also currently the World's Strongest Man and a former professional basketball player, visited the athletes at ADNEC yesterday before heading over to Dubai Police Stadium this afternoon to cheer on the Special Olympics Iceland team in the athletics competitions. 


During his visit, he commented on his fondness of the UAE and how much he’s enjoyed visiting the Games: “The values and culture here are beautiful and the people are very nice.


Having spent time with athletes at both ADNEC and Dubai Police Stadium over the last two days, he said: “I’m really enjoying my time here at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, it’s good to be here. I came here to see the Icelandic team and cheer on my townspeople. Special Olympics is fantastic and I’ve really enjoyed myself. These people inspire me to be better.”

Sharan Sunner