Special Olympics

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Special Olympics Confirms Missing Athletes Have Been Found

Special Olympics confirm their athletes boarded an alternate bus and have been found.

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Special Olympians Receive Free Screenings, Glasses For Vision Problems

Nearly 1,000 Special Olympics athletes will leave this week’s World Games in Los Angeles with more than medals and memories.


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$25M Gift To Special Olympics Largest Private Donation In Organization’s History

The donation comes from the philanthropic foundation of Thomas Golisano, the founder and chairman of Paychex Inc. The Rochester, New York-based company is a payroll processor and human resources services provider.


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Special Olympic Games Kick Off In LA

The First Lady said the athletes were an example to the millions of people watching the event on television.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/26/2015


Star-Studded Opening Ceremony For LA’s 2015 Special Olympics

The games kick off Saturday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum with a rousing opening ceremony featuring music, inspirational messages and lots of celebrity appearances.


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Special Olympics Team Trains With Help From Calabasas High School Athletes

Athletes in town for the Special Olympics World Games are meeting local sports enthusiasts for help training.


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Southern California Communities Welcome 7,000 Special Olympics Athletes

Many of the 100 Southern California communities hosting Special Olympic athletes from around the globe held welcoming events Wednesday night for their welcomed guests.


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Special Olympics Athletes Sleeping On Floors, Fighting Over Food After Arrival In LA

Athletes and coaches in town for the Special Olympics faced some travel hiccups upon their arrival Wednesday.


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Athletes From All Over The World Arrive For The Special Olympics World Games

Special Olympics athletes from all over the world arrived at Loyola Marymount University Tuesday to officially sign in for the World Games.


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Thousands Of Athletes Prepare For Special Olympics This Week

“It was probably a little on the small side,” Olympic icon Rafer Johnson, who welcomed those competitors in 1968, recalled recently with a chuckle, “but it had an unbelievable amount of enthusiasm.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/20/2015

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Special Needs Dancers Defy Odds To Perform At Special Olympic World Games

A group of local youths with Down Syndrome are looking forward to the opportunity of sharing their dancing talents after they were chosen to perform at the Special Olympic World Games.


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Council Halts City Funding Of Special Olympics For Budget Study

A decision to spend $250,000 of the city’s funds in support of the Special Olympics was reversed Wednesday by the City Council.



Special Olympian Helps Clippers Close Out Practice

14-year-old special Olympian Tairek was on hand to help the team wrap their practice with a big chant.


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30,000 Volunteers Sought As Special Olympics Come To LA For 1st Time

For the first time ever, Los Angeles will play host to the Special Olympics, after the games’ organization officially established a new headquarters in the Southland.


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Special Olympics OC Fall Regional Games To Be Held Oct. 25

Bill Shumard, CEO of Special Olympics in Southern California, stopped by KCAL9 Monday to talk about their upcoming events.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/06/2014