Authorities sought the public’s help to locate a Special Olympics athlete who was last seen at the Delta ticketing counter at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday.
As the largest Special Olympics in history came to an end on Sunday, athletes and coaches did their part to thank LA as their host.
After more than a week of weightlifting, horseback riding, swimming, soccer matches and dozens of other competitions, 6,500 athletes from 165 countries braced themselves Sunday for perhaps the most emotional Special Olympics World Games event on their schedule — saying goodbye to a city that has embraced them.
Police on Sunday are asking for the public’s help in searching for a missing Special Olympics athlete from Albania.
Special Olympics confirm their athletes boarded an alternate bus and have been found.
Nearly 1,000 Special Olympics athletes will leave this week’s World Games in Los Angeles with more than medals and memories.
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.
The First Lady said the athletes were an example to the millions of people watching the event on television.
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.
Athletes in town for the Special Olympics World Games are meeting local sports enthusiasts for help training.
Many of the 100 Southern California communities hosting Special Olympic athletes from around the globe held welcoming events Wednesday night for their welcomed guests.
Athletes and coaches in town for the Special Olympics faced some travel hiccups upon their arrival Wednesday.
Special Olympics athletes from all over the world arrived at Loyola Marymount University Tuesday to officially sign in for the World Games.
“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.”
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.