Special Olympics


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.


(credit: CBS)

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.


(credit: sosc.org/orangecounty)

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

(credit: sosc.org/orangecounty)

Special Olympics OC Spring Regional Games To Be Held May 10 In Irvine

David Armendariz, Director of Orange County Region for the Special Olympics and Debi Anderson, Special Olympics Spring Games athlete, stopped by KCAL9 Wednesday to discuss this year’s games.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/07/2014

(credit: CBS)

Special Needs Students Compete In Track And Field In 5th Annual Hart Games

The fifth annual Hart games, which encourages local students with special needs to get active, took place in Santa Clarita on Tuesday.



Special Olympics Turns Forty-Four

The Special Olympics, which is one of only two organizations allowed to use the name “Olympics” in the United States (the other is currently doing its thing in London), held its first International Special Olympics […]

CBS Los Angeles–07/13/2012

The Special Olympics Summer Games will kick off Saturday in Long Beach. (credit: Special Olympics Of Southern California)

Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games Kick Off Saturday

More than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California are expected to compete in the Special Olympics Summer Games starting Saturday in Long Beach.


(credit: Rafer Johnson)

Fernando Award Recipient, Rafer Johnson, Visits KCAL 9

Rafer Johnson, the 52nd recipient of the Fernando Award visited the KCAL 9 studios Tuesday

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/16/2011

Barbare Berlin is missing along with her 21-year-old grandson. (credit: The Berlin family)

Missing Grandmother, Her Developmentally Disabled Grandson Found Safe

Family and friends are hoping the public can help them find an 80-year-old woman and her developmentally disabled 21-year-old grandson.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/07/2011

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Support Special Olympics With Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton

Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes will travel from the U.S. to Athens this summer for the 2011 World Summer Games! Mary Lou Retton, a 1984 Olympic gymnastics gold medalist and mother of four, is a longtime supporter of Special Olympics. She stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to talk about a special initiative that honors Special Olympics mothers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/14/2011