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.
A decision to spend $250,000 of the city’s funds in support of the Special Olympics was reversed Wednesday by the City Council.
14-year-old special Olympian Tairek was on hand to help the team wrap their practice with a big chant.
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.
Bill Shumard, CEO of Special Olympics in Southern California, stopped by KCAL9 Monday to talk about their upcoming events.