Special Olympics

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2nd Special Olympics Athlete Reported Missing At LAX Found

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.


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Athletes Thank LA As Historic Special Olympic World Games Comes To Close

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.


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Special Olympics World Games Bids Farewell To Los Angeles

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.


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Police Search For Missing Special Olympics Athlete

Police on Sunday are asking for the public’s help in searching for a missing Special Olympics athlete from Albania.


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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.