Saturday, 25 July 2015

Special Olympics World Games 2015: Los Angeles, now!

The 14th Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles run from 25th July until 2nd August, with the opening ceremony being broadcast live tomorrow morning Australian time. Special Olympics Australia's Aussie Stars newsletter provides information on the telecast:

If you are in Australia, don't forget to watch the 22-minute Road To LA broadcast and the three-hour Opening Ceremony broadcast live from 10.30am (AEST) Sunday 26 July 2015 on ESPN. ESPN is the global broadcast partner for the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015.
Team Australia have settled into their host town of Huntingdon Beach - Aussie Stars will keep you up with all the news, photos and fun throughout the games. All the information for supporting the team is at the foot of the newsletter page - sign up!

The Games have their own Facebook page, here.

Special Olympics Australia on social media:
Web: www.specialolympics.com.au
Facebook: SpecialOlympicsAustralia
Twitter: @SOAustralia
Instagram: @SOAustralia
You Tube: SpecOAustralia

All the best to every athlete representing their country as a member of Team Australia!

Even Google is taking part in honouring the athletes and the World Games:

Today’s Google Doodle Celebrates the Special Olympics World Games
John Bonazzo, New York Observer, 24th July 2015
On your mark, get set, go! 
The newest Google Doodle celebrates the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games, which kick off tomorrow and run through August 2 in Los Angeles. The athletes in the doodle are shown stretching, lifting weights, swimming and kicking soccer balls. 
The 2015 World Summer Games will feature 6,500 athletes representing more than 160 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators. It’s also the biggest single sporting event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics. 
The games will take place in the same Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum where the 1932 and 1984 Olympics were held, and will also utilize athletic facilities on the USC and UCLA campuses.

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