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Special Olympics World Games

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  • Irvine to play host for 2015 Special Olympics

    The 1984 Summer Olympics was Southern California's last huge event. But next summer, athletes from around the globe will again compete here — and Irvine will play its part in making it happen. Los Angeles will host the 2015 Special Olympics...
  • Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Down syndrome, but he owns his own...
  • Letter: Support hosting the Special Olympics

    At the City Council meeting on May 6, Burbank City Council will discuss and determine if Burbank will act as a Host Town for the Special Olympics in July 2015. Among the important considerations for city leadership will be the cost of hosting, as well...
  • Bargain hunters and the curious explore new downtown flea market

    Bargain hunters and the curious explore new downtown flea market
    A woman took a break from her Sunday afternoon jog to investigate the unusual bustle at the parking lot along Spring Street. She spotted a high schooler wearing a red T-shirt with the word “Volunteer” emblazoned on the back and tapped him on...
  • Community news: 2013 Hathaway-Sycamores Children's Art Calendar available, Alumni gems to receive Diamond Awards

    Community news: 2013 Hathaway-Sycamores Children's Art Calendar available, Alumni gems to receive Diamond Awards
    Local landmarks are interpreted through aspiring young artists on the pages of the 2013 Hathaway-Sycamores Children's Art Calendar. The calendar was created through the “I Love LA” art project by students who receive academic enrichment and...
  • More than 250 athletes on hand for CV CAN GAMES

    LA CRESCENTA — Ryan Muir let out a yell for all of the athletes at the CV CAN Games to hear. Muir had just finished a throw in the shot put competition at the Special Olympics qualifying event and was as thrilled as any other athlete, no matter...
  • Don't be afraid to hire people with disabilities

    Don't be afraid to hire people with disabilities
    One of the best experiences of my life was watching Jamie Smith, a young man with autism, leave his routine in Chicago, travel to the Special Olympics World Games in the chaotic Chinese city of Shanghai — and succeed. Jamie's success -- managing in...
  • Michelle and Yao: Get the picture?

    Michelle and Yao: Get the picture?
    There may be more than a two-foot difference in height between the Houston Rockets' Yao Ming and figure skater Michelle Kwan, but both have similar iconic stature in their country and sport. And that is why they were together at a gala dinner Friday...
  • Howard County's Worley twins are Special Olympics standouts

    There was a time when John Worley could keep up with his boys. They'd run together and as Worley slowed with age, his twin boys, Mark and Bruce, kept on running, accelerating out of the back of the pack, striding on to Special Olympics Maryland medals and...
  • L.A. to Host Special Olympics Summer World Games in 2015

    L.A. to Host Special Olympics Summer World Games in 2015
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The city of Los Angeles has beaten out South Africa to host the Special Olympics Summer World Games in 2015. The games are expected to draw over 7,000 athletes and more than half-a-million visitors to the Southland. Olympic and...
  • McClenahan brings home Special Olympics

    McClenahan brings home Special Olympics
    Wednesday afternoon's Special Olympics press conference happened exactly the way Glendale resident Patrick McClenahan envisioned. McClenahan, chairman of the Los Angeles Bid Committee, was joined by dignitaries, athletes, politicians and celebrities at a...