Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015
Los Angeles is a city full of movie stars and all-stars. But in 2015, Special Olympics athletes will be the real stars as 7,000 athletes with an intellectual disability from 177 countries compete across 25 sports at the Special Olympics World Summer Games.
The Games which will be held in Los Angeles, USA from 25 July –2 August 2015, will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015.
The Australian delegation of 76 athletes and 34 volunteer officials will compete in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, sailing, softball, tennis, tenpin bowling.
Every two years, the world transcends the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion, to come together for the largest sporting and humanitarian event on the planet, the Special Olympics World Games.
Alternating between summer and winter Games, this is the flagship event of the Special Olympics movement and one of the most powerful vehicles for communicating to the world the abilities and gifts of people with an intellectual disability.