2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games
Los Angeles, California
The world's largest sports and humanitarian event is coming to Southern California. Los Angeles will host the Special Olympics World Summer Games in July of 2015.
In a city full of movie stars and sports stars, Special Olympics athletes will be the stars of this show. More than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries are expected to compete in 21 sporting events. The games will also involve 40,000 volunteers and 500,000 spectators.
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics is an international sports organization that encourages and empowers children and adults with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to nearly 3.7 million athletes in over 170 countries. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy and friendship.