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Byoungho Kang, Special Olympics Korea
By Betty Zhang
The great pleasure and honour are all mine, whose whole spiritual soul always seeks to stand up for your same precious beings' rights and privileges who must not be differ from the ordinary and the able-bodied people.
Christine Parker Hunt
Bart Conner, Vice Chair of Special OIympics International
John Choi the korean boy
The weather in here Pyeongchang has been varied and ever-changing.
JiSub Kim, YeonSeok Jung, MyeongSeok Lee,
We met Aric who is the oldest speed skater in Special Olympics 37 years old and from Canada.
He is the speed skater, but he play sports like baseball, golf, ski, and speed skate.
Sharing dinner with athletes I got to talk with Papua New Guinea coach.
She told me the delegation was only one athlete for snowshoeing, who got a participation ribbon. The girl was so happy and enthusiastic!