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Christian A. Hoch
Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.
GYAS Giovanna Sofia e Martina
Team Italy met many athletes and some of them wanted to talk about their experiences.
Special Olympics Team USA
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.
Story from Kazakhstan
Amirbekova was always very shy. You could often find her hiding behind her mother in social settings. In 1998, she joined Special Olympics where she began competing in speed skating and roller skating.
Story from South Africa
Kenneth started skating at Casa do Sol school as part of the school's gross motor program when he was in class 6 in 2007. Kenneth took to ice-skating like a fish to water excelling at the program within his school and at Special Olympics.