The 2013 World Games in Pictures

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The Global Youth Activation Summit brought together more than 100 young people in making the world a better place for people with intellectual disabilities.
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Taking the puck past defenders.
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At the first medal ceremony, snowboarders Daina Shilts of Team USA (left) won silver, Denisa Trmalova from Czech Republic (right) won bronze and Elena Sagalaeva of Team Russia took gold.
Snowshoeing
The snowshoeing course is one of several venues that are very close to each other in Alpensia.
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Unified Sports Experience: Snowboaring and Skiing
April Ney (right) and Special Olympics Argentina athlete Sandra Vargas were unified teammates.
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Unified Sports Experience: Snowboaring and Skiing
Unified teams of skiers from various countries cheered at the conclusion of their competition in alpine skiing.
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Unified Sports Experience: Snowboaring and Skiing
Tim Shriver, CEO and Chairman of Special Olympics, was stoked at the end of his downhill nighttime ski run with Special Olympics Board Vice Chair Ray Lane.
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Aung San Suu Kyi
Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma celebrates with Special Olympics snowshoer Dev Anil Dhingra of Bharat (India).
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Special Olympics Global Development Summit
Leaders and advocates from around the world met at the Special Olympics Global Development Summit on "Ending the Cycle of Poverty and Exclusion for People with Intellectual Disabilities."
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Patrick Nunan inspects the foot of an athlete from Japan. Nunan founded the Fit Feet discipline of the Healthy Athletes program.
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The ribbon cutting that marked the start of the Healthy Athletes clinics in Gangneung was a festive start to the good work of the volunteer clinicians.
Nigeria--2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games  Opening Cerem
Dikembe Mutombo marched in the parade of athletes with the Nigeria team.
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Korean Cultural Showcase
Brilliant, colorful performances introduced visitors to the culture of Korea through music and dancing.
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Snowshoe
Stuart Brown of Iowa is a snowshoer with Team USA.
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Competitions took place in the same dome where the Opening Ceremonies fired off the World Winter Games.
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Speed skaters on their first lap round a turn, looking for a chance to move ahead.
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NBA legend and member of Special Olympics' Board of Directors Dikembe Mutombo (center) was one of the celebrities who played floor hockey in a match with teams made up of people with and without intellectual disabilities.
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One of the favorite events of World Games is the Unified Sports Experience, where famous athletes form teams with Special Olympics athletes to compete and show off the fun of playing unified. The speed skating event Featured U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Apolo Anton Ohno and Olympic legend Catriona Le May Doan.
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