SPECIAL OLYMPICS 2015 WORLD SUMMER GAMES
The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games are coming to Los Angeles!
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, will present the 2015 Special Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies on July 25 and August 2, 2015.
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be broadcast by ESPN, along with nightly highlighted programming of daily competitions in both English and Spanish. The Summer Games are expected to bring more than a half-million people to the greater Los Angeles area and will feature world-class competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and many other summer sports.
Los Angeles is set to welcome more than 7,000 Special Olympics athletes representing 177 countries, along with 3,000 coaches, 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators. The Los Angeles 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports-and-humanitarian event anywhere in the world, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.
The honorary chairs of the Games are President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown serving as Honorary Hosts.
About the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games:
The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that are hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region. For more information on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.LA2015.org.