Special Olympics Underway In Los Angeles
[Source: Disability Scoop]
LOS ANGELES — Tens of thousands turned out Saturday for the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The event got underway about 6:30 p.m. with stilt walkers and tumblers leading the parade of athletes into the noisy stadium. The delegation from Greece arrived first, as is traditionally the case in the Olympic Games.
President Barack Obama, via video, welcomed the participants and their fans. When Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a summer camp in her backyard 50 years ago, Obama said, no one knew how successful it would become.
First lady Michelle Obama was in attendance and made remarks toward the end of the ceremony.
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