The Faces of Special Olympians Entering the World Games Opening Ceremony


On July 25, 6,500 athletes from 165 nations gathered for the Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. These games celebrate the abilities of individuals with intellectual disabilities, ages 9 to 77, from around the world. We’re Mighty proud of these athletes.

Take a look at some moments from the Opening Ceremony: 

1.

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico

2.

Vietnam
Vietnam

3. 

South Africa
South Africa

4.

New Zealand
New Zealand

5.

Morocco
Morocco

6.

Mexico
Mexico

7.

Luxembourg
Luxembourg

8.

Laos
Laos

9.

Korea
Korea

10.

Korea
Korea

11.

Italy
Italy

12.

Isle of Man
Isle of Man

13.

Hong Kong
Hong Kong

14.

Great Britain
Great Britain

15.

France
France

16.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica

17.

China
China

18.

Cayman Islands
Cayman Islands

19.

Canada
Canada

20.

Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam

21.

Botswana
Botswana

22.

United States of America
United States of America

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