Special Olympics 2015 – Opening Cermonies

The Olympians hyped as enter the Coliseum. Photo by Nyema Veron
The Olympians of Peru as they enter the Coliseum. Photo by Nyema Veron

Los Angels, Ca – Special Olympics 2015 is HERE! A few sights from the Opening Ceremony….

Special Olympics 2015 1171Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.  Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance.  Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries.  With the support of more than 1.4 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 94,000 games and competitions throughout the year.  Special Olympics is supported by individuals, foundations and partners, including the Christmas Records Trust, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics, The Coca-Cola Company, The Walt Disney Company and ESPN, Lions Clubs International, Mattel, Microsoft, P&G, Bank of America, Essilor Vision Foundation, the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation, Finish Line, The Safeway Foundation, and Safilo Group. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.



Paula Abdul Showing Support. Photo by Nyema Vernon
Paula Abdul Showing Support With Israel Olympian.  Photo by Nyema Vernon
Oscar Del Hoya
Oscar Del Hoya Declaring Mexico As The Champ! Photo by Nyema Vernon