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The World Comes To Los Angeles: Special Olympics Kicks Off The One-year Countdown To The 2015 World Games - Yahoo Finance

California Adventure roller coaster stopped due to 'technical matter' | abc7.com

Next years Special Olympics World Games are the first to be held in the United States in 16 years, with the World Summer Games most recently hosted in Athens, Shanghai and Dublin. The upcoming Los Angeles World Games will be the largest sporting event hosted by the city since the 1984 Olympic Summer Games. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that are the hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region. Before any competition begins, 100 host towns from across Southern California will welcome participating athletes with three days of local cultural experiences. In 365 days we will have the opportunity to raise the awareness that leads to acceptance and inclusion for 200 million people worldwide with intellectual disabilities, said Patrick McClenahan, President and Chief Executive Officer of LA2015, the Games Organizing Committee. There is still much more to do, but momentum is on our side, and these Games will change the lives of people around the world who are mistreated and excluded because theyre different. In addition to the sporting events, the Special Olympics World Games also provide participating athletes with access to the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program. Through this program, volunteer healthcare professionals will provide free screenings and health services for the athletes on site. To date, the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program has already resulted in health clinics in 54 new locations and care for more than 11,000 more athletes with intellectual disabilities as well as health education for nearly 10,000 athletes, family members and coaches. For athletes like me, the one-year countdown brings the excitement of the competition of the World Games a little closer to reality, said Debi Anderson, World Games Global Messenger. The time for all of the athletes to shine and show the world what we can do, will be here before we know it.
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Friday, July 25, 2014 ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- Guests were escorted off a roller coaster at Disney California Adventure Park after a "minor technical matter" on Friday night, a spokeswoman confirmed. California Screamin' was stopped at about 7:30 p.m. and riders were taken off without issue. The ride was running again after a couple of hours, but was closed at 9:45 p.m. for the World of Color show. Normal operations were expected to resume on Saturday.
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