The Special Olympic World Games will be held in Los Angeles from Saturday, July 25 through Sunday, Aug. 2. Approximately 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries are expected to participate.
Athletes will compete in 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles area, including the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. The opening ceremony will be held on July 25 at 5 p.m. in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Headlining performers at the opening ceremony include Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, O.A.R., and Cody Simpson. The opening ceremonies will include the culmination of the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and the lighting of the Special Olympics cauldron. The event will be broadcast internationally by ESPN.
Fans who want to see the torch can watch law enforcement representatives run through the area today, July 23. The torch is anticipated to be passed to officers from the LAPD’s Hollywood Division at 10:20 a.m. during a ceremony in front of the Capitol Records building, 1750 N. Vine St., and at 12:20 p.m. to officers with the LAPD’s Wilshire Division during a ceremony at artist Chris Burden’s “Urban Light”, in front of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.
For information about the Special Olympic World Games, visit www.la2015.org.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Leave a Reply