In the summer of 2015, Team Sweden arrived in Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games – the biggest sporting event of the year in the U.S! SACC-LA was happy to show our support to these incredible athletes by hosting one of our biggest events of 2015, the “Team Sweden Kickoff Party”.
The Special Olympics are held every two years, the previous one being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Many young people with disabilities can have difficulties in creating a meaningful leisure which can lead to isolation and other social problems. The foundation of the Special Olympics is to create a forum to interact and have a chance to compete and challenge themselves. Through health and joy, boundaries can be surpassed. This has today grown so much that over four million athletes in over 170 countries are involved in the Special Olympics.
Articles about Special Olympics World Games from SACC-LA
Photo credit: Daniel Stiller / BILDBYRÅN Todd Aaron Jensen’s article in American Way Magazine (July 2015) makes a statement of how important the power and the positive force is that comes with sports and in this specific mention, The Special Olympics. To read more, click on the link below. “Triumph of the Spirit” Written by: Todd […]
Gabriel Wikström, Sweden’s Minister of Health Care, Public Health and Sport. Photo credit: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden SACC-LA will welcome Team Sweden in Santa Monica on July 26th. Sweden’s Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport, Gabriel Wikström, will attend the event to show his support for Special Olympics’ work to ensure that all people […]
Photo credit: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images Michelle Obama will represent America as Honorary Chair for the Special Olympics World Games opening ceremony! “The 2015 Special Olympics World Games is proud to announce Michelle Obama’s attendance at the Opening Ceremony on July 25, 2015, celebrating the commencement of the world’s largest sports and humanitarian event this […]
Photo credit: Daniel Stiller / BILDBYRÅN Team Sweden of the Special Olympics are in full throttle preparing for their upcoming trip over the Atlantic ocean to Los Angeles, where their adventure will start in less than a month! Before departure they still have a few things back in Sweden, not to say the least joining a […]
Photo Credit: AP, Invision / Chris Pizzello Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson and Avril Lavigne are some of the stars who will perform during the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games. Apart from them, celebrities such as comedian Jimmy Kimmel and athletes Michael Phelps and Yao Ming are attending the event. Held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum […]
Photo credits: espn.go.com The Special Olympics World Games have been going on for decades and continue to grow all around the world. They are one of the most powerful vehicles for communicating to the world the abilities and gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. Wherever they are held, the World Games act as a catalyst for growth […]
Avril Lavigne’s “Fly” for the Special Olympics More and more people are getting involved in this summers Special Olympics, which is great! Avril Lavigne has announced that she has written a song called “Fly” for The Avril Lavigne Foundation to support Special Olympics. The song is released in advanced of the Special Olympics World Summer Games, […]
Photo credit: Vassilis Koutromanos On Thursday, 14 May the Special Olympics Flame of Hope for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 was lit during a formal torch lighting ceremony. The torch was lit by the sun’s rays at the Sacred Site of Pnyx, opposite the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Present at the ceremony […]
The interest for the Special Olympics is growing for every day! SACC-LA announced earlier this year that we will be partnering up with Team Sweden during the Special Olympics in Los Angeles that takes place in July. The Special Olympics is the biggest sporting event of the year worldwide, which we at SACC-LA find amazing to […]
The Special Olympics is getting closer and closer for every week, and now you are offered the chance to be a part of the biggest sporting and humanitarian event worldwide of the year by volunteering. Team Sweden is looking for people who speak Swedish and/or English to help the group in Los Angeles. Have a look […]