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Special Olympics Medals
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Over 7,000 athletes participated in the World Summer Games.
Inspiring Moments
The 2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games came to a close Thursday with the spectacular closing ceremonies. Check out video highlights, photo galleries and much more from an amazing 10 days in China. Closing ceremonies
 

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Video Profile: Patrick Kral
Patrick Kral, from Guilford, Conn., is a runner competing in the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Video Profile: Jon Fried
Jon Fried is a tennis player from Virginia who is competing in the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Video Profile: Delaney Hansen
Delaney Hansen, from North Carolina, is competing in the Special Olympics World Summer Games on the U.S. Equestrian team.

Video Profile: Brian Carter
Check out a video profile of Special Olympics athlete Brian Carter, powerlifter from North Carolina.

Video Profile: Todd Ornstein and Stacey Perry
Todd Ornstein is a sailor from Mississippi. Todd and his sister, Stacey Perry, will compete in the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Video Profile: Jamie Smith
Jamie Smith is a weight lifter from Chicago. He's headed to China for the Special Olympics World Summer Games.



 
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Brian Carter, Powerlifting (Durham, N.C.)
Brian Carter has been a Special Olympics athlete for five years, competing in powerlifting. Special Olympics has allowed him to travel and meet new people. He is most proud of winning 20 medals through competing in Special Olympics. As much as he loves Special Olympics, his true love is music and he aspires to be a rapper.
Video profile: Brian Carter

Shanghai Live Web Experience
Check out the Special Olympics 2007 Shanghai Live Web Experience where you can follow your favorite athlete, find information on how the sports are played and discover more about Shanghai and China.
Shanghai Live Web Experience
Schedule of Events
Special Olympics athletes of all ability levels will compete in 25 different Olympic-type and demonstration sports: Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cricket, Cycling, Dragon Boat Racing, Equestrian, Football (Soccer), Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Kayaking, Lion Dancing, Powerlifting, Roller Skating, Sailing, Softball, Table Tennis, Team Handball, Tennis and Volleyball, as well as Motor Activities Training Program.

Special Olympics athletes not competing in the World Games will play crucial leadership roles off the sports field as officials, assistant coaches, reporters and spokespeople.
Schedule of events | List of events

Venue guide
From the Opening Ceremonies at Shanghai Stadium, the Special Olympics will be conducted in 31 different venues. Check out the venue guide for information on every one of them.
Venue guide
History of the Special Olympics
From Eunice Kennedy Shriver starting a day camp for people with intellectual disabilities at her home in 1962 to the First International Special Olympics Games in Chicago in 1968, the Special Olympics has a long history. Here are some of the important dates and milestones along the way.
History of Special Olympics

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