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  • n  an athletic contest modeled after the Olympic Games but intended for mentally or physically handicapped persons
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  • Special Olympics hosting summer games at ISU and Illinois Wesleyan
    The first Special Olympics games took place in July 1968, at a time when most people with special needs were underestimated or misunderstood. “I think (people) look at their disabilities as opposed to their abilities,” said Dave Breen, president and CEO of Special Olympics Illinois. “That’s the kind of thing we try to focus on.”
    June 14, 2013 - Peoria Journal Star
  • Photo gallery: Let the games begin: Special Olympics Utah underway in Herriman
    Special Olympics Utah is holding the 2013 Harmons Summer Games, which began Thursday and run through Saturday at Herriman...
    June 13, 2013 - Deseret News
  • 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Just One Year Away
    LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The one-year countdown has officially begun for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games!  One year from now, more than 3,500 Special Olympics athletes from ...
    June 13, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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