Special Olympics

Movie House employee Sean Campbell has landed in L.A. and has taken part in the opening ceremony for the 2015 Special Olympics

Michelle Obama has welcomed thousands of athletes – including 12 from Ulster – to the Special Olympic World Games in Los Angeles.

The first lady opened the games on Saturday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, telling 6,500 athletes from 165 countries that she and her husband love them and are proud of them.

The athletes will participate in 25 sports over nine days, ranging from weightlifting to the triathlon.

Mrs Obama told the athletes: “My husband and I, we are so proud of you, so incredibly proud of you, and we love you all from the bottom of our hearts.”

She said the athletes were an example to the millions of people watching the event on television.

The World Games run until August 2. Eighty-eight Team Ireland athletes will compete in 13 different Olympic-style sports .

We continue to wish good luck to Sean and all the other athletes!

(original article – Belfast Newsletter)

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