Special Olympics World Games- The Host Cities

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Gayle Anderson was live at Cal State LA, which is hosting a special rally for the Special Olympics World Games Germany delegation. Cal State L.A. is providing housing, meals and training facilities for the athletes, coaches and staff. This farewell rally sends the athletes off to the games with the well-wishes of their host communities and Cal State L.A.

Alhambra, Monterey Park and Lincoln Heights are among the more than 100 official Special Olympics World Games Host Cities. The colorful rally in the Cal State L.A. gym features band, drill and cheer teams from Mark Keppel and San Gabriel high schools, university athletes and mascot Eddie the Eagle.

The Special Olympics World Games is the largest sports event in the world in 2015 and it’s the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. About 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches from 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an expected 500,000 spectators, are participating in the games. The games run from July 25 through August 2 and will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues across the Los Angeles region.

The Opening Ceremony will be held July 25 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. The ceremony is expected to attract 80,000 spectators. ESPN will bring coverage of the World Games to millions of fans around the world.

Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015
The Host Cities

Also, don’t forget the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 Opening ceremonies are this Saturday. For tickets and detailed information, please take a look at the website:

Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015
The Opening Ceremonies
Gates Open at 3pm
Show Start Time at 5pm
Saturday, July 25th

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com