Team France at the Special Olympics in LA


The Special Olympics team France, along with their coaches and chaperones, arrived to Los Angeles, where they will participate in the Special Olympics.

“With 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games – being staged in Los Angeles July 25-August 2, 2015 – will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games."

Over 40 French Special Olympics athletes will compete in the following sports:

• Aquatics
• Athletics
• Badminton
• Basketball
• Equestrian
• Football
• Gymnastics - Artistic
• Judo
• Table Tennis


The Special Olympics will also be a place of reflection during the Doha Goals Forum, the world’s leading platform focusing on sport as a driver of social and economic change. Organized by the Richard Attias Foundation, in partnership with with the Special Olympics, the fourth edition of Doha GOALS will be held in Los Angeles from July 25-27, 2015.

The 2015 edition Forum will debate topics such as women and young people in sport, philanthropy and CSR initiatives featuring sport, and sport’s role in promoting inclusion in society.

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Last modified on 21/07/2015

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