From then onwards, Special Olympics and the World Games have grown stronger, becoming a global movement.
What will they be playing?
Since its inception, Special Olympics has been trying to bring about a change in how the disabled value themselves, through sports.
At the 2015 Games, the participants will be engaging in 25 different Olympic sports.
There will be track, aquatics, football, softball, golf, equestrian, judo, gymnastics, handball, kayaking, sailing, tennis of both types and roller skating among the large variety.
Google joins forces
For an event like the Special Olympics World Games, enthusiasm and popularity is very important. And Google's risen to the occasion with a Google Doodle celebrating the start of the 14th Games this year, showing athletes at their various sports.
26 Jul 2015
Ready, Get Set, Go!
Los Angeles will be playing host to the Special Olympics World Games from 25 July till 2 August.
Michelle Obama opened the event on Saturday evening at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
There will be more than 6500 participants from 165 nations. This edition of the games is extra-special because it is returning to the U.S.A after 16 years.
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Returning with a bang!
This edition of the World Games is touted to be the biggest sporting event in the USA this year. Even better, it is supposed to be the biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics.