Google doodle celebrates the start of Los Angeles Special Olympics
Google celebrates the start of Special Olympics Games in Los Angeles where more than 7,000 athletes from 177 nations will compete in 25 different sporting disciplines.
Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS)
Internet giant Google on Saturday created an innovative doodle celebrating the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games that will run from July 25th to August 2nd .
In the doodle, animated athletes are seen kicking a football, swimming, stretching, lifting weights and even swinging a golf club.
More than 7,000 athletes from 177 nations will compete in 25 different sporting disciplines, including cycling, handball, power lifting, softball, volleyball, judo, tennis among others. The 10-day event is expected to attract some 500,000 spectators.
The Special Olympics World Games is an international sporting competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. This year it will also have approximately 30,000 volunteers.
Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, everyday, everywhere. They are the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with more than 4.5 million athletes in 170 countries and millions more volunteers and supporters.
The Games will take place at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that hosted the 1932 and 1984 Olympics.