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Manx Special Olympics athletes get ready for World Games in LA

Tue, 24 Feb 2015

Manx athletes are preparing for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Organisers say they're in with a chance of meeting President Barack Obama at the Games - which are being held from July 25 to August 2.

Voluntary organisation Special Olympics Isle of Man says the team is working hard - preparing to compete in athletics, aquatics, bocce, badminton, cycling, football, 10-pin bowling and gymnastics.

7,000 athletes, 3,000 coaches and 30,000 volunteers representing 177 countries will entertain an anticipated crowd of 500,000 spectators in LA.

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