Sports Event Reporting Total Number of Words: 505 The Special Olympics World Summer Games occur every after two (2) years (SWGLA 2015, 2015d). Published on the 10th of December 2014, Stan Verrett of Team ESPN reported that this particular multi-sport event will be held in Los Angeles, California between the 25th of July up to the 2nd of August 2015 (Maps of World, 2015. Verrett, 2014). On the 25th of July 2015 will be the Opening Ceremony which will be held in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (SWGLA 2015, 2015b).
The Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 is categorized as a multi-sport competition. Around 177 countries all over the world with 3,000 coaches and 7,000 athletes are going to participate in this particular sports event (SWGLA 2015, 2015a) and that a total of 491 member delegation will represent the United States (Verrett, 2014).
Next to the 1984 Olympic Games, the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 is considered as one of the biggest sports events in history (SWGLA 2015, 2015b). In preparation for the said sports competition, approximately more than 4.4 million sports athletes have already gone through tough trainings (Verrett, 2014). Recently, it was also reported that more than 500,000 people would attend as fans, spectators, and news reporters from ESPN and LA2015 (SWGLA 2015, 2015a, 2015b). Considering the volume of people who would attend the game, more than 30,000 people have already registered as volunteers to facilitate the event (SWGLA 2015, 2015a).
Anticipated by millions of people worldwide, the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 will feature a maximum of 25 different Olympic sports including aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, football, golf, gymnastics, half marathon, handball, Judo, kayaking, open water swimming, power lifting, roller skating, sailing, softball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, and volleyball (SWGLA 2015, 2015c). Basically, the games are open and free to all interested parties who wish to attend (SWGLA 2015, 2015d).
The official venues for the games are mostly concentrated in Griffith Park, Long Beach, and UCLA whereas some minor events will take place somewhere in Encino, USC, and Downtown (SWGLA 2015, 2015e). For instance, certain games will be held at the Convention Center and Lucky Strike LA Like in Downtown area whereas other games would be held in the Balboa Sports Center in Encino, Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Griffith Park, Alamitos Beach, Belmont Pier, and the Marine Stadium in Long Beach, Drake Stadium, Easton Stadium, Intramural Field, John Wooden Center, Los Angeles Tennis Center, North Athletic Field, Pauley Pavilion, and the Student Academic Center in UCLA and so many others (SWGLA 2015, 2015e).
To learn more about the schedule for each type of sports event and venue, kindly visit the official website of the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015 (http://www.la2015.org/schedule). To help the athletes raise some funds, interested parties who wish to purchase some souvenir items such as apparels like jackets, pullover, sweaters, and T-shirt for men, women, and children, caps, collectibles, and drink ware are free to visit the Special Olympics World Summer Games 2015’s official online shop at http://shop.la2015.org/.
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