Participants from Africa receive a warm welcome and train at the Burbank YMCA ahead of the World Games.
Let the dreams begin.
In coming days several thousand extraordinary athletes will compete on an international level when the Special Olympic World Games unfold at venues throughout the Los Angeles area for the first time in 16 years.
Los Angeles is the capital of cookie-cutter beauty. But a new documentary film opening here Friday is setting out to transform our perceptions.
Before the 1987 Special Olympics, the Cuban national team decided to visit Miami for two days. Anti-Castro exiles got wind of their plans and picketed the hotel, hoping the athletes might defect. The situation got so bad, according to the book "An Air War with Cuba: The United States Radio Campaign...
About 30 Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers escorted the Flame of Hope through Laguna Beach on Monday in a symbolic display of solidarity.
Special Olympics athletes, coaches and delegation officials have been finally housed after being forced to spend Tuesday night inside the Loyola Marymount University gymnasium due to transportation operation errors.
Special Olympians from Mexico and Fiji celebrated their arrival to the United States Wednesday afternoon with a picnic lunch on the beach followed by a tour of the Back Bay Science Center.
Police officers join athletes in escorting the Special Olympics torch on its way to the 2015 games in Los Angeles.
When Los Angeles last hosted the Special Olympics in 1972, about 3,000 athletes from the U.S. and Canada participated in the four-day event on the campuses of UCLA and Santa Monica College.
Visiting Special Olympians and their coaches received a bit of red-carpet treatment Wednesday morning at Tavern + Bowl.
Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley are among dozens of cities in Southern California hosting groups of Special Olympians before they compete at the World Games in Los Angeles this weekend.
Every police officer in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics has a story to tell and a reason why they participate in such a unique event.
City is hosting athletes and coaches from Africa; torch to pass through Wednesday morning.
Costa Mesa and Newport Beach are among many Southern California cities playing the role of host town this week for groups of Special Olympians before they compete in Los Angeles this weekend.
The final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles took participants through Fountain Valley on Monday evening, and a ceremony was held at the Police Department.
Inclement weather serves as an allure for sea gulls, and the rains of last Saturday evening drew out a flock of them, along with fans of 1980s pop music who braved the storm to catch A Flock of Seagulls at the Starlight Bowl.
This Friday, athletes from Botswana and Zimbabwe will leave Burbank and make final preparations before the Special Olympics begin the next day. They’ll be greeted with a send-off from people from across the city, wishing them well in the upcoming games.
A minor league baseball team in Pennsylvania is apologizing to its fans after a scheduled weekend appearance by former teen star Corey Feldman did not go the way the team had hoped. Hoping for another successful retro night promotion, such as last year's with Alfonso Ribeiro from “The Fresh Prince...
The final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles took participants through Newport Beach on Monday afternoon, and a ceremony was held at the Civic Center.