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Recognition of Venezuelan athletes participating in the "Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015"

As part of the events preceding the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, on July 22 was held a dinner in honor to the 127 athletes and Venezuelan coaches participating in this year's sporting event, which was hosted by the Organizer Committee. During the event athletes received special recognition by the Consulate General of Venezuela in San Francisco. With the help of Mr. Juan Nadal, Head of Delegation, Reinaldo Espinoza from Venezuela's Special Olympics and Edgard Del Pino Venezuelan volunteer resident in the state of Florida, the 94 athletes received from the Consul, Tibisay Lugo, a Diploma for "Outstanding participation at the LA2015 Olympic Games". "Venezuela is proud of you" was writen in each Diploma. Similarly, there was a recognition to the coaching staff and personel of the Special Olympics Venezuela and the Winnetka Park Foundation, facility that as part of the "Host City" program, hosted the Venezuelan delegation during the three days before the opening of the Olympics.

This special recognition event was named by its organizers: In honor of "The heart of a champion".

Special Olympics value unity, achievement and dignity of all athletes regardless of their ability. Also honored were teams of Malta, Serbia, Greece, Azerbaijan, Timor-Leste and Vietnam for a total of 500 athletes, counting Venezuelans.

This year the Special Olympics LA2015 counted with the participation of 7,000 athletes representing 177 countries. The Venezuelan delegation has a total of 94 athletes competing in the following sports: Swimming, Athletics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Horse Riding, Skating, Football, Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics and Tennis.

To know the team of Venezuelan athletes who participate in these Olympics, please visit the official website of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 at:

For the career and work of Special Olympics Venezuela, please visit:

Read here the communiqué issued by Special Olympics Venezuela prior to the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015.

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