July 25, 2015
Let's Change the Game with the Special Olympics LA
Traditionally, the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation was honored and humbled to support our friends from the Special Olympics in their endeavor at the World Games 2015 in Los Angeles. Athletes, organizers, volunteers, and fans came together to celebrate abilities, and manifest the true meaning of courage, joy and determination.
Every two years, Special Olympics athletes come together to express their spirit and individuality. This July, over 6,500 participants from 165 countries competed at 25 sports at venues throughout LA.
Headlining artists at the Opening Ceremony included Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, Cody Simpson, and Nicole Scherzinger. The show was directed by Emmy Award Winner, Debbie Allen with appearances by Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Longoria, Lauren Potter, Michael Phelps, Yao Ming, Greg Louganis, Stephanie McMahon and many more.