Hundreds of Northstate athletes compete at the Special Olympics

The Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games is due to take place tomorrow

The Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games is due to take place tomorrow

Coach Mike Douglas said he felt good about his squad's odds at the championships.

There was bowling, basketball, swimming and a host of other sports, including cross country skiing.

Rachel Mulligan practiced with many other cross country skiers from across the US, many of whom will be making the trip to the World Games with her.

She'll begin the day at her favorite coffee shop - Blackbird Bakery in Winslow - for one last taste of home before wrangling her pack of luggage over to the ferry and eventually to SeaTac, where that grand excursion will begin in earnest.

The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games were officially opened this evening during a Ceremony at the Planai-Stadion in Schladming in Austria.

"We are deeply saddened that the delegations from Special Olympics Afghanistan and Special Olympics Ghana were not able to obtain visas to travel to participate and compete in the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria", a statement released today by Special Olympics International (SOI) reads.

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It was a mixed start for Team Uganda at the 2017 World Special Olympics Winter Games in Austria on Saturday.

This year, the JJC PD hopes to raise $7,000 to directly benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

However, the team made a comeback in the two games between Bangladesh and South Korea before falling to China. "She is one of the most happy, joyous people that I know". She said, "I will do my best".

"It's a mix of emotions", she said Friday, sitting near her luggage, crammed full of uniforms, jackets, boots and hats. For many athletes, attending a World Games is the dream of a lifetime.

He said he has seen Mulligan take on a leadership role through Special Olympics.

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