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Special Olympics World Games kick off in LA




US First Lady Michelle Obama declares the 2015 Special Olympics World Games open July 25, 2015 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.  The world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, the Special Olympics will be the single largest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics, with more that 7,000 athletes from 165 countries participating.        AFP PHOTO/MARK RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama declares the 2015 Special Olympics World Games open July 25, 2015 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, the Special Olympics will be the single largest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics, with more that 7,000 athletes from 165 countries participating. AFP PHOTO/MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
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The 2015 Special Olympics World Games is now underway in Los Angeles. The Games kicked off Saturday with opening ceremonies attended by first lady Michelle Obama. 

The Special Olympics are drawing large crowds to the city, here to watch the more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries competing throughout the week  It's quite a logistical feat... Steve Vanderpool, Sr. Vice President of Communications for the 2015 Special Olympics joined Alex Cohen to discuss how it's been going.