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Thousands turn out for Special Olympics closing ceremony




South Pasadena welcomes its host team for the Special Olympics.
South Pasadena welcomes its host team for the Special Olympics.
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It was an emotional closing ceremony yesterday at the Special Olympics here in Los Angeles. 

Over 6,000 athletes had taken part over the past week, from more than 160 countries. And an estimated 500,000 people turned out at venues in and around Los Angeles to watch and cheer.

Jeff Carr, the Chief Operating Officer for the Special Olympics joins Tess Vigeland for a debrief on the past week.