A wonderful sight. The first official picture of the entire #TEAMSOGB Special Olympics Great Britain squad finally together in Los Angeles for the World Games @LA2015, has been taken.
— Chris Hull (@mrchrishull) July 23, 2015
The Big Show, one of the World’s most famous WWE wrestlers, has also delivered this exclusive message for #TEAMSOGB athletes on the eve of the World Games.
Iconic gold swimmer Ellie Simmonds took a break from her hugely busy competition schedule to make and send on this video for Special Olympics GB athletes Matthew Allen and Jennifer Chesterman at the World Games - who listed Ellie as their sporting hero! The two athletes were amazed!
The people of Calabasas, who have been so incredible, warm, gracious and hospitable, had one final treat last night for #TEAMSOGB’s athletes. They dressed all athletes and coaches in Cowboy hats and scarves and provided the most incredible outdoor feast of barbecue food, music and entertainment.
— City of Calabasas (@CityofCalabasas) July 24, 2015
Special Olympics helps to unlock the power and potential of each individual athlete with a learning disability. It is allowing each athlete to thrive and strive towards their own personal best – whether that is a medal or the victory of being part of something as special a World Games.
Awards Table account for the GB Team
Since the 1995 World Games, Special Olympics GB has achieved a total 994 medals and countless personal bests. Another six medals of any colour will take the number to 1,000 over the last 20 years and five World Games.
July 1995 - #TeamSOGB - Won 173 Medals
July 1999 - Won 150 Medals
July 2003 - Won 260 Medals (#TeamSOGB Record)
October 2007 - Won 224 Medals
June 2011 - Won 187 Medals
TOTAL – 994 Medals for #TeamSOGB
Games Opening Ceremony
Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, Cody Simpson and Nicole Scherzinger are just a handful of the World class names preparing to give the performance of their life to perform at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles tomorrow (Saturday 25th July).
Remember you can watch the Opening Ceremony Live on ESPN for Free: Tomorrow Saturday 25 July at 2:00 GMT- Click here
Check out the list of the Special Olympics GB’s athletes at the World Summer Games in LA - Click here