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Thousands mark the close of the Special Olympics World Games in L.A.

Thousands mark the close of the Special Olympics World Games in L.A.

The caldron no longer burns in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where thousands gathered Sunday to mark the end of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. After eight days of competition — including golfing in Griffith Park, basketball at USC's Galen Center and sailing near Belmont Pier in Long Beach — the 6,500 athletes and their coaches paraded into the crowded stadium, waving flags and snapping selfies along the route to their seats. The athletes from Ireland, clad in green with flecks of orange, belted out the soccer chant "Ole, ole, ole." Those from Colombia, decked out in canary yellow with woven sombreros, handed out pins bearing the national flag. Many...

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