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Venezuelans return after participating in the Special Olympics World Summer Games, LA 2015 with 84 medals

Caracas, August 3, 2015 - PRESS OEV- The Venezuelan delegation consisting of 94 athletes who participated in the World Summer Games Special Olympics, Los Angeles 2015, will return home tomorrow, Tuesday August 4 with 84 medals (21 Gold, 32 Silver and 31 Bronze) -At the end of this note you will find detailed results by athlete and sport.

This delegation of 123 members, was championed a day before their departure in a ceremony presided by the Minister of Popular Power for Economy and Finance also President of the Bank of Venezuela, Rodolfo Marco Torres, accompanied by the Minister of Popular Power for Youth and Sport, Pedro Infante, the president of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (CONAPDIS), Soraida Ramirez and the president of the foundation Special Olympics Venezuela (OEV), Evelyn Guiralt Genty.

On Tuesday July 21, two groups departed from the International Airport of Maiquetia, heading to Los Angeles, with members full of expectations. For many of these athletes, it was their first time on a plane or separated from their family, to other veterans it was an experience with different partners, but they all had something in common: they wanted to see their dream materialized by representing their national flag and bring home many medals.

This time the World Games received more than 7,000 athletes from 165 countries worldwide, with the support of “Banco de Venezuela”, Official Sponsor of this delegation and the support of sponsors and the entire technical team of trained volunteers dedicated to the development of people with intellectual disabilities, Venezuela was present participating in 13 sports: athletics, swimming, horse riding, artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, skating, male soccer 5 and open water swimming, involving unified athletes of: female soccer 5, bocce, field tennis, basketball and bowling.

The Special Olympics Unified Sports are those involving people with and without disabilities in team sports or couples, creating a bridge between its participants towards real integration within and outside the field. This delegation brought 14 unified partners.

Our winners, will arrive in the morning on August 4 in 2 flights, the first is expected to reach Maiquetia at 11:48 am and the second at 2:47 pm, in Copa Airlines flights coming from Panama # 224 and # 223 respectively. We hope to see all relatives, friends and media who want to come to receive with joy and enthusiasm both groups in the International Arrivals Terminal, greeting them in recognition for their successful international participation.

To view pictures of the international participation of our delegation, we published on a daily basis in our social networks-Facebook, Twitter and Instagram-, photographs from the flagging moment of our delegation to date, along with information produced at the time. Even without an account on Instagram, you can view our pictures published in our account, on the following link: https://instagram.com/oevenezuela/

To read the tenth welcome statement issued by the Special Olympics Athletes Venezuela, please click here

Source: Special Olympics Venezuela, Direction of Communications and Image.

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