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PNG is taking part in Special Olympics World Summer Games

Staff Reporter 7/25/2015 | |
Papua New Guinea is taking part in the Special Olympics World Summer Games for the first time.
The delegation including seven athletes, two coaches, head of delegation and his assistant and a representative of the media , arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
The seven athletes will be competing in the sport of athletics and shot-put.
The Mayor of Oxnard city, Tim Flynn, hosted a dinner for the team last night. The team is staying at Oxnard, two hours drive from Los Angeles, before they head back to the University of Southern California, to prepare for Saturday's opening ceremony.
Coach Willie Vaira took the athletes through some light training today.
The athletes will join over 6,500 athletes from 165 countries who will compete in 25 sports competitions in the bi-ennual games.

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