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Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games

From first to last, cheers all around at Special Olympics games

From first to last, cheers all around at Special Olympics games

The sounds of chatter and cheering bounced off the walls at the Montana State University Billings swimming pool Thursday, amplifying as they echoed around the room.

May 16, 2013 4:23 pm Photos

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Special Olympics summer games begin second year in Billings

Special Olympics summer games begin second year in Billings

Taylor Klanke, from Miles City, spent about 30 minutes chatting happily with other Special Olympics Montana athletes Wednesday morning while he waited for the awards ceremony to begin on a lawn at Rocky Mountain College.

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Special Olympics athletes rolling into Billings for state games

Special Olympics athletes rolling into Billings for state games

As the unusually warm May sun toasted a Heights parking lot, the Havre Blue Ponies rolled in, hungry after after a five-hour bus ride and excited for the next few days.

May 14, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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'A place that creates unity:' Unified sports teams up disabled, non-disabled athletes

If you think the Special Olympics are only for athletes with intellectual disabilities, it's time to readjust that view.

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Conferences to boost law enforcement involvement in Special Olympics summer games

Conferences to boost law enforcement involvement in Special Olympics summer games

If extra law enforcement officials from all over Montana converging in Billings during the same week when thousands of people will be visiting sounds too convenient to be a coincidence, it's because it isn't.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Local schools adopt Special Olympics teams for Summer Games

Local schools adopt Special Olympics teams for Summer Games

In May 2012, a handful of Special Olympics Montana athletes lined up in the gymnasium at McKinley Elementary, welcomed to the school by the applause and cheers of the student body.

May 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Volunteers needed for Special Olympics summer games in Billings

With the Special Olympics Montana 2013 State Summer Games less than a week away, organizers are calling on the public to help and volunteer for the three-day event.

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Special Olympics seeking volunteers for summer games

Special Olympics Montana is looking for volunteers to help out at the 2013 State Summer Games, held in Billings from May 14 to 17.

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Special Olympics kicks off Summer Games efforts

Special Olympics kicks off Summer Games efforts

Even though they put together what some called a banner year in 2012 for the Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games in Billings, organizers said that doesn't mean much if they can't improve on it again in 2013.

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Gallery: Special Olympics closing ceremonies

Gallery: Special Olympics closing ceremonies

Special Olympics Montana Summer Games activities were celebrated with the closing ceremonies in Laurel, followed by athletic events at the Laurel Sports Complex.

May 18, 2012 1:22 pm Photos

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Kaye Pulse of Glendive

Kaye Pulse of Glendive

Kaye Pulse of Glendive competes in the 25-meter walk in the Special Olympics state summer games at the Laurel Sports Complex on Friday.

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Dancing

Dancing

Athletes, from left, Michelle Hardy, Brandy Peterson, Kerrie Sheets, and Kandi and Bill Christophersen dance before the start of the Special Olympics state summer games closing ceremonies at Laurel High School Friday. The group represented Montana in soccer in the USA national games in 2010.

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Special Olympics athletes kick a soccer ball

Special Olympics athletes kick a soccer ball

Special Olympics athletes kick a soccer ball at Special Olympics Montana President Bob Norbie at the closing ceremonies of the state summer games at Laurel High School Friday.

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Special Olympics Montana president Bob Norbie

Special Olympics Montana president Bob Norbie

Special Olympics Montana President Bob Norbie speaks at the closing ceremonies of the state summer games at Laurel High School Friday.

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Willis Bonner of Glendive kicks a soccer ball

Willis Bonner of Glendive kicks a soccer ball

Willis Bonner of Glendive kicks a soccer ball at Special Olympics Montana President Bob Norbie during the closing ceremonies of the state summer games at Laurel High School Friday.

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Catherine Bott of Kallispell

Catherine Bott of Kallispell

Catherine Bott of Kalispell celebrates her win in the 25-meter walk.

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A Special Olympics athlete gets the crowd involved

A Special Olympics athlete gets the crowd involved

A Special Olympics athlete gets the crowd involved as he prepares to kick a soccer ball at Special Olympics Montana President Bob Norbie at the closing ceremonies of the state summer games at Laurel High School Friday.

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Law enforcement and Special Olympics representatives

Law enforcement and Special Olympics representatives

Law enforcement and Special Olympics representatives enter the Laurel High School gym to retire the flame during the Special Olympics state summer games closing ceremony Friday.

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Closing ceremonies

Closing ceremonies

Laurel police detective Jason Wells and Stacey Johnston Gleason of Chester face the crowd as they retire the flame of the Special Olympics state games at Laurel High during the closing ceremonies on Friday.

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Retiring the flame

Retiring the flame

Laurel police detective Jason Wells and Stacey Johnston Gleason of Chester face the crowd as they retire the flame of the Special Olympics state games at Laurel High during the closing ceremonies on Friday.

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