Thank you to everyone who took the Expo Line to the Opening Ceremonies on Saturday night. It’s great to see the Olympic torch lit once again in Los Angeles — and it’s even better that it’s for the Special Olympics.
I spent a good chunk of Monday taking in several competitions at the Los Angeles Convention Center, which is a very short walk from the Pico Station shared by the Blue and Expo Line. Competitions are free, people! I watched speed skating, table tennis, power lifting, bocce and handball, which is a fast and fun mix of basketball and soccer.
Point of emphasis: do not underestimate the athleticism and talent on display this week.
Above are a few of the pics I took (click on a pic to see larger view). As regular readers know, I love black-and-white, which I think provides a timeless feel to the images. The photo of the Egyptian badminton player is my favorite. Criticism and comments on photos always welcome.
If you’re going to the Games, please see the Special Olympics website for info on schedules, venues and everything else. This earlier Source post includes a nice video from my colleagues Anna and Joe as well as info on venues, transit and the basics of taking Metro.
Events at the Balboa Sports Complex (Orange Line) and, of course, USC (Expo Line) are also very easy to reach via transit. I’ll be out and about at the Games throughout the week and hope to see you there.
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