I was able to squeak away from work in time to catch some swimming Tuesday afternoon at the Special Olympics World Games at USC, which is served by THREE Expo Line stations. As would be expected, a lot of talent, heart and no quit was on ample display along with athletes from every continent (plus Iceland!) participating.
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. The competitions are free; no tickets are required.
Events at the Los Angeles Convention Center (Blue and Expo Lines’ Pico Station) 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.
I know there’s a lot of buzz about L.A. vying for the 2024 Summer Olympics but let me gently suggest that these Olympics are in the here and now and thousands of athletes and their families from across the planet have worked very, very hard to make it to Los Angeles this year and oftentimes reached deep into their pockets to do so. If you can make it to the Games, I’m sure your support would be appreciated — and I expect that you’ll have a very, very good time.
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