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Track and field athletes build lifelong relationships through Special Olympics

Athletes competed in walking, running, long jump and softball throw events at the Hickman High School track on Sunday. 

FIFA World Cup investigation to be completed by next week

The ethics investigators are looking into allegations of bribery against World Cup-bidders Russia and Qatar.

Thousands attend Brazil's final training session before World Cup

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari made reference to 20,000 people watching on, but initial estimates by police said between 5,000 and 10,000 supporters were at the stadium.

Doctor: Luis Suarez will play in Uruguay's World Cup opener

Uruguay forward Luis Suarez had keyhole surgery on his left knee just 10 days ago, but his doctor Alberto Pan said the Liverpool forward is already training twice a day with the rest of the team, stretching his muscles and running without pain.

Special Olympics bowling team sets them up and knocks them down at Sunday competition

The NextStep For Life team was one of the many Special Olympics bowling teams that competed for medals at AMF Town & Country Lanes on Sunday.

Special Olympics athletes lift up one another

Eddie Blaylock trains three athletes who compete in the powerlifting competition at the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. Rose Quain, James Rennick and Dallas Griffin work to motivate each other in the physical sport, and were able to see their training pay off on Saturday.

Special Olympics gives identical twins chance to branch out

The 14-year-old Dittemore twins used to be inseparable. Now, Special Olympics allows them to explore their competitive sides.

Athletes, volunteers build character, confidence at Special Olympics powerlifting competition

Attending Special Olympics Missouri has inspired personal growth for both athletes and volunteers.

Swimmer raises thousands for Special Olympics Missouri team

With the help of family and supporters, Elizabeth "Libby" Waddell raised $4,090, more than double the required amount. Team Missouri will compete in the Special Olympics National USA Games in New Jersey on June 14-21.

Special Olympics swimmer began career with fun and games

It all started with fun, small games for Zane Zika, who won three gold medals at Saturday's Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games.

Pleasant Hope students battle the 'R-word' in Special Olympics Missouri video contest

Students at Pleasant Hope High School won an all-expenses-paid trip to volunteer at the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games for producing a video speaking out against the derogatory term known as the 'R-word.'

 

Brother supports Special Olympian as volunteer, partner

Over the past four years, Adam Alghalith has become a guardian and coach for his older brother Sami, who has Down syndrome, through volunteering in Sami's Special Olympics competitions.

Berg sisters push each other to gold at Special Olympics

ShyAnn Berg earned three gold medals during the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games on Saturday. But it took some encouragement from her sister, another gold medalist, to get Berg in the pool in the first place.

Volunteers a crucial part of Special Olympics

Numerous college and high school students volunteered to help make this year's Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games run smoothly.

 

Ronnie Lowe is 'pool shark,' track competitor

Ronnie Lowe has been a fierce competitor since he discovered track and field as an 8-year-old. Lowe participated in multiple track and field events at this weekend's Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games, and his team coach calls him "one of the nicest men you will ever meet."

Healthy Athletes Park provides health screenings for Special Olympics participants

Healthy Athletes Park, a Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games program providing a variety of health screenings for participants, aided athletes Saturday at Hickman High School. Professionals offered oral health, podiatry, hygiene and other examinations.

U.S. lacks toughest opponents in World Cup warmups

The U.S. soccer team struggled to find countries for exhibition games prior to the World Cup. The team will face No. 39 Turkey and No. 44 Nigeria in its remaining exhibition matches.

Special Olympics opening ceremonies full of joy, laughter

Athletes and coaches gathered Friday at Hickman High School for the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games opening ceremony.

SEC hands out record $309.6M for 2013-14

Southeastern Conference revenue remains on the rise. It should make a major jump next year following the launch of the SEC Network. The SEC will distribute a record $309.6 million in revenue to its 14 member institutions.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympics open in Columbia

Special Olympics Missouri kicked off Friday, with athletics events in the afternoon and opening ceremonies scheduled for the evening at Hickman High School.

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