Sunday 25 February 2018

Video: Enthusiastic Team Ireland volunteers arrive in LA ahead of Special Olympics

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With the Special Olympic World Games to get underway tomorrow, Team Ireland volunteers arrived in Los Angeles ahead of the global event.

The squad of 88 athletes and 40 coaches has left Ireland with dreams of bringing home gold and maybe meeting some celebrities in LA earlier this week, and the enthusiastic volunteers have joined the sporting stars today.

The team will be in good company for the opening ceremony in the LA Coliseum on Saturday alongside 7,000 competitors from all over the world.

Ireland will be led out by John Treacy, who won a silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, actor Colin Farrell and Claudine Keane.

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