The opening ceremony of the Special Olympics at University of Washington's Husky Stadium (KOMO News) SEATTLE -- The Special Olympics 2018 USA Games are officially underway after a star-studded opening ceremony Sunday at University of Washington's Husky Stadium. Through July 6, thousands of athletes from across the country will compete in 14 sports at various venues across the Puget Sound. On Sunday, the athletes poured into Husky Stadium surrounded by cheers as they get ready to compete for gold. "It's one of the greatest things I've ever done," said Chris Artiach, who is competing in golf for Idaho. Phylis Tolva and her family were at the opening ceremony in support of her son Rhett, who is competing in the games for the first time after decades of playing ball. "43-years-old. It's his turn to be a rock star," Tolva said. The focus for some might be on winning, but every athlete is here to prove that anything is possible and the love of the game is what's most important. … [Read more...] about Special Olympics kicks off with opening ceremony in Seattle
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Alex Biese Asbury Park Press Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 This has been one incredibly eventful year at the movies — and it's only the end of June. As we approach the halfway point in 2018, we're taking stock of the year that's been so far at the movies. From gripping character dramas to crowd-pleasing superhero action, there's been a little something for everyone on the big screen this year. And to be fair, as much as we've tried to view every film that's been released in 2018 there are only so many hours in the day, so if you can't find your personal favorite on this list it may just be because we haven't had a chance to watch it yet. These are the 10 best movies we've seen at the movies this year — so far. 1. A Fantastic Woman This is why we go to the movies. "A Fantastic Woman," director Sebastian Lelio's Chilean drama, is a work of revelatory, radical empathy. The film — which already took home the Best Foreign Language … [Read more...] about The best movies of 2018 so far: Black Panther, A Quiet Place and beyond
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Special Olympics Montana Summer Games photos galore! Photos from many events of athletes from across the state and of volunteers of all ages. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Kristen Inbody, [email protected] Published 10:11 p.m. MT May 17, 2018 | Updated 2:29 p.m. MT May 18, 2018 Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 2018 Montana Special Olympics Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Special Olympics Montana Summer Games, Thursday cycling … [Read more...] about Special Olympics Montana Summer Games photos galore!
Erie native Ryan Zapolski shared his fondest moments from his first Winter Games in February. Victor Fernandes @ETNFernandes Ryan Zapolski's two and a half weeks in Pyeongchang, South Korea, were a blur. Yet, he remembers every moment of it.Now that the Erie native has returned home after a memorable hockey season, he can reflect on his time as the No. 1 goaltender for the United States men's Olympic team."There were so many little things that I will always remember," Zapolski, 31, said.Memories on the ice were shared with his hometown and the world. Others he shared with nine family members and friends who made the nearly 7,000-mile trip to South Korea to watch Zapolski represent his country during the 23rd Winter Games in February.Zapolski, a Cathedral Prep and Mercyhurst University graduate, shared the best moments from his Olympic experience earlier this week:Star-studded opening nightZapolski waited for Opening Ceremonies to begin in a large room alongside the biggest names … [Read more...] about Erie’s Zapolski savoring Olympic experience at home
A biker takes a jump on the Dirt Jump Zone track at the new bike park at Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park in San Jose, California, on Saturday, April 14, 2017. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, center, California State Assemblymember Ash Kalra, right, and Trailhead Cyclery owner Lars Thompson, left, cut through the ribbon with their bikes during the opening ceremony for the new bike park at Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park in San Jose, California, on Saturday, April 14, 2017. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Bikers ride the Dirt Jump Zone track at the new bike park at Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park in San Jose, California, on Saturday, April 14, 2017. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group) Naman Patel, 3, of Milpitas, takes a ride on the Advanced Pump Track at the opening of the new bike park at Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park in San Jose, California, on Saturday, April 14, 2017. (LiPo Ching/Bay … [Read more...] about Long-awaited BMX park opens in San Jose