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Special Olympics free on ESPN Player

July 22, 2015

ESPN Player will deliver the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games – starting on July 25th in Los Angeles, California – as a free channel available to all in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The 2015 Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football and many other summer sports involving athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world.

ESPN’s coverage of the World Games Opening Ceremony will mark the first-ever complete, live coverage of the spectacle and will bring viewers the Parade of Athletes, the lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron, as well as capture performances by Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne, O.A.R., Cody Simpson (featuring Special Olympics athlete Breanna Bogucki and YouTube sensation Madison Tevlin), Nicole Scherzinger, J Balvin, and the Reach Up LA theme song creator Siedah Garrett. It will also feature appearances by Jimmy Kimmel, Eva Longoria, Michael Phelps, Greg Louganis, Stephanie McMahon, Lauren Potter (among the most popular actresses with an intellectual disability) and others.

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