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Our thanks to the Langley Advance, Langley Times, and CTV British Columbia, sponsors of the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games, for sharing the stories of Special Olympics BC athletes, coaches, and families and spreading the word.
Special Olympics is truly special, July 17
Special memories made, July 15
Special Olympics Summer Games underway in Langley, July 12
'Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt', July 11
July 9 feature pages: Page 1 | Pages 2-3 (schedule) | Page 4
Magnusson ready for Games' big stage, July 10
Special Olympics 'a perfect fit', July 10
Special Olympics is 'our village', July 3
Sisters hoping to strike gold at Games, June 24
Special Olympics gives competitors a lift, June 17
Swimmer pools B.C. medals, July 18
Games emotional, stirring, inspirational, July 15
Special Olympics BC Games are underway, July 12
Video of the Opening Ceremonies
Special Olympics Games begin, July 11
Participants competing on home soil, July 11
SOBC Summer Games by the numbers
First aiders bring Games safety, July 2
Dad supports track athlete, June 20
Torch burns for Special Olympics, June 11
Brothers share love for basketball, June 4
SOBC lifters raising the bar high, May 28
Community rallying around 2013 Summer Games, April 30
Words on the 2013 SOBC Summer Games, April 30
Langley athlete wears many hats, April 30
Warriors put skills, sportsmanship on display, April 28
CTV British Columbia
Perry's Prospects caught up with the super SOBC – Sunshine Coast golf program. Among the great athletes and coaches in this program are golfer Lindsay Pearson and coach Chuck Bertrand who hit the links in the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games.
Other post-Games coverage
The Abbotsford-Mission Times caught up with Region 3 team leaders after the life-changing Games experience
Breakfast Television Vancouver named SOBC – Langley powerlifter Lee McCook their Athlete of the Week
The Campbell River Mirror covered the stellar results for the SOBC – Campbell River athletes and Editor Alistair Taylor reflected on the power of Special Olympics and the Games
The Campbell River Courier-Islander covered the 65 medals won by local athletes and featured the enthusiasm of medal-winning bowler Brayden Bridges
SOBC – Oceanside athletes were featured in The Parksville Qualicum Beach News for their Provincial Games performances
SOBC – Oceanside swimmer Jered Bertulis told the Oceanside Star about his recipe for success at the Games: practice and a good attitude
In the Coast Reporter, SOBC – Sunshine Coast athlete Michael Oswald wrote about the terrific Games results by local athletes: "Special Olympics is truly about what you can do, not what you can’t. The Games certainly brought this front and centre."
The Cranbrook Daily Townsman spread the word about the strong showing by the SOBC – Kimberley/Cranbrook and Region 1 athletes
Other pre-Games coverage
In The Vancouver Sun, New Car Dealers Association of B.C. President and CEO Blair Qualey encouraged everyone to check out the 2013 SOBC Summer Games, "a celebration of athleticism and consistent hard work and training that you don't want to miss"
2013 SOBC Summer Games in the spotlight in the Langley School District Foundation Student Success magazine
CHEK News catches up with SOBC – Victoria soccer players
Shaw TV's go! Vancouver meets SOBC – Langley bocce player Nicole VandeVelde and SOBC – Coquitlam athletics competitor Adam Advocaat
The Prince George Citizen features the 45 SOBC – Prince George athletes set to compete in Langley
The Coquitlam Now previews action for local athletes and at 10-pin bowling