Special Olympics to draw nearly 1,000 to Troy - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Special Olympics to draw nearly 1,000 to Troy

MGN Online Photo Credit: Eric Wotila MGN Online Photo Credit: Eric Wotila
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Columbus resident turns 100

    Columbus resident turns 100

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:04 AM EDT2014-08-20 11:04:03 GMT
    A Columbus resident is celebrating a century milestone.       Lillian Johnson turned 100-years-old on Sunday, Aug. 17. She's the oldest living member in her family, and the next oldest will be 90 inMore >>
    A Columbus resident is celebrating a century milestone.       Lillian Johnson turned 100-years-old on Sunday, Aug. 17. She's the oldest living member in her family, and the next oldest will be 90 inMore >>
  • St. Francis Hospital takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    St. Francis Hospital takes Ice Bucket Challenge

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:56:07 GMT
    St. Francis Hospital in Columbus is taking part in the challenge. On Tuesday, President and CEO Robert Granger and other members of the hospital's leadership team stood by as the ice cold water streamed
    More >>
    St. Francis Hospital in Columbus is taking part in the challenge. On Tuesday, President and CEO Robert Granger and other members of the hospital's leadership team stood by as the ice cold water streamed down their backs.More >>
  • Uptown Columbus previews fall event series

    Uptown Columbus previews fall event series

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:53:03 GMT
    There will be plenty to do in Uptown Columbus this fall. Uptown Columbus announced their fall event series on Tuesday. Some events will be coming back this season, such as "Blues, Brew And Q," the popular
    More >>
    There will be plenty to do in Uptown Columbus this fall. Uptown Columbus announced their fall event series on Tuesday. Some events will be coming back this season, such as "Blues, Brew And Q," the popular concert series and the continuation of Saturday Market Days. More >>

TROY, Ala. (AP) - Nearly 1,000 athletes with intellectual and functional disabilities and about 350 coaches and chaperons will be in Troy on May 17-19 for the Special Olympics Alabama State Games.

Troy officials say competitions will be on the Troy University campus and at venues in Troy and Montgomery. The opening ceremony is set for 7 p.m. May 17 in Trojan Arena.

Officials say athletes will compete in 11 sports: swimming, gymnastics, equestrian, bowling, track and field, softball, bocce, power lifting, cycling, flag football and golf.

This is the seventh year Special Olympians have competed at Troy.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.