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Let the Games Begin!

"Today, all of you young athletes are in the arena. Many of you will win, but even more important, I know you will be brave, and bring credit to your parents and your country. Let us begin the Olympics. Thank you." Eunice Kennedy Shriver, a champion for children with disabilities, made these opening remarks at the first Special Olympics in Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 20, 1968.

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