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Special Olympics Games underway in New Jersey

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The 2014 Special Olympics USA are underway in New Jersey. There are 9 Austin-area athletes competing in the events this year and they will compete against thousands from across the U.S.

Special Olympic athletes from Delaware and California spent an intense afternoon on the courts at the college of New Jersey locked in a fierce rivalry.

Basketball is just one of a number of athletic competitions that got underway during the 2014 Special Olympic USA games Monday.

Special Olympic athletes hit home runs in baseball, scored goals in soccer and played tight matches on the tennis courts.

These games are about much more than the final score. These competitions give those with intellectual disabilities a chance to feel included.

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