For this first time in history, basketball players will be among the athletes competing in Red Deer for the Special Olympics Alberta Spring Games this weekend.

More than 650 athletes with intellectual disabilities are expected to participate in four official Special Olympics sports: five-pin bowling, 10-pin bowling, basketball and swimming.

Until now, basketball has only been a demonstration sport.

But as the CBC's Terri Trembath explores, it's not all about winning for the players in this sport.

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