The Special Olympics celebrate 50 years

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The Special Olympics officially turns 50 this year. The first National Games were held at Chicago's Soldier Field back in 1968, with only 1,000 athletes. The movement of inclusion now involves close to five million athletes from 172 countries. This Saturday, the Special Olympics will celebrate their anniversary on the Global Day of Inclusion. Olympic gold medallist Mark Tewksbury is the Chair of the Special Olympics Canada Board of Directors. He spoke with host Doug Dirks.

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