Special Olympics British Columbia British Columbia

2013 SOBC Summer Games: In the News

Our thanks to the Langley Advance, Langley Times, and CTV British Columbia, sponsors of the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games, for sharing the stories of Special Olympics BC athletes, coaches, and families and spreading the word.

Langley Times

Official Games program

Special Olympics is truly special, July 17

Special memories made, July 15

Special Olympics Summer Games underway in Langley, July 12

'Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt', July 11

July 9 feature pages: Page 1 | Pages 2-3 (schedule) | Page 4

Magnusson ready for Games' big stage, July 10

Special Olympics 'a perfect fit', July 10

Special Olympics is 'our village', July 3

Sisters hoping to strike gold at Games, June 24

Special Olympics gives competitors a lift, June 17

Langley Advance

Swimmer pools B.C. medals, July 18

Games emotional, stirring, inspirational, July 15

Special Olympics BC Games are underway, July 12

Video of the Opening Ceremonies

Special Olympics Games begin, July 11

Participants competing on home soil, July 11

SOBC Summer Games by the numbers

July 9 feature articles

First aiders bring Games safety, July 2

Dad supports track athlete, June 20

Torch burns for Special Olympics, June 11

Brothers share love for basketball, June 4

SOBC lifters raising the bar high, May 28

Community rallying around 2013 Summer Games, April 30

Words on the 2013 SOBC Summer Games, April 30

Langley athlete wears many hats, April 30

Warriors put skills, sportsmanship on display, April 28

CTV British Columbia

Perry's Prospects caught up with the super SOBC – Sunshine Coast golf program. Among the great athletes and coaches in this program are golfer Lindsay Pearson and coach Chuck Bertrand who hit the links in the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games.

Other post-Games coverage

The Abbotsford-Mission Times caught up with Region 3 team leaders after the life-changing Games experience

Breakfast Television Vancouver named SOBC – Langley powerlifter Lee McCook their Athlete of the Week

The Campbell River Mirror covered the stellar results for the SOBC – Campbell River athletes and Editor Alistair Taylor reflected on the power of Special Olympics and the Games

The Campbell River Courier-Islander covered the 65 medals won by local athletes and featured the enthusiasm of medal-winning bowler Brayden Bridges

SOBC – Oceanside athletes were featured in The Parksville Qualicum Beach News for their Provincial Games performances

SOBC – Oceanside swimmer Jered Bertulis told the Oceanside Star about his recipe for success at the Games: practice and a good attitude

In the Coast Reporter, SOBC – Sunshine Coast athlete Michael Oswald wrote about the terrific Games results by local athletes: "Special Olympics is truly about what you can do, not what you can’t. The Games certainly brought this front and centre."

The Cranbrook Daily Townsman spread the word about the strong showing by the SOBC – Kimberley/Cranbrook and Region 1 athletes

Other pre-Games coverage

In The Vancouver Sun, New Car Dealers Association of B.C. President and CEO Blair Qualey encouraged everyone to check out the 2013 SOBC Summer Games, "a celebration of athleticism and consistent hard work and training that you don't want to miss"

2013 SOBC Summer Games in the spotlight in the Langley School District Foundation Student Success magazine

CHEK News catches up with SOBC – Victoria soccer players

Shaw TV's go! Vancouver meets SOBC – Langley bocce player Nicole VandeVelde and SOBC – Coquitlam athletics competitor Adam Advocaat

The Prince George Citizen features the 45 SOBC – Prince George athletes set to compete in Langley

The Coquitlam Now previews action for local athletes and at 10-pin bowling