Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes gearing up for summer games in Central Florida

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Hundreds of athletes are training in Osceola County with the hopes of nabbing a gold medal at this year’s Special Olympics in Orlando this summer.

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The athletes train year-round leading up to the Special Olympics, but Channel 9 got to a look at the hard work they’re putting in.

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More than 600 athletes from Team Florida are spending three days in Osceola County preparing for events such as basketball, volleyball, soccer and bocce.

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The Special Olympics are still looking for hundreds of volunteers. Click here to sign up.

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Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.