The Special Olympics World Games brought athletes and their families from around the world to UCLA. The week saw thrills, triumphs and plenty of fun and inspiration for everyone who took part or attended. The short video above by John Vande Wege of the UCLA Broadcast Studio captures the spirit of the games.

UCLA Newsroom provided extensive coverage of the World Games. Below is a sample of our stories. Check out our photo album on Facebook for some favorite memories of the Games.

Cory Hansen/Special Olympics
Rafer Johnson at Opening Ceremony.
Christelle Snow/UCLA
Volunteers welcome the delegation from Austria.
Reed Hutchinson/UCLA
UCLA Spirit Squad and cheerleaders from Maryland.

Stories posted on UCLA Newsroom: