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Swinging hard and jumping to new heights

July 23, 2010

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Photo by: Micah Rhodes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Sam Huffman, a Maryland Special Olympics athlete, swings over the block during a volleyball match at Abbott Sports Complex.



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Volleyball match brings tough competition

July 22, 2010

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Team Maryland and Team Texas compete in the unified volleyball competition at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.

Photo: Amanda Schutz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Cancer survivor takes bronze in men’s freestyle

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Kyle Russell, 16, Saint Mary’s County, Md., won a bronze medal in the men’s 50-meter freestyle finals on Wednesday. Russell, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was four, has undergone several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatment to eliminate two more tumors. Russell made his high school swim team as a freshman this year, with no special considerations by his coach.

Video: Billy Schammert, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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Athletes show their pride at Opening Ceremony

July 20, 2010

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The Special Olympics flag being raised during the Opening Ceremony Sunday afternoon
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Photos arranged by Chelsey Criner at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Find pictures of your state: (all photos are by students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Alabama
Photo by Andrea Evers
Alaska
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Arizona
Photo by Dora Lopez
Arkansas
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California
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Colorado
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Connecticut
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District of Columbia
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Deleware
Photo by Emily Sallach
Florida
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Georgia
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Idaho
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Illinois
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Indiana
Photos by Andrea Evers
Iowa
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Kansas
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Kentucky
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Louisiana
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Maine
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Maryland
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Massachusetts
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Michigan
Photo by Andrea Evers
Minnesota
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Mississippi
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Missouri
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Montana
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Nebraska
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Nevada
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New Hampshire
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New Jersey
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New Mexico
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New York
Photo by Andrea Evers
North Carolina
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North Dakota
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Ohio
Photo by Dora Lopez
Oklahoma
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Oregon
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Pennsylvania
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Rhode Island
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South Carolina
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South Dakota
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Tennessee
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Texas
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Utah
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Vermont
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Virginia
Photo by Emily Sallach
Washington
Photo by Andrea Evers
West Virginia
Photo by Chelsey Wahlstrom
Wisconsin
Photo by Emily Sallach
Wyoming
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Lifters power ahead in Games

Athletes Christy Robinson of Alabama, Kiri Less of Maryland, Shale Erickson of North Dakota and Joni Langley of Arkansas dazzle the crowds.

Video: Emily Sallach, UNL Edited by: Pat Radigan, UNL



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Marylander salutes fans

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Lesedi D’Andrea-Penna, representing Maryland, gives a warm hello to fans.
Photo: Marlenia Thornton, University of Nebraska-Lincoln



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High energy ignites the Special Olympics

July 19, 2010

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Olympians get ready for the Games’ opening ceremonies

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