Special Olympics fall competition under way in Salt Lake

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SALT LAKE CITY -- The 2010 Special Olympics Fall Sports Classic is under way at the University of Utah.

Almost 800 athletes will compete in aquatics, bocce and basketball. There is also unified basketball, where athletes with and without disabilities play on the same team.

Special Olympics Utah was established in 1969 and today serves over 2,200 athletes statewide.

"Then people realize, as we like to say, these are not necessarily people with disabilities as much as people with different abilities. We like to focus on that positive," says Glenn Lanham, CEO of Special Olympics Utah.

The opening ceremonies for the Fall Sports Classic will be held Friday night at 7 p.m. in the Huntsman Center.

The games continue Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m. Competition is open to the public free of charge.

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