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July/August: Langley hosts pair of major events

An athlete flexes his muscles for the crowd during the opening ceremonies at the Special Olympics B.C. Summer Games. More than 1,100 athletes competed in Langley at the Games back in July. - Gary Ahuja/Langley Times
An athlete flexes his muscles for the crowd during the opening ceremonies at the Special Olympics B.C. Summer Games. More than 1,100 athletes competed in Langley at the Games back in July.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times
Langley played host to a pair of major competitions over the summer.
In July, the Special Olympics B.C. Summer Games came to town, with more than 1,100 athletes going for gold.
The two-day event featured thousands of fans in the stands and 1,200 volunteers working to make sure the Games ran smoothly.
“The courage with which these athletes competed … there is no limit to the try these athletes have,” he said. “It is just full on, full throttle, raw competition and it was just a remarkable thing to watch,” he said.
And the following month, saw the Royal Canadian Legion youth track and field championships bring 1,000 of the top track and field athletes between the ages of 12 and 17 from across the country to compete at McLeod Athletic Park.
The event will be back in Langley again in August 2014.
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