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Welcome, Special Olympics athletes

Congratulations to the Special Olympics for its 40 years in Kansas, and welcome to the athletes and families who will be in Wichita this weekend for the 2010 summer games. State law enforcement officers have been carrying the Olympic torch through 28 counties on their way to the opening ceremonies tonight at Cessna Stadium at Wichita State University. According to its website, Special Olympics Kansas touches the lives of about 5,500 athletes, helping them improve their physical fitness, acquire new skills, develop friendships and experience the job of sharing their talents. Its "athlete oath" is one that could apply to many of life's endeavors: "Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."