Athletes compete in Special Olympics Kentucky Summer Games

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RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)- It’s an exciting weekend in Richmond.

More than 15-hundred athletes from across Kentucky are facing off at the summer games at Eastern Kentucky University.

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Events include track and field and swimming.

But it’s not all about the competition.

Coaches say it’s also about making friendships.

SOT<Greg bar nerd – barren county coach 11 sec they look forward to this every year. It’s exciting for them. They get to show their talent, they have fun. And the main thing we try to teach them is it’s not about winning or losing… It’s about having fun.”>

Organizers say this year’s games are one of the biggest yet.

It’s the 23rd year EKU has hosted.