Special Olympics World Games: Southern California host cities announced

The host cities for the upcoming 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Southern California have been announced.

Delegates from around the world will spend three days and nights in communities across Southern California before they move into the athlete villages at University of Southern California, Los Angeles and University of California, Los Angeles.

The following communities are confirmed to host the delegates:

Alhambra: Germany (shared with Monterey Park and Lincoln Heights)
Anaheim: Canada (shared with Orange), Senegal
Arcadia: Kyrgyz Republic, Trinidad & Tobago
Azusa: South Africa (shared with Duarte and Glendora)
Bakersfield: Jordan, Kenya
Beverly Hills: Gibraltar, Monaco
Big Bear Lake: Chile, Luxembourg, Montenegro
Burbank: Botswana, Zimbabwe
Calabasas: Great Britain
Camarillo: New Zealand, Saudi Arabia
Carson: Dominica, Palestine, Turkmenistan
Cerritos: Slovenia, Turkey, Uruguay (shared with Lakewood)
Chatsworth: Serbia
Chino Valley (Chino and Chino Hills): Laos, Poland
Claremont: Bolivia, Curaao, Georgia Republic, Latvia
Corona: Iran, Slovakia
Costa Mesa: Aruba, Bahamas, Malawi
Downey: Ireland
Downtown Los Angeles: Algeria, Moldova, Colombia
Duarte: South Africa (shared with Azusa and Glendora)
El Segundo: Barbados, Uzbekistan, FYR Macedonia
Fountain Valley: Netherlands
Fullerton: Lebanon, Rwanda, Tunisia, Ukraine
Glendale: Armenia, Bonaire, Dominican Republic
Glendora: South Africa (shared with Azusa and Duarte)
Goleta: Bhutan, Panama, Qatar
Hacienda Heights: Belarus, Bosnia, Tanzania, Timor-Leste
Hawthorne: Estonia, Nigeria
Hermosa Beach: Belgium, Belize
Huntington Beach: Australia
Inglewood: Jamaica
Irvine: Korea
La Habra: Lithuania, Myanmar, Norway
La Jolla: Bharat (India)
La Mirada: Russia
La Verne: Pakistan, U.S. Virgin Islands
Laguna Hills: Cayman Islands, Syria (shared with Lake Forest)
Lake Forest: Cayman Islands, Syria (shared with Laguna Hills)
Lakewood: Slovenia, Turkey, Uruguay (shared with Cerritos)
Lincoln Heights: Germany (shared with Alhambra and Monterey Park)
Long Beach: China
Manhattan Beach: Hungary, Nepal
Mission Viejo: Indonesia, Spain
Monterey Park: Germany (sharing with Alhambra and Lincoln Heights)
Mountain Communities of Lake Arrowhead: Switzerland
Newport Beach: Mexico, Fiji
Northridge: Azerbaijan, Malta, Vietnam
Ontario: Iceland, Iraq, Seychelles
Orange: Canada (shared with Anaheim)
Oxnard: Afghanistan, American Samoa, Kosovo, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga
Palm Springs: Bahrain, Portugal
Palmdale: Cyprus, St. Lucia
Pasadena: Namibia, Singapore
Pomona: Isle of Man, Libya
Poway: Ecuador, Togo
Rancho Cucamonga: Cte d'Ivoire
Rancho Santa Fe: Brunei, Bulgaria, Uganda
Redlands: Austria, Liechtenstein
Redondo Beach: Benin, Haiti, Suriname
Reseda: Hellas (Greece) (shared with Tarzana and Woodland Hills)
Riverside: Sweden
San Diego Downtown: Albania, Burkina Faso, Finland, Mali
San Diego East County (El Cajon): Egypt, Hong Kong
San Diego Golden Triangle (La Jolla and University City): Costa Rica
San Diego North County (Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach): Ghana, Swaziland, Thailand
San Diego South County (Chula Vista, Coronado and National City): Argentina, Puerto Rico
San Luis Obispo County (Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo): Bangladesh, Cambodia
San Pedro: Croatia, Kazakhstan
Santa Barbara: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, St. Kitts & Nevis
Santa Clarita: El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Malaysia, Philippines
Santa Maria: France, Mauritius, Republic of Congo
Santa Monica: Brazil, Romania
Santa Monica Mountains: Israel
Simi Valley: Peru, Serendib (Sri Lanka), Zambia
Solvang: Denmark
South Pasadena: Morocco, Paraguay
Studio City: Cuba, Czech Republic
Tarzana: Hellas (Greece) (shared with Reseda and Woodland Hills)
Thousand Oaks: Mongolia, San Marino, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Tajikistan
West Covina: Nippon (Japan)
West Los Angeles: Italy
Whittier: Macau
Winnetka: Venezuela
Woodland Hills: Hellas (Greece) (shared with Reseda and Tarzana)

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