With 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and about 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games have once again been the largest sports and humanitarian event of the year.
Athletes have been competing in 25 different sports at venues throughout Los Angeles, including USC and UCLA.
As for the previous World Games, during the Los Angeles Games volunteer Healthy Athletes medical professionals from around the world have offered free health examinations to the athletes in several disciplines on the USC Campus.
In Los Angeles HealthOne was used to record health examination data in four disciplines: Fit Feet (podiatry), FUNfitness (physical therapy), Healthy Hearing (audiology) and Opening Eyes (ophthalmology).
Since 2003, the HealthOne has been made available as a charitable contribution to Special Olympics to record the health data gathered in the world-wide Healthy Athletes program http://www.specialolympics.org/healthy_athletes.aspx
Special Olympics uses HealthOne to record the health screening data from over 900 Healthy Athletes events each year, world-wide, including every US State and 100 other countries, into a single global HealthOne database.
With HealthOne Special Olympics has created the world’s largest and most comprehensive research database on the health of citizens with intellectual disability.