13th annual KSO kicks off with opening ceremony

Tatsuyuki Higa, the torch runner of the 13th annual Kadena Special Olympics, lights the KSO torch during the opening ceremonies on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 17, 2012. The Kadena Special Olympics is a one-day sporting and entertainment event with nearly 900 special needs athletes and artists participating in a day of competition, music and special recognition. Some of the events featured this year include: running events, wheelchair events, tennis, basketball, floor hockey demonstration, and many other track and field events. An art exhibit showcasing the artwork of 520 special-needs artists was open for viewing at the Risner Gym throughout the day. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Laszlo Babocsi)

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