BOSTON (CBS) – More than 2,200 athletes from around Massachusetts will be in Boston this weekend for the 2011 Special Olympics Summer Games.

The games will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Harvard and Boston University.

They’ll be competing in track and field, swimming, power lifting, tennis, volleyball, and other sports.

Read: Special Olympics Schedule

The Special Olympics has been using sports to empower and encourage people with intellectual disabilities for more than 40 years.

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This year’s Massachusetts games will also include various health care screenings for participants and a law enforcement convoy at which officers will award medals to the Special Olympics athletes.


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