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More than 2000 athletes coaches and officials compete in 11 events. The games wrap up Saturday

From left to right, Jake Hooper, of Comox, B.C., Guillaume Benard, of Shawinigan, Que., (205) Chris Dugas, of Kippens, N.L., and Robert Pipitone, of Newmarket, Ont., sprint from the start line during a 100m heat at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Robert Pipitone, second left, of Newmarket, Ont., jumps in the air before a 100m heat at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Iain Cheyne, second left, of , Calgary, Alta., jumps in the air before a 100m heat at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Brent Ulmer, of Edmonton, Alta., from left to right, Gabriel LaBrecque, of , Windsor, Ont., and Chris Briggs, of New Brunswick sprint down the track during a 100m heat at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Ian Sheppard, of Toronto, Ont., sprints past a cheering crowd during a 100m heat at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Matthew Bedard, of Manitoulin, Ont., clears the bar during the high jump final at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Jamie Pyette, of Manitoulin, Ont., lands after a successful jump during the high jump final at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Lindsay Kinnear, of Lumsden, Sask., soars through the air as she competes in the running long jump event at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Paul Perreault, of Timmins, Ont., competes in the powerlifting squat event at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.,DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Philip Brown, of Kentville, N.S., competes in the powerlifting squat event at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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Supporters from the Yukon wave flags and cheer as athletes compete in a 1500-metre heat at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C.DARRYL DYCK/The Globe and Mail

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