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Special Olympics swimming games held in Edmond; Friday, Saturday competitions canceled due to weather forecast

Craig-Michael Redden, left, and Andrew Calhoun celebrate their first place tie during the Oklahoma Special Olympics swim competition in Edmond. [STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG HOKE, THE OKLAHOMAN]

Craig-Michael Redden, left, and Andrew Calhoun celebrate their first place tie during the Oklahoma Special Olympics swim competition in Edmond. [STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG HOKE, THE OKLAHOMAN]

EDMOND — The first day of the Special Olympics Oklahoma 2017 Winter Games included the swimming competition held Thursday at the J.L. Mitch Park YMCA competitive pool.

Friday and Saturday competitions were canceled because of the possible icy weather conditions and the large number of Special Olympics Oklahoma teams across the state who had canceled.

The 2017 Winter Games will not be rescheduled.

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<p>Cynthia Newton smiles after receiving her medal during the Oklahoma Special Olympics swim competition at the J.L. Mitch Park YMCA pool. [STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG HOKE, THE OKLAHOMAN]</p>

Cynthia Newton smiles after receiving her medal during the Oklahoma Special Olympics swim competition at the J.L. Mitch Park YMCA pool. [STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG HOKE, THE OKLAHOMAN]

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Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›

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