Special Olympics World Games 2015: Google celebrates with animated Doodle

The games kick off today, and Google's marked the occasion with a doodle

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Today's Google Doodle marks the start of the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games, which have kicked off today and will run until August 2.

The animated athletes in the Doodle are shown kicking balls, lifting weights and swimming as they take part in the games.

The 2015 games take place in Los Angeles, and will see 7,000 athletes travelling from more 170 countries to take part.

Just to make the whole thing an even bigger deal, it's the largest sporting event to take place in LA since the 1984 Olympics.

The Special Olympics World Games take place every two years, and allow athletes with intellectual disabilities to represent their countries in sport.

It will features 26 Olympic-style events in venues throughout the Los Angeles region, and Michelle Obama will be attending the opening ceremony.