Justin Bieber Cheers On Canada’s Special Olympics Athletes At Opening Ceremony In L.A. – WATCH VIDEO
Justin Bieber made a special gesture for the Special Olympics athletes from his native Canada at the opening ceremonies on Saturday at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The singer was on hand to cheer the Canadian delegation as they joined the 6,500 athletes from 164 other countries from around the world. Dressed in a plaid shirt, white T-shirt, black pants, and a white fedora, Bieber led the athletes in a cheer of “Let’s go Canada, Let’s go Canada!” Check out the video below.
Bieber was just one of several celebrities at the opening ceremony, though he came in an unofficial capacity. Avril Lavigne and Stevie Wonder were among the performers, and Jimmy Kimmel addressed the crowd, telling the Special Olympians, “You remind me of how deeply lazy a man I am.” Noting California’s drought, Kimmel also cracked that the Olympic flame “will truly burn forever because we don’t have the water to put it out.”
Founded in 1968 by President John F. Kennedy’s sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, this year’s Special Olympics will run for nine days, and athletes will compete in 25 different sports. Check out the video below of Justin Bieber cheering on the Special Olympics athletes from Canada, and tell us what you think.
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