Special sendoff for Special Olympic athletes at Sea-Tac Airport

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SEATAC, Wash. - A group of Special Olympic athletes received a special sendoff Saturday at Sea-Tac Airport.

Washington's delegation for the 2017 Winter Special Olympics celebrated at Sea-Tac Airport before taking off to Austria, where they will compete against more than two-and-a-half thousand athletes from 106 different countries.

The group included athletes competing in cross-country skiing, snowboarding and alpine skiing.

Hear their heartwarming story in the video above.

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