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Gold medal games in four divisions of men’s basketball in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be played Friday at Galen Center.

The first of the four games will match Nigeria and South Korea at noon in a rematch of Thursday’s pool play game between the two teams, won by Korea, 26-20, to finish undefeated in pool play.

The other gold medal games will match Israel and Pakistan (3 p.m.), and United Arab Emirates and New Zealand and China and Great Britain (both at 4:30 p.m.)

Competition will conclude today in five sports — bowling, held at the Lucky Strike Lanes at L.A. Live; cycling on Aquarium Way in Long Beach; golf on the Wilson and Harding courses at Griffith Park; judo at UCLA’s Student Activities Center; and kayaking at Marine Stadium in Long Beach.

There will also be medal events in badminton, powerlifting, table tennis and the Italian sport of bocce at the Los Angeles Convention Center; equestrian sports at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center; gymnastics at UCLA; and swimming and track and field at USC.

Competition will also be held in team handball at the Los Angeles Convention Center; sailing off Belmont Pier in Long Beach; soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball at UCLA; and soccer at the Balboa Sports Center in Encino.

Admission is free to all events.

Competition will conclude through Saturday, including a 13.1-mile half- marathon on the streets of Long Beach. The closing ceremony will be held Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

—City News Service

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