TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (WZZM) -- You don't have to go to Sochi, Russia to see exciting competition. Winter Olympics games are taking place this week right here in Michigan.
The Special Olympics Michigan State Winter Games are going on in Traverse City this week.
About 900 athletes from all over the state, including West Michigan, are competing in a number of winter competitions. They include skiing, snow-shoeing, speed skating, and figure skating.
The athletes have been training for months in hopes of winning bronze, silver or gold. The games continue through Friday afternoon.