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Special Olympics boosted Sheffield's economy by £1.4m

Shefffield's time hosting the Special Olympics National Games last week boosted the city's economy by an estimated one point four million pounds.

The Special Olympics were held in Sheffield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Organisers say this figure is from spending on venue hire, accommodation and travel for athletes, and is expected to rise once spending in the city's restaurants and shops is taken into account.

Over 2,600 athletes with learning disabilities took part in the Games.

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