Special Olympics in Bath

Sporting events at the Special Olympics National Summer Games are underway in Bath.

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VIDEO: Flame of Hope at Opening Ceremony in Bath

This video shows the Flame of Hope arriving at its destination - the Opening Ceremony for the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Bath.

The torch has been on a long journey through the country, carried by athletes competing in the Special Olympics.

It was brought onto the stage at the Royal Crescent by competitors from the west country and passed to tennis player Thomas Mellor from Cheltenham who used it to light the cauldron signalling the start of the games.

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Preparations at Royal Crescent for Opening Ceremony

A rehearsal for the lighting of the Special Olympics flame in Bath on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: ITV News West Country
A rehearsal for the lighting of the Special Olympics flame in Bath on Wednesday afternoon. Credit: ITV News West Country

The flame left Bristol on Wednesday morning and carried to Bath.

Tennis player Thomas Mellor will use it to light the cauldron for the games on Wednesday afternoon.

ITV's Britain's Got Talent star Susan Boyle will be among those performing.

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