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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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Susan Boyle performs at opening ceremony

Susan Boyle on stage at the Royal Crescent last night. Credit: ITV News West Country

Sporting events at the Special Olympics National Summer Games get underway in Bath later today.

Last night there was an grand opening ceremony with an appearance by Susan Boyle.

More than 1700 people will compete in twelve sports over the next three days.

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