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Special Olympics in Bath

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

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Special Olympics Flame of Hope heads to Bath

Susan Boyle is due to sing at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics summer games Credit: Mark Pinder/PA Wire

The Flame of Hope - the Special Olympics summer games torch will make its final journey in Bristol today, ahead of the opening ceremony in Bath tonight.

The games will see 1,700 athletes with learning difficulties compete over three days at the University of Bath.

The torch will be used to light the cauldron at the opening ceremony at the Royal Crescent which features a performance from Susan Boyle and local artists Clare Teal and Clyve Waite.

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