The Special Olympics National Games get underway in Bath next week with almost 2000 athletes descending on the historic city to participate in 12 sports. The event every four years is proven to improve the quality of athletes' lives.
As our sports correspondent Matthias Kurth reports, that is already true for a tennis player from the West Country.
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At its highest the number of homes without power across Devon and Cornwall topped 16,000 but slowly properties are able to switch on again.
Tomorrow the wind will strengthen again and there'll be heavy showers later on
The West Country has been battered by wind and rain all day. We've been sent lots of photos, here are some of the best.