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First full day of Special Olympics underway

Athletes were welcomed at the opening ceremony Credit: ITV News

The first full day of competition is getting underway at the Special Olympics National Games in Sheffield.

Swimming, athletics and gymnastics are among the events taking place.

The Yorkshire team at the opening ceremony Credit: ITV News

Thousands of people gathered at Bramall Lane last night to welcome teams from across the country to the event.

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It is the largest disability multi-sport event in the country this year and will see athletes compete in 20 disciplines.

Thousands of people are expected to descend on the city for the event.