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Sport Man Utd v Leicester Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium (pictured). SUNDAY 27 The Opening Ceremony show will be hosted by three big name stars – Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, F1 broadcaster Suzi Perry and football pundit Chris Kamara. West Brom v Stoke Liverpool v Arsenal Tottenham v Burnley Athletics FRIDAY 4 – SUNDAY 13 World Championships – London TUESDAY 8 – FRIDAY 11 Additional entertainment on the night will be provided by the Rationale Theatre Company and will see local talented Yorkshire based artists including ‘Under the Stars’, ‘Team Power Stilts’, ‘Aim To Dance’, ‘Kansaze African Dancers’, ‘Chinese Lions Dance’, ‘Team Katalyst’ Dance & Gymnasts and the ‘ParaCheer’ Cheerleaders. Special Olympics GB National Games – Sheffield Special Olympics Great Britain has chosen the city of Sheffield to host the 10th National Games. It will be the largest sports event to take place in GB for people with an intellectual (learning) disability. They are a major undertaking involving many months of planning, organisation and fundraising. They involve the recruitment and training of a large number of volunteers and officials. Also at Special Olympics GB’s Opening Ceremony will be James Toseland – former double World Superbikes Champion turned rock music artist – who will be performing ‘We’ll Stop at Nothing’, the 2017 Official Special Olympics National Summer Games Anthem. The song has been released with all profits going to the charity to support athletes with learning disability. This will be the second time that the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games have been held in Sheffield – the last time was in 1993. Iconic singer Tony Hadley from 80s New Romantic group Spandau Ballet will be headlining at the Opening Ceremony for the games on the evening of Tuesday 8th August at Continued on page 54 45