The Special Olympics National Games get underway in Sheffield this week.

The national competition features events for both children and adults with learning disabilities.

The opening ceremony takes place at Bramall Lane, home of Sheffield United Football Club, on Tuesday.

2,000 athletes will take part in twenty sports, supported by 1,000 volunteers and officials and 10,000 family members.

Chasing dreams

Broadcaster Suzi Perry, best known for fronting Formula 1 and MotoGP tv coverage, is thrilled to be jointly hosting the opening ceremony.

"The Special Olympics does incredible work inspiring and motivating people from around the country to follow their dreams of competing at a national level,” Perry said.

“It demonstrates how powerful sport can be, not only for those taking part, but their families and friends too.”

"Yorkshire is a real powerhouse of sport so there is no better place to host four days of sporting excellence than in Sheffield.”

“I’d encourage everyone reading this to get their tickets booked and join us for what will be brilliant entertainment."