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Special Olympics GB's Sheffield 2017 National Summer Games logo unveiled

National Summer Games 2017 logo Image copyright Special Olympics GB

The logo for Special Olympics GB's 2017 National Summer Games has been unveiled.

About 2,500 athletes with learning disabilities are expected to take part in the five-day event in Sheffield.

The flourishing tree emblem is said to represent "confidence, passion, joy, and skill" and "mirror the city's green credentials and the growth of Special Olympics GB and its athletes".

It was created by Sheffield companies Test Creative and Glue.

The games will take place between 7 and 11 August 2017, with the opening ceremony scheduled to take place on 8 August at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane stadium.

Tom Barker, creative director at Test Creative, said designing the logo had been a "unique opportunity to work with a fantastic and growing charity"

The National Summer Games are held every four years. Sheffield first held the event in 1993.

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