Game on for Olympic-style extravaganza

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Companies from across South Yorkshire are on their marks for a new Olympic-inspired athletics competition.

The first ever Sheftival Business Games takes place on Friday, August 3 at Don Valley Stadium and the English Institute of Sport.

The Games have been organised by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, South Yorkshire Sport and Sheffield International Venues.

Teams of up to ten people can take part in events including the 100 metre sprint, javelin, long jump, shot put and high jump.

There will also be what the organisers describe as “school sports day style events” such as an egg and spoon run, raft race, a welly throwing competition and sack race.

Kate Stephenson, Sheffield Chamber of Commerce events manager, said: “ The Sheftival Business Games is an opportunity for people to relive their favourite playground pastimes as well as enjoying some team building and competitive fun.”