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Culture Olympics. Culture Olympics in Tudor Square picture shows... Captain Fred  propels  Bradley and Shannon Dexter down the runway.
Culture Olympics. Culture Olympics in Tudor Square picture shows... Captain Fred propels Bradley and Shannon Dexter down the runway.
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WHEELCHAIRS, unicycles, a samba band at full volume - they all did a lap.

So did members of Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind, Lord Mayor Sylvia Dunkley and Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus.

Hundreds of people completed a 100m lap of a running track laid down in Tudor Square in a host of weird and wonderful ways.

The aim was to do 2,970 to complete the equivalent of the 297km from Sheffield to the site of the Olympic stadium in Stratford, east London.

The ‘By Any Means’ event was held as part of celebrations to mark the start of the one-year countdown to the Games.

Doug Edwards, leader of Sheffield Samba Band, said: “Samba is traditionally played on the move so this was perfect for us. In fact I think it should be an Olympic sport, we would win gold every time.”

Coun Dunkley and husband John, who are both singers, joined the Philharmonic Chorus to do their lap.

She said: “So many people wanted to get involved and go down the track in different ways. They have really risen to the occasion.

“I want to thank those people taking part. People have given up their time to join in and that’s the spirit of the Olympics.”

Natalie Lakin, aged 29, of Wheels in Motion, a dance group for wheelchair users, said they did a Samba routine on their lap.

Richard Johnson, of the Arts Service at Sheffield Council, said events were being held all over the country to mark the start of the one year countdown.