Young patients see the flame

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Patients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital were treated to a personal viewing of the Olympic flame as it was brought on to a ward in a lantern.

Lord Sebastian Coe was on hand to welcome the flame.

He said: “To me personally this is a massive day because it’s the city I was brought up in. Everything that really mattered in my athletics career took place in this city.

“My coaches, my local athletics club, my inspiration to even join the athletics club was from two competitors in this city - John and Sheila Sherwood, who won medals in the 1968 Olympic Games.

“This is a city which is very close to my heart.”