City aims for sporting gold

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SHEFFIELD’S sporting facilities are among the greatest in the world - and that’s official.

The city has been named as one of the finalists in the International Sports Events Management competition alongside the likes of Melbourne, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Manchester and London.

Sheffield Council cabinet member for business Coun Helen Mirfin-Boukouris said: “We’re proud to be in the running for such a great accolade in the run up to the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.”