A sporting summer to savour for all

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IT’S not just in London where the sport is happening this summer.

There’s a full programme of events in Sheffield between now and the start of the Olympics. And plenty more beyond that as well.

Hundreds of athletes from around the world will be in the region preparing for the Games at training camps.

And there’s also the opportunity to watch world class sport, as well as take part in the occasional event or two yourself.

Snooker’s World Championship at the Crucible Theatre will begin proceedings this month with other highlights including city centre bike racing just a couple of days before the Olympics, the Olympic torch relay and mass participation road races in the form of the Sheffield Half Marathon, the Race for Life and the Great Yorkshire Run.

There is also a variety of swimming and diving events at Ponds Forge.

n April 21 - May 7: BetFred.com World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre.

n May 27: SIG Insulations Sheffield Half Marathon and Great Junior Fun Run.

n June 8-10: British Gas National Diving Championships (Olympic Trials) Ponds Forge.

n June 14-17: British Gas ASA National 50m Championships (Olympic Qualifiers) Ponds Forge.

n June 25-26: Olympic Torch relay.

n July 15: Cancer Research UK - Race for Life

n July 25: Sheffield Grand Prix City Centre Cycling.

n August 3-5: Fanzone 2012, Don Valley Stadium and Don Valley Bowl.

n September 2: Great Yorkshire Run.