Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield competes for sports event management award

The city of Sheffield has been included in a global shortlist of venues aiming to win a sports event management award.

The city is pitched against Shenzen, China; Melbourne, Australia; Dubia, UAE, Dusseldorf, Germany; Manchester and London.

Officials in the city said sporting events in 2011 had a value of £8m to the region's economy.

The city is home to the English Institute for Sport, has hosted snooker championships and World Student Games.

The awards ceremony is due to take place in London next week.

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