'A REAL HEROES' RETURN' Huge victory parade in Manchester kick starts Olympic home coming celebrations for Team GB, as 200,000 fans are expected to tu
‘A REAL HEROES’ RETURN’ Huge victory parade in Manchester kick starts Olympic home coming celebrations for Team GB, as 200,000 fans are expected to turn out – The Sun
THE OLYMPIC home coming celebrations will kick off today with a huge victory parade featuring hundreds of medal-winning heroes and over 200,000 spectators. The parade is set to be one of biggest bashes the country has seen and will celebrate the staggering success of Team GB and Paralympic athletes in this summer’s Rio Games.
Around 350 contestants will attended including now-retired champ Jessica Ennis-Hill, gold medal flyweight boxer Nicola Adams and the Brownlee brothers Alistair and Jonny, who scooped gold and silver in the triathlon. [View Article]
Rio 2016: Manchester parade for Olympic and Paralympic stars – BBC News
Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic stars will parade through Manchester later to celebrate their record-breaking performances at Rio 2016. The procession, described by Prime Minister Theresa May as a “celebration fit for heroes”, will begin at the Museum of Science and Industry at 16:30 BST and end in Albert Square. More than 150,000 people are expected to line the route of the parade. London will have its own celebration on Tuesday in Trafalgar Square.Team GB set an Olympic record in Rio 2016 by winning 67 medals – two more than they managed at London 2012. The Paralympians also bested their previous performance with 147 medals – 27 more than four years ago. [View Article]
Olympic and Paralympic victory parades to be held in Manchester and London on October 17 and 18 – The Daily Mail
Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic stars will be honoured with back-to-back victory parades in Manchester and London, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has announced. The events, which will take place on October 17 and October 18 respectively, will celebrate the achievements of Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes who landed a total of 91 gold medals between them.
Crouch said: ‘The achievements of Team GB and ParalympicsGB made the whole country proud so it is only right that we host fitting celebrations to mark their incredible performances in Rio. [View Article]