Thursday, 23 August 2012

MELBOURNE WELCOMES OLYMPIANS

Yesterday, at Federation Square the City of Melbourne celebrated our Olympic Athletes who have returned form London. Hundreds of people turned out to cheer on their favourite athletes. Gold medal winners Anna Meares and Sally Pearson were the headline acts at Federation Square.

Sydney became the first Australian city to officially welcome home Olympic athletes on Monday, and Brisbane will hold a parade on Friday. Buoyed by the reception, star athletes in Melbourne say it has spurred them on to compete again at Rio in 2016.

The crowd got into the spirit of things by wearing blue wigs, waving boxing kangaroo flags and cheering loudly as the athletes filed past. Melbourne once again lived up to its name as the sporting capital of Australia.

This post is part of the Signs, Signs meme.








10 comments:

  1. What a wonderful celebration, Nick!! And well a
    deserved tribute! I love your photos, they really catch the excitement and fun!!

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  2. Looks like it was a great time.

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  3. a fabulous celebration! it looks like everybody was having a great time.
    love the blue wigs.:p

    Signs

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  4. A well deserved one for the achievers. Proud Australia!

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  5. These sorts of celebrations are great for Melbourne. So many smiles. Thanks for bringing this event to us Nick.

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  6. Melbourne? Australia's sporting capital?? HHHMMMmmm... not sure about that!! But I AM sure about your photo skills, so I've nominated you for Capture the Colour. See my blog for details if you're interested (PS you've got a WAY better chance of winning than me!)

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  7. Looks like a great day. It is quite an effort to break through the crowd to take images of the athletes.

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  8. I think a few hundred people greeted our athletes at the airport - but that is not nearly as much fun as this celebration welcome home.

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  9. Congrats to all the Australian athletes! Wonderful celebration.

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  10. wonderful celebration!
    love the girl in the last shot :)

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