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Australian Olympians receive heroes' welcome in Sydney parade

08-20-2012 11:50 BJT

SYDNEY, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- Australian Olympians are gathering at Circular Quay in Sydney central business district (CBD) for their first welcome home parade in the city since arriving back from London, local media reported on Monday.

George Street and surrounding roads have been closed for the parade scheduled for noon (local time) on Monday.

The Sydney parade is the first of a number that will be held around the country.

Australia's Olympic athletes are excited about the parade.

"I've got some friends and family who are coming out to watch and it's going to be a lot fun," sailor and silver medal winner Nina Curtis told the Australian Associated Press (AAP).

Silver and bronze medalist, swimmer James Magnussen said it would be great to get out there and say thank you to her supporters.

"If I can see some fans and put some smiles on faces that will make my day," sailing gold medalist and closing ceremony flag bearer Malcolm Page told AAP.



Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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