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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Olympians to get warm welcome home

As the 2012 Olympics draw to a close, First Minister Carwyn Jones has announced a homecoming event for Welsh athletes who were part of Team GB.
A hero's welcome planned for Welsh members of Team GB

* Welsh Olympians will be welcomed home in style. 
The announcement comes as the world awaits the closing ceremony of the Games where the Olympic Flame will be extinguished, signalling the end of the event.
The Welsh Government and National Assembly for Wales are organising a joint welcome home celebration event for Welsh Olympians and Paralympians on the 14th September.
 The First Minister said: “Everyone in Wales can be truly proud of what our athletes have achieved as part of Team GB. Their determination and drive has been truly inspirational and made a huge contribution to Britain’s record medal haul.
“The UK can congratulate itself on what it has achieved at these Olympics, from the wonderful creative vision of Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony, through to the flawless sporting events themselves; these have been the greatest Games ever.
“Wales has played its part, from hosting the training camps of a number of nations ahead of Games, to welcoming the world to the Millennium Stadium for the 11 Olympic football matches. We have strong Welsh links to Team GB's world beating cycling team, who held some of their pre-Games training at the Velodrome in Newport.
“That is why we are organising a homecoming event in Cardiff for both our Olympian and Paralympic heroes on the Friday the 14th September. We will release more details of the event closer to the time, but I call on everyone who can to turn out and give them the welcome home they deserve.”

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