Monday, August 20, 2012

Sydney, New South Wales —Earlier today, in the city’s central business district, the Australian Olympic Team were welcomed home in the first of a series of parades to be held in each Australian state capital.

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Thousands of Australians lined George Street, the city’s original high street, and in front of Town Hall. At the ceremony welcoming the atheletes home, Lauren Jackson received the key to the city, silver medallist Jessica Fox received a plaque from the Premier of New South Wales, Barry O’Farrell, and Libby Trickett reaffirmed her passion and desire to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Australia’s London Olympians signed and displayed an Olympic flag to be given to the Australian Paralympians for the upcoming 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.