Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Olympics Homecoming Parade in Manchester

Monday 17th October saw our Olympic athletes parade down Deansgate and into Albert Square, and along the way they were greeted by the TV cameras and thousands of proud fans and supporters. And a downpour, of course. Me and my mum were two of the fans who came out for the Olympics Homecoming Parade.

We found a spot halfway down Deansgate, where we spotted Stuart Flinders from Northwest tonight doing a Piece To Camera. Then the parade made its way down the street, bookended by drummers and dancers, with a succession of articulated lorries carrying the Olympic and Paralympic athletes grouped by their sports. The floats were punctuated by gold Nissan Leafs, provided by the car brand who sponsored Team GB. Who do you recognise?

The Nandos chicken getting in on the action

Taekwondo gold medallist Jade Jones MBE

Taekwondo silver medallist Lutalo Muhammed

Radio 1's Mark Chapman interviewing the athletes

A great atmosphere (aside from the rain). Today the athletes are in London doing the same! The weather is likely to be better there. I wonder if there'll be any imposters in London?!

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