Tuesday, 18 October 2016

London - Trafalgar Square event celebrates Rio 2016 athletes

GB's women's hockey team pose with their gold medals

Team GB's women's hockey team claimed a first Olympic gold
Britain's Olympic and Paralympic stars are being honoured with a celebration in London's Trafalgar Square later.
It follows the victory parade in Manchester on Monday when thousands of supporters lined the streets to cheer on the victorious teams.
Team GB won 67 medals in Rio, two more than they gained at London 2012, while the Paralympians won 147 medals - 27 more than four years ago.
The "Heroes Return" event in Trafalgar Square takes place from 13:00 BST.
Members of the successful Paralympic GB teamImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionTeam GB Paralympians won 147 medals
GB medal breakdown
London mayor Sadiq Khan said: "We are going to put on a fabulous celebration in Trafalgar Square of the achievements of our athletes in Rio.
"They have inspired millions of people. I'm incredibly proud of their exploits and they deserve nothing less than a real heroes' return in the heart of the capital."
Max Whitlock (left) and Nicola AdamsImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionGold medallists Max Whitlock (left) and Nicola Adams were the first Team GB athletes off the plane when it arrived back from Rio
Team GB won 27 gold medals at Rio 2016Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionTeam GB won 27 gold medals at Rio 2016
Many of the athletes will travel down from the parade in Manchester to attend, along with others - such as Tom Daley, swimming star Adam Peaty and cyclist Jody Cundy - who were unable to take part on Monday.
all the athletes on stageImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionManchester was chosen for the first parade to reflect the contribution made by athletes from across the UK