SJ8398 : Manchester Olympic Celebrations

taken 7 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

Manchester Olympic Celebrations
Manchester Olympic Celebrations
Hundreds of well wishers turned out on a bitterly cold, but otherwise fine, night for a celebratory party in the Albert Square to honour Manchester's Olympic and Paralympic athletes and a host of Games volunteers who travelled from the city to help the London events run smoothly.

Spectators saw volunteers and athletes from both events welcomed along a red carpet before they took to a specially erected stage as show highlights from the games were shown on a big screen.

Greater Manchester-based athletes won a total of nine Olympic golds, accounting for almost a third of the 29 Olympic golds won by Team GB, and 16 Paralympic golds.

The party, compered by BBC commentator Paul Dickenson (himself an ex-Olympic athlete), was concluded by a four-minute firework spectacular illuminating the Town Hall (LinkExternal link YouTube video).

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Date Taken
Friday, 26 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 October, 2012
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Sport, Leisure  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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WGS84: 53:28.7839N 2:14.6799W
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