Manchester Olympic Celebrations 26th October 2012 :: Shared Description

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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by David Dixon
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SJ8398 : Olympic Firework Display, Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Olympic Celebration, Manchester by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Olympic Celebrations, Manchester Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Town Hall, Firework Display by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Olympic Celebrations by David Dixon
SJ8398 : 'Team Manchester' Olympic Celebrations, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Fireworks, Manchester Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Firework Display, Manchester Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Team Manchester, Albert Square by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Olympic Fireworks, Manchester Town Hall by David Dixon
SJ8398 : Manchester Town Hall, Olympic Fireworks by David Dixon


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Created: Sun, 28 Oct 2012, Updated: Mon, 29 Oct 2012

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