Our Greatest Team: Athletes' Parade Live


Our Greatest Team: Athletes' Parade Live

Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the Athletes' Parade, a celebration of the 800 athletes who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and Paralympics.


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Wonderful hearing that and seeing those titles once more. The action

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is all over now at the Olympic Park but there's still one big final

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celebration to be had today on the streets of London. Hello, everyone.

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It's good to be back. Welcome to the Athletes' Victory Parade. With

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the Games now officially over, the pride of Team GB and Paralympics GB

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will make their way from the heart of the city in a few minutes' time,

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ending here in a grand finale outside Buckingham Palace. Friends,

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family, VIPs, and volunteers have been invited and are already

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arriving here to grab the best positions. And in fact, crowds are

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already filling up Trafalgar Square, which is going to be one of the

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best places to catch a glimpse of their sporting heroes and to salute

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them for their part in London 2012. Against the best athletes in the

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world, Team GB won 65 medals, 29 of them gold, and finished an

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impressive third in the medal table. For the paragon paeans - 34 gold

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medals with a total medal haul of 120. A truly magical summer of

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sporting achievement. -- for the Carolyn peons. -- Paralympians.

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every athlete waiting, ready to take part in these Games, welcome

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to London. There is no such thing as a standard run-of-the-mill human

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beings but we share the same human spirit. She has destroyed Harome

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world record and won gold again. For creativity can take many forms

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from physical achievement to theoretical physics. What we are

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seeing right now is that dreams do come true. There is a truth to

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sport, a purity, a drama, and intensity. The spirit that makes it

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irresistible to take part in and irresistible to watch. London 2012

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will inspire a generation. Is it enough? Yes, it is for Sarah Storey.

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In every Olympic sport, there is everything that matters in life.

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Humans stretched to the limit of their abilities, living for the

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moment but making an indelible mark on history. The champion becomes a

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legend. The Games provide an opportunity for afraid to excel and

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become outstanding in their field. My fellow countrymen, I say thank

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you, thank you for making this possible. Jessica Ennis is the

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Olympic champion, best all-round athlete in the world. I have never

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been so proud to be British and to be part of the Olympic movement.

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This is our time. One day we will tell our children and our

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grandchildren that when our time came, we did it right. Let's

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celebrate excellence, friendship and respect. Good luck to you.

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Incredible memories and well be reliving all those amazing moments

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with the athletes and their friends and families throughout the next

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two and a half hours. We've got Olympic silver medallist Colin

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Jackson in the studio with us. Colin, what's your favourite

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memory? I think I already know. are absolutely right. This is no

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Farah's 10,000m. I lost my voice courtesy of this performance.

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you had another one to do a week later. We will see so many of the

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stars over the next few hours, but it is wonderful to see the crowds

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packing the streets and the support has been immense. It has. From the

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torch relay itself, when so many people turned up just to see the

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cauldron that, and now to see the success of the team and giving them

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a final wave goodbye. A final thank you. Now the parade is just about

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to start. We've got reporters out all along the route but guiding us

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through this afternoon in the commentary box are Huw Edwards,

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Hazel Irvine and eleven-time Paralympic gold medallist, Tanni

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Grey-Thompson. Thank you, Gabby. It is the final

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chapter in the story of London 2012. We are in the heart of the city of

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London, that is the official residence of the mayor. We can pay

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tribute to the stars of the Games, more than 700 athletes will be

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taking part in the parade today, riding on twenty-one floats past St

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Paul's Cathedral where quite a considerable crowd has already

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gathered. We are looking forward to a splendid afternoon, a fitting end

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to what has been a wonderful summer. With me, Tanni Grey Thompson and

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Hazel Irvine. What are you looking forward to? A massive celebration,

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for the athletes to say thank you. Without their friends, family, and

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volunteers, this couldn't have happened. Hazel, we are just

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waiting for the initial flourish, the initial trumpet fanfare at the

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Mansion House, and just a sense of what you are looking forward to.

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Today's is the last hurrah, a chance to celebrate their

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sensational achievements over the summer and to acknowledge what they

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have done in the theatre of sport and what they have done for

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everyone around Great Britain and Northern Ireland. That negativity

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that some people felt has been replaced by pride and soaring

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enthusiasm, and admiration for the can-do spirit that London 2012

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organisers have shown everyone is capable of in this country.

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parade will begin very shortly. John and Sonali are here.

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There are 21 floats lined up, featuring the athlete who have

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entertained us so regally, and we are on the athletics float.

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streets are lined all the way down. This is the first time Team GB have

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got together like this since the end of the Olympics, but

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Paralympics GB, because the ceremony only ended 48 hours ago,

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there have been some very bleary- eyed athletes. We will be

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interviewing as many medalists as possible. Excuse me, can you hang

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on to this please? It is the Mobot! He has given me his job here.

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have the lord mayor of the city of London surrounded by some of the

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state trumpeters, who are ready to sound a fanfare, and some people

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waiting patiently, and just a few of them in a vested interest in the

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success of this afternoon's events. That is Jody Cundy who had a

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controversial Paralympic Games, with the glasses on his head. He

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came away with a medal, not the gold medal he wanted but a lot of

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people admired the way he conducted himself in the end in the Velodrome.

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Standing by, a magnificent livery of the state trumpeters of the Life

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Guards and they have been chosen for this, today. Look at Le crowd,

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dominating this part of the crossroads in the city of London,

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the Royal Exchange, and mansion house itself. We can see the

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western flank of the Bank of England. It is Princes Street, past

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the familiar: Switch receipt on the news so often, and up to the Royal

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Exchange here on the left-hand side, round to the mansion house itself.

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What we can expect this afternoon - Katherine Grainger there, enjoying

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the event already and it is not even under way yet. They will have

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to hold on to those railings as the event progresses, at two mph.

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is an a Anna Watkins and Catherine the Great as they are calling her.

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A lot of shirts and ties out there. John had a dig it people who should

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be sorting out the economy, maybe the bankers do deserve a lunch

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break, enjoying what is a very special event today. For the people

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watching at home today or round the UK, the nice thing about this

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summer is that it has been a you can -- a UK wide Games. Yes, there

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are athletes from every part of the country that has contributed

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towards the medals success. One of the great things that came out of

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the Paralympics was this huge crowds. We didn't expect those

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numbers and their athletes will be so pleased to see it completely

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packed. 20, 30 yards in little alleyways, people are coming out to

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support the athlete and that means a lot. Life as an athlete is pretty

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boring, you spend your whole life training and your family put up

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with so much from you. Some of them will be back in training next week.

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In fact some of them already under way. We saw Bradley Wiggins and

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Mark Cavendish taking part in cycling. So many athletes will be

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crammed on to these 21 floats. Before the Games, many opted not to

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take part to conserve their energy, so this is a chance to see more

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than 90% of the medal winners. Some are already back in competition,

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and we wish won gold medallists - Andy Murray, the very best tonight

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at the US Open tennis final. certainly do, and a magnificent

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scene, where we can see the geographical layout of this part of

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the city of London. People lining the route up towards St Paul's

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Cathedral and waiting for the parade to begin, which should be

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within the next few minutes. know you have joined the pantheon

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of sporting greats when you only need to have one name and we know

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who people are talking about. Hello! What are your impressions of

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this? For it is unbelievable, the amount of people who have come out

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here to support. I have great memories of the Games, but to see

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this, the crowd for me personally, without them I wouldn't have

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achieved what I achieved. Two gold medals and two children within the

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space of a week - how would you compare the emotions? Very

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different, but it has been unbelievable. I managed to give

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them one of beach which is the important thing. I haven't had much

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sleep. What about your postboxes - have you got two? At the one in

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Teddington is my local one, and the other day I was driving past and

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literally turning round the corner, opened the window of my car and did

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the Mobot. There was a kid with her mum and her mum was holding on to

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her on top up the post box. She saw No better way to get this parade

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under way, listening to Mo Farah, sharing his enthusiasm as the

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trumpeters signalled that the first floats are on the move.

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We caught a glimpse a short while ago of the very stylish head of

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this parade, because we have got some performers from the dancing

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group, and we will be seeing more of those. While we are talking

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about Mo, we should congratulate Mo and his wife, the two children John

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was referring to, twin girls. There indeed is Mo. Clearly, good things

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continue to happen to the Farah family on Saturdays!

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I think they're going to call them the Mo-tots, by the way. This great

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parade to celebrate London 2012 is under way. There we have our first

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proper glimpse of the dancing lions. They will be leading the way,

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behind, of course, the outriders and the horses of the Metropolitan

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Police. A good moment there to reflect on the contribution they've

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made to the security and smooth running of the Games during the

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month of August. They will be at the head of this

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section. Tom Daley clearly enjoying himself.

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I think it's fair to say that this is the kind of pace we can look

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forward to, a gentle, 2mph to get us to Buckingham Palace within

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about 90 minutes. We see some of our three day eventers. There is Mo

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again. You are right, after the furious pace of the Olympics 2mph

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is just about fair. It gives the crowd a chance as well. Really all

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these people have turned out to get a good look. Some of them will not

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have been to the Olympic Park, they will not have been to the venues

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themselves. So it's their first chance to see some of these Olympic

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stars in the flesh and that's something they really want to do.

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The crowd is extraordinary. I don't know why we should be surprised,

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after the amazing numbers of people that we have seen over the last few

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weeks, something like 12 million ticket holders from both Games. 2.7

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million attended the Paralympics and 34 venues around the United

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Kingdom all absolutely jam-packed. There is Johnny Peacock. He

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silenced the crowd almost, he held his fingers to his lips and

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immediately there was silence. was authority. Really that was a

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sense of the crowd wanting to give him every chance and every

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advantage and yes, the impact on the crowd was dramatic, wasn't it?

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When he won the crowd was chanting. Mike said in all the Olympics, he

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had not heard that level of support. That was Thriller Thursday they

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were calling it, with David Weir and Hannah Cockroft as well, two

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gold medals in the wheelchair events and she was such a dominant

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force in that wheelchair racing. Back to float number one. Bear with

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us, we will dip into lots of sections of the parade as we go

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along. There are 21 floats. They're arranged alphabetically. We caught

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a glimpse of float number 10. Now we are back to number one. We will

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be able to spot lots of stars. There is one, Nicola Adams, the

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first women boxing champion after that amazing day at ExCel Centre

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with Katy Taylor of Ireland taking gold in the next fight. Those who

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were there will always remember that day. The Joyce they generated

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-- noise they Joan rated I think could be heard in every part of the

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United Kingdom. Steph Reid there. She competed in the long jump.

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Another glimpse of a precious medal. Worn there by Johnny Peacock.

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Trained by Dan, who trained Greg Rutherford, as well. It's been a

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wonderful day indeed for all these athletes and that's the first gold

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medal in canoe slalom. Wonderful to see them relax and soaking up the

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applause of the crowd here. This is just the start, Hazel. The

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crowds are going to get bigger as you get to Trafalgar Square. Vicky

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Pendleton wearing her gold and silver medals. We understand,

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whisper it, Strictly Come Dancing might be next. You never know.

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This post-Games parade is a tradition. It started after the

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2004 Athens Games and I think it's anticipated by organisers here to

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be perhaps one of the greatest national celebrations in the

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capital in modern times. Clearly we had the Queen's Diamond Jubilee,

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the Olympic torch relay, but this could be set to exceed records. I

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mentioned Greg Rutherford, there he is. There are four athletics floats.

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That astonishing Saturday night. That really kicked off the party,

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didn't it? There is Tom once again. It's a great two-way process at

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this point, because lots of photos being taken on either side. Because

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they want to record the experience. They want to record the fact that

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this is a great final chapter in this wonderful summer. Tom's very

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popular. He shouldered so much anticipation and pressure. He was

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the poster boy, if you like of the Games. I did read Plymouth Argyle

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owner has paid for all post boxes to be painted gold and bronze in

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honour of Tom. There is Gemma Gibbons. Apparently they're going

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to be situated outside Home Park in Plymouth but you can only use them

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to post messages of congratulations to them. We have just seen the

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equestrian float go past with Lee Pearson. And Natasha Baker and

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Sophie Christianson. An amazing performance for the team of

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equestrian. Just to explain the stage of the parade for you now,

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and we will enjoy lots more of the scenes as we go along. The first

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floats are still passing through that square in front of the Mansion

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House and the Bank of England. They're making their way gently

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down towards Cannon Street and Queen Victoria Street to St Paul's.

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Our job today brings a new meaning to the term talent-spotting,

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doesn't it? There's plenty of it on show. Unprecedented success for

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Team GB and of course Paralympics GB as well. The most number of

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medals ever won in the Paralympics by Paralympics GB and unpress

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departmented success -- unprecedented success. We see the

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Brownlee brothers, one Yorkshire family winning gold and bronze.

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There he is, the main man, Sir Chris Hoy. He is sporting two gold

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medals which he claimed in the team sprint and the keirin bringing his

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overall tally to six and the one silver, don't forget that. Surely

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one of the most memorable sequences, not just because of his formidable

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achievements but wonderful images of his parents watching that

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triumph, barely able to watch. has put them through the mill,

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David and Carole. It was worth it. I don't think they're complaining,

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though! I do hear, Huw, that Sir Chris will be honoured as a Freeman

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of the City of of -- Edinburgh and The Lord Mayor of the City of

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London, surrounded by members of the City of London Corporation,

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Port of Alderman. These are the Boydy -- bodies in charge of the

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administration of the City of London. Lots of them have been in

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existence for centuries. They are wishing the teams well as they make

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their way along. That's Josie Pearson. It's one of the Welsh gold

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medals. She She is now competing in field events.

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The parade is looking fantastic. The crowds, why would we ever doubt

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they would not be ten-deep? The support has been immense. I am

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delighted to say that Lord Coe, somehow has summoned the energy for

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one last day. Cow sleep for a year for tomorrow. This is a a fitting

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end and a wonderful end. Isn't it it lovely. Has there ban moment in

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the last seven, eight, nine years where you have thought the cynicism,

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the worries about security, the worries about all the kind of extra

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periphery things that go on, you thought might be right? The honest

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answer is no, I never doubted it because the people that have helped

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us do this have been proud and passionate and it doesn't matter

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where they live, whether it's in northern Scotland or Cornwall.

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People have got this. You are right, we wouldn't doubt that they would

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be out ten-deep today. They were out ten-deep after we came back

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from Beijing. That didn't even take place in our own backward. -- back

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yard. 15 million people have watched the torch. We get it.

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Paralympics has been a magnificent success and it really has, as you

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say, the attitudes of people watching has changed dramatically

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the way we look at anybody with a disability and the performances

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were so incredible. How do you think that will man test itself --

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manifest itself going forward? don't think we are ever going to

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see sport the same way in this country again. I certainly don't

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think we are going to view disability. I quoted one of our

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Games-makers last night in the closing remarks, Emily, a second

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year student in east London, wheelchair basketball player, was

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committed enough to want to help at wheelchair fencing and she came out

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with a lovely statement. She said to me, it's lifted the cloud of

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limitation. The story isn't anywhere near complete. I am not

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sad today because I think the best - if I am being honest, I think the

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best stuff lies ahead now. Let's bring it on to the legacy, Colin,

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you were there seven years ago in Singapore and that was one of the

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key elements to that bid, it was about going forward. When we were

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in Singapore and talking about the bid and going through it and you

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yourself were really passionate about the legacy side of it, can

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you explain what it really means to you? I have a rough idea, but what

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does it mean to you? Originally it meant to winning trite stage the

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Games. -- the right to stage the Games. The first legacy is the

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delivery of two great Games and I am not marking our own homework

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today but I think we have pretty much delivered on that. We said we

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wanted to use the Games to transform east London, I don't

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think anybody could seriously question that. We wanted primarily

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to get more young people in sport. That will always be the bigger

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challenge. But my goodness, you know, you tell me a time in the

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history of this country where we have had a better opportunity to do

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that than starting right here today celebrating the best athletes that

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have ever put on a British shirt? Indeed they have and that brings us

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on to honours. Should every athlete with a medal automatically then get

:27:49.:27:54.

a gong? That's a challenging question, because I chair a

:27:54.:27:59.

committee. What's been agreed is that there will be a separate list

:27:59.:28:03.

which is right. These are the decisions, these are discussions

:28:03.:28:08.

that will still take place but clearly it's a massive - there is a

:28:08.:28:12.

massive celebration and how do you distinguish between anybody that

:28:12.:28:21.

has hit the heights in the last few weeks? Let alone work out who is on

:28:21.:28:25.

the... Rome was only built in a day! What are you going to be doing

:28:25.:28:30.

in a year's time? I have no idea. Really. I can't tell you that.

:28:30.:28:34.

sitting next to you now and I know you for a long time. You really

:28:34.:28:38.

seem proud. Have you - try and explain the sense of pride that you

:28:38.:28:44.

are really just showing. I am incredibly proud. I am incredibly

:28:44.:28:49.

proud to have witnessed what a nation with pride and passion and

:28:49.:28:53.

purpose and partnership has achieved. I don't want to get

:28:53.:28:57.

overly romantic about it but can you imagine if we - one of the

:28:57.:29:02.

legacies that we have to drive forward is the partnerships that

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have been created around the delivery of the Olympic and

:29:06.:29:09.

Paralympic Games, not just in London but in every town, village,

:29:09.:29:14.

city, even hamlet in the UK. Keep that pride, keep that passion.

:29:14.:29:17.

Let's start challenging some of the other things that we thought we

:29:17.:29:20.

would never be able to do. Keep the togetherness and smiles on our

:29:20.:29:24.

faces as well and that sense of achievement that doing this

:29:24.:29:29.

together together, this is what you can do. The parade goes on and Huw

:29:29.:29:39.
:29:39.:29:40.

will tell us where we are up to, no We are reaching the area of St

:29:40.:29:44.

Paul's Cathedral, leading on to Trafalgar Square, where there will

:29:44.:29:51.

be an enormous crowd waiting. A very strong message from Sebastian

:29:51.:29:55.

Coe talking about legacy, underlining the fact that this is a

:29:55.:30:00.

very real thing with gym clubs and all sorts of sporting organisations

:30:00.:30:05.

across the country reflecting a surge of interest. There has been a

:30:05.:30:10.

massive surge of interest and one of the challengers is that no other

:30:10.:30:18.

city talked about legacy before the Games started. We talked about the

:30:18.:30:21.

bid to unlock we wanted the Games to bring, and it is about changing

:30:21.:30:27.

the culture of sports participation. The elite side matters, but it is

:30:27.:30:32.

also about encouraging people to be fit and healthy and the elite side

:30:32.:30:37.

comes out of that. This inspires hundreds of thousands of people to

:30:37.:30:43.

think differently about how they participate. A as the parade slowly

:30:43.:30:49.

makes its way along this famous route which is used in so many

:30:49.:30:53.

ceremonial occasions along the years, let's have a reflection on

:30:53.:31:00.

some of the big Paralympic names and their efforts and achievements.

:31:00.:31:06.

On super Saturday Great Britain won six gold medals in that other-

:31:06.:31:12.

worldly evening in east London. We can see Rebecca Adlington going

:31:12.:31:17.

past on the float. Then we marvelled at the Paralympic gold

:31:17.:31:23.

medals from John Lee Peacock, Hannah Cockroft, David Weir and

:31:23.:31:27.

Richard the Lionheart. We can see Ellie Simmonds here. The Olympic

:31:27.:31:37.
:31:37.:31:40.

Stadium was chock-a-block every day Finishing with a flourish. David

:31:40.:31:50.
:31:50.:31:51.

Weir, we salute you. If Christine Ohuruogu,, a sterling effort to get

:31:51.:31:59.

the silver medal. Very good indeed from Robbie Grabarz. The margin of

:31:59.:32:09.

the victory is massive, it is like watching Usain Bolt. Peacock takes

:32:09.:32:19.
:32:19.:32:24.

Greg Rutherford is the Olympic champion. Jessica Ennis is the best

:32:24.:32:31.

all-round athlete in the world. Mo Farah at his kicking hard, has he

:32:31.:32:38.

got enough? He is going for it. Mo Farah for Great Britain - it is

:32:38.:32:48.
:32:48.:32:53.

cold! -- gold! This man of his superhuman, David Weir. What a

:32:53.:33:02.

remarkable 11 days in your life. hasn't sunk in yet. I need to go

:33:02.:33:06.

home, spend some time with my family, watch my races back and

:33:06.:33:11.

look back at what I have done and what I have achieved. I need to

:33:11.:33:15.

look at my Twitter feet and Facebook and everything else, all

:33:16.:33:21.

of these messages saying I am this and that, soon be human, and

:33:21.:33:29.

amazing. Some people are saying my 1500 was the best race they have

:33:29.:33:32.

seen in their life and it was a great honour to be in the stadium,

:33:32.:33:37.

and when you read things like that it is unbelievable. When I picked

:33:37.:33:47.
:33:47.:33:49.

up the paper on the train this more page headline said "Weir on the

:33:49.:33:56.

beer", I hope you got one last night. I had a few with team-mates

:33:57.:34:00.

after the closing ceremony because I have not celebrated with them so

:34:00.:34:06.

it was nice. Let me bring somebody else on this particular float who

:34:06.:34:11.

you might recognise - Jessica, this is the end of an extraordinary year

:34:11.:34:18.

for you. It has been an incredible year, ending it on this massive

:34:18.:34:24.

hike in London with an amazing team, with this crowd for one last time

:34:24.:34:29.

has been incredible. You have had a few weeks to reflect. Are you most

:34:30.:34:35.

proud that in the run-up to the Games when you could have been

:34:35.:34:38.

deflected by being the poster girl of the Games, you never lost your

:34:38.:34:42.

focus and the thing that mattered the most was winning the gold medal.

:34:42.:34:48.

That was most important to me and I tried so hard to not be distracted,

:34:48.:34:53.

to focus on my training and I knew that if I did that I would put

:34:53.:34:57.

myself in the best position possible. It is the most amazing

:34:57.:35:02.

feeling to know that I pulled that together and I did it and I am just

:35:02.:35:08.

enjoying every minute now. Have you been here a track since? Yesterday

:35:08.:35:13.

with my training partner Louise, and we did a few runs just to keep

:35:13.:35:17.

the body ticking over. Otherwise I have been relaxing and enjoying

:35:18.:35:24.

life. It is difficult to some more how the parents feel of any of

:35:24.:35:30.

these athletes but perhaps I am not exaggerating to say the proudest

:35:30.:35:35.

parents have got to be Jessica Ennis's parents. What has it been

:35:35.:35:42.

like? The whole summer has been brilliant. We have really enjoyed

:35:42.:35:46.

everything about it. The what has it been like for her since winning?

:35:46.:35:51.

It's there was a lot of pressure on her but now she's back down to

:35:51.:35:56.

earth and loving it, enjoying everything. A Alison, what has it

:35:56.:36:00.

been like for you? Presumably everyone you know has been ringing

:36:00.:36:06.

your phone to say well done? It is quiet for a bit, then you bump into

:36:06.:36:13.

someone you haven't saying and it starts all over again. She has done

:36:13.:36:23.
:36:23.:36:24.

well, she has done us prowled. well? She has done better than that.

:36:24.:36:29.

Yes, she has had a little holiday with her fiance, she's back now,

:36:29.:36:33.

and she's getting ready to go back to training now and start again.

:36:33.:36:39.

How was it for you watching her when she's competing? It is awful.

:36:39.:36:45.

The hurdles are the worst thing for me because I know it can end. One

:36:45.:36:48.

mistake and it is all over. A nervous time but it has been

:36:48.:36:53.

exciting. What does today mean to you? It is a celebration of the

:36:53.:36:59.

whole Olympics and Paralympics, it has been fantastic. I know

:36:59.:37:04.

everybody here has enjoyed every minute and it has been great to

:37:04.:37:12.

enjoy the crowd and the athlete. missed Beijing, but here we are in

:37:12.:37:19.

London. Let me say on behalf of everyone, well done to you because

:37:19.:37:25.

I know what parents go through as well. Thank you. Matthew Pinsent,

:37:25.:37:30.

asking the questions. A man who put his parents through the male as

:37:30.:37:36.

well in the last few years. Jessica Ennis is now a Freeman of the city

:37:36.:37:43.

of Sheffield, she has had a stand at Bramall Lane named after her.

:37:43.:37:47.

Her postbox is right next to Sheffield City Hall, round the

:37:47.:37:53.

corner from the Crucible, and I will make sure I popped a letter in

:37:53.:38:02.

there when we are back for the World Championships. There is no

:38:02.:38:08.

further, doing the Mobot to his adoring fans. These are the members

:38:08.:38:13.

of the archery team lining up. What a magnificent scene - St

:38:14.:38:18.

Paul's Cathedral, having been cleaned, looking magnificent, and

:38:18.:38:23.

there we have the dancing lions leading the way with the marching

:38:23.:38:29.

band. 40 members of that band providing a lot of entertainment,

:38:29.:38:34.

and signalling to the crowds ahead with their music and dance that the

:38:34.:38:39.

parade is approaching. There you have the gentle slope down the hill

:38:39.:38:45.

towards Fleet Street itself. There is the inimitable Lee Pearson from

:38:45.:38:52.

the Paralympics dressage - a gold, silver and bronze, one shy of Tanni

:38:52.:38:59.

Grey Thompson's joint record of 11. I am hoping he will do another four

:38:59.:39:03.

years, he really deserves this. There is a wonderful photograph of

:39:03.:39:13.
:39:13.:39:14.

Jessica Ennis and Richard Whitehead. He is an incredible athlete.

:39:14.:39:19.

Richard Whitehead's 200m was the moment of the Paralympics for me,

:39:19.:39:24.

it was extraordinary. That salute emulating his hero Chris Hoy,

:39:24.:39:34.
:39:34.:39:41.

This is the second section of the parade here. Moving on, and now

:39:41.:39:47.

moving along swiftly to catch up with some of the midway floats,

:39:47.:39:57.
:39:57.:39:59.

number 13 of 21 just approaching St Paul's. Ice saw Tom Aggar in the

:39:59.:40:09.
:40:09.:40:14.

background there. -- I saw. This is the official national parade in the

:40:14.:40:19.

city, but over the last few days I'm sure you've all been aware on

:40:19.:40:24.

local radio and news and reading in the different local papers, a lot

:40:24.:40:28.

of that Paralympians will be experiencing that as we see these

:40:29.:40:32.

gamesmakers and the contribution they have made, but I think there

:40:32.:40:40.

has been a bunfight as to the amount of gold and postboxes, 90

:40:40.:40:47.

that the last count. The postboxes have been saying please leave the

:40:47.:40:57.
:40:57.:40:58.

painting to us! There is Jonathan Fox with his gold medal. You can

:40:58.:41:02.

just see Nick Dempsey with this sunglasses on after his silver

:41:02.:41:06.

medal in the wind surfing. Windsurfing will not be included in

:41:06.:41:11.

the Rio Games and he might try his hand at the event that will replace

:41:11.:41:21.
:41:21.:41:25.

it, and that his kite -- is kite surfing. The most successful

:41:25.:41:32.

Olympic sailor in the world, Ben Ainslie. On days like these, does

:41:32.:41:42.
:41:42.:41:42.

it make you think I could go to Rio? If it is for inspiring stuff.

:41:43.:41:52.
:41:53.:41:58.

-- it is for awe-inspiring. I just need to get through this. Royal

:41:58.:42:02.

Mail had to give in and give you two postboxes because one of your

:42:02.:42:10.

fans got arrested for spray- painting one. Yes, back home in

:42:10.:42:15.

Lymington, one of the locals took it upon himself to get involved. He

:42:15.:42:23.

got into trouble, but everyone was great. The whole nation has been so

:42:23.:42:27.

proud of every one of the athletes and it is very proud for the whole

:42:27.:42:37.
:42:37.:42:41.

nation. Howl is Rita - that is not his girlfriend, it is his boat! You

:42:41.:42:47.

have four Olympic gold medals, you want to go on and win the America's

:42:47.:42:52.

Cup, how was that coming on? I came back from the States yesterday and

:42:52.:42:58.

that is what I have been focused on. It is a long way off, but that is

:42:58.:43:03.

the next goal. I can do that and then come back to the UK.

:43:03.:43:08.

certainly don't do things by halves. That is a major international

:43:08.:43:14.

sporting trophy. At the oldest sporting trophy in the world and

:43:14.:43:18.

probably the only one we have never won so it is about time we changed

:43:18.:43:26.

that. Ben Ainslie, modest and enthusiastic, the man who was

:43:26.:43:31.

famously made angry during the Games and that led to big things.

:43:31.:43:41.
:43:41.:43:47.

Don't make him angry! That battle against the great Dane, Hough

:43:47.:43:52.

Christiansen, and he became the greatest sailor in Olympic history.

:43:52.:43:57.

And with more plans to come, which is the astonishing thing. Indeed,

:43:57.:44:02.

and after carrying the flag in the closing ceremony he said at the

:44:02.:44:05.

time the sport was wrecking his body, he probably wouldn't go

:44:05.:44:15.
:44:15.:44:28.

forward to Rio, but now he said he That's the table tennis float going

:44:28.:44:32.

past. It's been a really good performance for table tennis, I

:44:32.:44:42.
:44:42.:44:45.

think they performed above their expectation. We are all here

:44:45.:44:50.

sharing in the ep thaous afpl for the stars who have won medals, but

:44:50.:44:55.

for lots of people, of course, these people deserve medals too.

:44:55.:44:59.

They are what we call the Games- makers for thousands of volunteers

:44:59.:45:04.

who helped make it happen, Hassle. There are 14,000 who have been

:45:04.:45:09.

given ringside seats here along the Mall and into the actual area where

:45:09.:45:13.

the finale of this will take place. They've been given the best tickets

:45:13.:45:17.

with soldiers, ceremony performers, emergency service personnel and

:45:17.:45:22.

some London school kids, and quite rightly, they'll get the best

:45:22.:45:25.

places to stand and watch and the best seats. There is a special

:45:25.:45:29.

section along the Mall that's reserved for the Games-makers.

:45:29.:45:36.

They're all here. Very quiet, as usual! This is Abbey, Louise and

:45:36.:45:39.

Annette. Where were you volunteering? Volunteering in the

:45:39.:45:42.

park operational centre at the Olympic Park itself. And how was

:45:42.:45:47.

the Games experience for you? Amazing. Absolutely incredible. It

:45:47.:45:51.

was a chance in a lifetime and it was great to be part of it. Louise,

:45:51.:45:53.

what do you think it is about volunteers that's made it so

:45:53.:45:58.

special? We are a great bunch of people. We scream loudly, cheer

:45:58.:46:08.
:46:08.:46:09.

cloudly but also work loud as well and enjoy it. What was the

:46:09.:46:16.

highlight for you. I saw the Weirwolf and Hurricane and Peacock

:46:16.:46:20.

in the stadium. How do you sum up the Games experience to people who

:46:20.:46:27.

were not here. It was awesome. It was great. It was good fun. We are

:46:27.:46:37.
:46:37.:46:38.

proud to be British. We are all proud of you. Say hello!

:46:38.:46:42.

Quite right, too. A big applause for the Games-makers and I should

:46:42.:46:46.

say as well it's not just those who were serving at the high profile

:46:46.:46:51.

venues in the Olympic Park, we mean too those helping out at less

:46:51.:46:53.

glamorous places, railway stations, bus stations, all kinds of places

:46:53.:46:58.

where a welcome was needed where people needed help and they

:46:58.:47:04.

performed brilliantly. Indeed and as I said at the closing ceremony,

:47:04.:47:08.

70,000 at the Olympics alone on duty and 240,000 people volunteered

:47:08.:47:12.

just to be part of it all. Incredible numbers. I hear that

:47:12.:47:15.

some of the politicians are going to try, including Boris Johnson,

:47:15.:47:18.

the mayor, to try and use these people and try and get them

:47:18.:47:22.

involved in local sports groups, that's surely the way forward.

:47:22.:47:25.

had to go through a number of days of training before they got to the

:47:25.:47:29.

Games and I spoke to so many there who said we only volunteered for

:47:29.:47:34.

the Olympics but we are going to come back for the Paralympics. They

:47:34.:47:41.

worked long hours but it was amazing, there were rows of them.

:47:41.:47:45.

It made everyone feel that they had a great day out. Why do you think

:47:45.:47:51.

it's that people were so surprised by the contribution made by the

:47:51.:47:53.

Games-makers, maybe people's expectations weren't as high but

:47:53.:47:59.

really the thrill and enthusiasm of dealing with them as being one of

:47:59.:48:05.

the prime features of the Games, Tanni? I think the Games-makers

:48:05.:48:10.

were made to feel welcome and what their role was going to be. They

:48:10.:48:14.

knew they weren't going to be on 100 metre startline, when they got

:48:14.:48:18.

the jobs they were excited by it. I think they got little rewards along

:48:18.:48:22.

the way. When they finished their sessions they got a series of

:48:23.:48:26.

badges and it's amazing how proud they've been. I spoke to one last

:48:26.:48:29.

night who said they're going to wear the top just out in the street

:48:29.:48:32.

because they feel really proud they've been part of this amazing

:48:32.:48:41.

spectacle. As this parade makes its way past the magnificent St Paul's

:48:41.:48:46.

Cathedral and the crowds line the routes and I shall pose a question

:48:46.:48:54.

what does Muhammad Ali, sugar Ray Leonard have in common with Nicola

:48:54.:48:59.

Adams? They're all Olympic champions. Nicola said she was

:48:59.:49:05.

going to celebrate with a visit to Nandos. Other fast-food restaurants

:49:06.:49:13.

are available! Nicola is one of three gold medallists along with

:49:13.:49:20.

Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell. Boy, did these guys pack a punch in

:49:20.:49:30.
:49:30.:49:30.

the noisiest crowd of the lot at the ExCel centre?

:49:30.:49:36.

COMMENTATOR: Here we go then. Fred Evans becomes the most

:49:36.:49:46.
:49:46.:50:01.

COMMENTATOR: Luke Campbell has done it again. A performance out of the

:50:01.:50:11.
:50:11.:50:27.

COMMENTATOR: The winner in the blue Nicola Adams has just phaetd

:50:27.:50:34.

history -- made history. Nicola Adams is the Olympic champion.

:50:34.:50:41.

On float number 5 boxing champions. Luke Campbell, this is an

:50:41.:50:45.

extraordinary end to many years of hard work for you. Yeah, definitely.

:50:45.:50:49.

It's a very proud moment. Something I have been working for my whole

:50:49.:50:52.

life and achieving the goal and just the full nation getting behind

:50:52.:50:57.

us, it's so overwhelming. I am so proud to be from Great Britain.

:50:57.:51:01.

must ask, we did a documentary together for BBC North a year ago

:51:01.:51:05.

now and went to your home and your grandpha was saying I am not going

:51:05.:51:09.

to let him back in the house if he doesn't come home with gold. How

:51:09.:51:14.

did she respond? She's so happy. I feel honoured that I can make my

:51:14.:51:19.

family proud of me. She's really happy. Nice to see. Great stuff.

:51:20.:51:25.

Nicola, gold medallist, she's actually not this tall she's

:51:25.:51:28.

standing on a box. How are you doing? All right, how are you

:51:28.:51:33.

doing? Really excited. I can't believe people have turned tout see

:51:33.:51:36.

us, it's great. Have you had time since you won to think about the

:51:36.:51:40.

impact that you have made. I am sure you are bored with people

:51:40.:51:43.

saying you made history as the first woman gold medallist, has the

:51:43.:51:48.

importance of what you did sunk in yet? Yeah, it's starting to sink in

:51:48.:51:53.

now and it's an amazing achievement, not just for me but for Great

:51:53.:51:56.

Britain. As a nation as well, and I think it's fantastic that I was

:51:56.:52:00.

able to get that gold for my country. Have you had lots of

:52:00.:52:05.

teenager girls saying I want to do what you did? Yeah, I have. On

:52:05.:52:09.

Twitter and saying that you have inspired me to start boxing and

:52:09.:52:12.

take up sport and that's fantastic. It's all about inspiring the next

:52:12.:52:20.

generation. Anthony Joshua, the same size as you, actually. What's

:52:20.:52:25.

going on with Nicki today? seems to have grown since she got

:52:25.:52:29.

the gold medal. So many people over the years, whether it's Lennox

:52:29.:52:35.

Lewis or Audley har Harrison, thought I must turn pro. What are

:52:35.:52:39.

your plans. To be the best I can be, my concern is improvement and

:52:39.:52:45.

future plans that will come in the future, but as for now, I want to

:52:45.:52:49.

be a better fighter. How did you feel about being part of the final

:52:49.:52:54.

chapter of the most remarkable Olympics of all? Unbelievable.

:52:54.:52:57.

Things happened so quick and in a dramatic fashion all the way

:52:57.:53:02.

through, it's only now it's sinking in to what I have achieved and I

:53:02.:53:05.

thought I have another fight and if I Winnick become champion. To see

:53:05.:53:09.

everyone out here enjoying it and coming together is bigger than what

:53:09.:53:13.

I could believe. I want to say thank you to everyone out there.

:53:13.:53:18.

She's bigger than we can believe as well. Thanks to the box. Nicola,

:53:18.:53:27.

two happy gold medallists here. Huge crowds surging in Trafalgar

:53:27.:53:33.

Square and here we have the Temple Bar Memorial, the marking point, if

:53:33.:53:36.

you like of the limits, the western limit of the City of London. After

:53:36.:53:41.

this they'll be passing the law courts and going on towards the

:53:41.:53:47.

Adlwych and The Strand. Leading the way again the lions. A very, very

:53:47.:53:51.

friendly atmosphere as we can see between the crowds and the mounted

:53:51.:54:00.

police as they make their way along. It's lovely to see them high-fiving

:54:00.:54:03.

spectators. One of my memories as I was leaving the other night was

:54:04.:54:07.

seeing children high-fiving armed policemen. That will never happen

:54:07.:54:11.

again. It was a brilliant atmosphere.

:54:11.:54:16.

As we see the lions coming through the ranks of the spectators,

:54:16.:54:21.

they're encroaching on to the roads here, it's a fantastic atmosphere.

:54:21.:54:25.

As we hear the trumpets sounding, a quick word on Anthony Joshua and

:54:26.:54:28.

Nicola Adams, because we have been talking about their future.

:54:28.:54:32.

Anthony's definitely going to stay with GB amateur squad until his

:54:32.:54:35.

contract runs out in March because it's a big question for them now.

:54:35.:54:43.

Do they turn profession al, stayam staour? Nicola is going to go for

:54:43.:54:53.
:54:53.:54:55.

the double in Rio in 2016. A formal welcome into the City of

:54:55.:55:00.

Westminster from the City of London. The fanfare tells us that the lead

:55:00.:55:04.

section of the parade has now arrived at Westminster.

:55:04.:55:09.

Passing the Law Courts there, on the left side, at the top end of

:55:09.:55:12.

Fleet Street, one of the great thoroughfares of medieval London

:55:12.:55:17.

and of course, once home to the British press. No longer. The spire

:55:17.:55:25.

there in the background is St Dunstan in the west.

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So making gentle progress towards Trafalgar Square itself.

:55:31.:55:34.

After that, we will see the athletes themselves being welcomed

:55:34.:55:37.

along the Mall and down towards Buckingham Palace where there will

:55:37.:55:42.

be a special event happening that will be an hour-long event that

:55:42.:55:45.

will include contributions by the Prime Minister and by the Mayor of

:55:45.:55:53.

It's building all the time here and the Coldstream Guards are making

:55:54.:55:58.

their way up on to the monument now and the music is rising. It's a

:55:58.:56:01.

musical festival later on this afternoon. Sir Steve Redgrave is

:56:01.:56:05.

here. Eight years ago you were involved in the torch procession

:56:05.:56:10.

from Athens here. You were the last bearer of the torch. Has there been

:56:10.:56:14.

a day since then, because that was a spectacle for the world, to say

:56:14.:56:18.

we are serious about this bid, has there been a day that you haven't

:56:18.:56:21.

thought about these Games? Definitely and even before that,

:56:21.:56:26.

the four years leading up to that it was all special and we were

:56:26.:56:30.

given the honour to have the athletes torch come in but yeah, we

:56:30.:56:35.

did use it to our benefit and public public sizing what we could

:56:35.:56:39.

do and I did the last leg from Buckingham Palace down the Mall and

:56:39.:56:43.

up the ramp of the flowing water coming down, that was special. I

:56:43.:56:49.

can remember running up it. There was little pools in there and the

:56:49.:56:56.

practice I was tip-toeing on the way. There were people either side

:56:56.:57:00.

and I was trying to put my foot down as hard as I could, to get

:57:00.:57:06.

other people wet as well! This was by no means a done deal and that

:57:06.:57:09.

final presentation in Singapore was the thing that swung it. The French

:57:09.:57:13.

thought they were really in the lead. Paris were still favourites.

:57:13.:57:18.

Going in to Singapore and I was out there on the presenting panel with

:57:18.:57:21.

Seb and the team and I must say they've done a fantastic job. He

:57:21.:57:25.

was here a few minutes ago, they've done an amazing job for the

:57:25.:57:28.

Olympics and the Paralympics. Being there out in the panel and then

:57:28.:57:32.

when it came to the announcement we were brought back into the hall.

:57:32.:57:35.

Paris were one side, we were the other. I was sitting in the front

:57:35.:57:40.

row in the corner. We had three photographers in front of us. Paris,

:57:40.:57:44.

there were 50 photographers. The media always seem to find out

:57:44.:57:48.

beforehand, whether it's a done deal. I knew one of the

:57:48.:57:51.

photographers really well. I said, you are going to have the

:57:51.:57:59.

photograph in the paper tomorrow. And And it was amazing. You have

:57:59.:58:04.

been to plenty of Olympics between you. Why has this Olympic Games

:58:04.:58:07.

universally been accepted as the greatest there has been so far and

:58:07.:58:12.

every year, every time the benchmark Gaza higher because of

:58:12.:58:16.

opening -- goes higher, because of opening and closing ceremonies.

:58:16.:58:19.

Every performance they've all said this has been the greatest. I don't

:58:19.:58:24.

think you can put a sort of - down to one element, it's almost every

:58:24.:58:29.

element. Sydney was absolutely fantastic. There's 17 areas that

:58:29.:58:34.

the IOC evaluate in the whole process. They were nines and tens,

:58:34.:58:38.

maybe a few eights in every department. I think we are nine and

:58:38.:58:42.

ten in all those departments, as well. But then when you come down

:58:42.:58:46.

to numbers of spectators, the Games-makers, as well as the

:58:46.:58:50.

athletes of doing their bit as well. It's fantastic when you have a home

:58:50.:58:54.

team that's performing fantastically. It seems now just

:58:54.:58:58.

that the Paralympics finishing last night, is this overshadowed what

:58:58.:59:03.

the summer Games has been like, but it hasn't at all, it's just been

:59:03.:59:09.

fantastic the whole way through. It's that team feel. There's no

:59:09.:59:12.

ways we could could doubt that. Sometimes we forget that Britain

:59:12.:59:16.

actually is a nation of sports people who love watching sports. We

:59:16.:59:19.

are enthusiastic, passionate. We go out there and support as many

:59:19.:59:23.

sports as we possibly can. To me it doesn't really surprise me that we

:59:23.:59:26.

have the numbers of people that turned out here. And the volunteers

:59:26.:59:30.

because we build our sporting heritage from grass roots sports,

:59:30.:59:34.

volunteers who go to sports clubs and give up their time for nothing.

:59:34.:59:38.

In your sport, rowing, I know there's been a huge picking up of

:59:38.:59:43.

the phone of people saying how do I start? How do you make sure this

:59:43.:59:52.

enthusiasm is translated to people This word legacy has been bandied

:59:52.:00:02.

around for the last 12 years, but now it is about how we move forward.

:00:02.:00:06.

Everyone has an idea of what they can put back to make sure the

:00:06.:00:11.

momentum carries on. It is not a reason for stopping - we can keep

:00:11.:00:16.

this ball rolling. When we look at the leads board, it is not how we

:00:16.:00:25.

do in Rio, it is about how we do four years after that will be an

:00:25.:00:33.

indication of London 2012. That is the one after that most people

:00:33.:00:38.

struggle at after they have hosted the Olympic Games. There may be a

:00:38.:00:43.

time now, people thinking that they have enjoyed being part of the

:00:43.:00:48.

Olympic Games, watching, being a gamesmakers, thinking about what

:00:48.:00:53.

can I bought? May be doing some coaching, maybe doing

:00:53.:00:59.

administration, helping from that point. There are so many areas

:00:59.:01:03.

sport needs in bringing the next generation through. Is it possible

:01:03.:01:11.

to bring one moment? Your empathy and compassion with the rowers who

:01:11.:01:21.
:01:21.:01:23.

did not achieve what they wanted to achieve, their disappointment and

:01:23.:01:27.

exhaustion, people like Zac Purchase. It is difficult pick out

:01:27.:01:37.
:01:37.:01:37.

one moment and I did what I felt needed to be done with the athletes

:01:37.:01:47.
:01:47.:01:56.

who were really struggling. They got pipped to the post, and they

:01:56.:02:00.

lost to the crew that they beat four years earlier, and it should

:02:00.:02:05.

have been the other way round. is those moments that made these

:02:05.:02:12.

Games so special, a well of emotion that we dug into. We cried and

:02:13.:02:18.

laughed, and thank you so much for providing so many of those moments.

:02:18.:02:25.

Have a break now. I went away on holiday after the Games and I am

:02:25.:02:30.

thinking about what I will do now. I went into the bidding process,

:02:30.:02:38.

and now I am thinking what will I do? I'm 50 now! Now it can be the

:02:38.:02:41.

comeback. I did mention that a Chris Hoy when he said he was

:02:41.:02:46.

definitely going to retire and he has got more gold medals than me so

:02:46.:02:55.

maybe I should come back. Let's calm down and go back to the parade.

:02:55.:02:59.

Great to see Steve Redgrave, sharing his enthusiasm and pride at

:02:59.:03:05.

what has been achieved. The parade making its way along Fleet Street,

:03:05.:03:11.

this mid-section of that, towards the Strand. They have changed very

:03:11.:03:20.

little in terms of their status in the buildings around. A lot of

:03:20.:03:25.

significant marks along the way, and the crowd enjoying the vantage

:03:26.:03:35.
:03:36.:03:37.

points along the route. Nathan Duke blowing a quick kiss to the camera.

:03:37.:03:42.

Sir Steve Redgrave mentioned Zac Purchase and his despair. Just a

:03:42.:03:47.

couple of weeks after that, he married his fiancee in St Paul's

:03:47.:03:55.

Cathedral and he said that was the day he got his gold. The old

:03:55.:04:01.

romantic! Congratulations to them. I think it is worth also remarking,

:04:01.:04:08.

we heard the discussion about Singapore and 2005 when London was

:04:08.:04:15.

first award of these Games, but the roots go back 18 years ago in a

:04:15.:04:22.

meeting on 12th June, 1994, when the idea was first mooted of an

:04:22.:04:27.

Olympic Games in London. The whole project has been handled with such

:04:27.:04:33.

vigour and passion, in such an assured and confident way, they

:04:33.:04:38.

have done us prowled. And I remember people at the beginning

:04:38.:04:42.

saying we will never win it, we will never build it on time, and

:04:42.:04:47.

then gradually people started to believe it could happen. That

:04:47.:04:54.

moment in Singapore, my memory of that his Denise Lewis body surfing

:04:54.:05:00.

to the back at the crowd. We said whatever the outcome, can we stand

:05:00.:05:06.

towards Paris and politely applaud them, and we missed it! If I

:05:06.:05:11.

remember her climbing on the table, she denies that but there is

:05:11.:05:15.

photographic evidence. The place that everybody from royalty to rock

:05:15.:05:20.

stars wanted to be, arguably the hottest tickets in town were for

:05:20.:05:25.

the Velodrome. They produced some of the most memorable moments and

:05:25.:05:33.

images of both of the Games, 12 gold medals on the track, moments

:05:33.:05:39.

that had us looking like babies. The likes of Chris Hoy, Laura Trott

:05:39.:05:49.
:05:49.:05:52.

and Victoria Pendleton, and the fearless Sarah Storey.

:05:52.:05:58.

He smashes his own world record. Great Britain and now going to

:05:58.:06:04.

become the Olympic champions. they come up to the line. It is a

:06:04.:06:14.
:06:14.:06:20.

new world record. It was a blistering quick move by Anthony

:06:20.:06:26.

Kappes. Sarah Storey=the modern British Paralympic record with her

:06:26.:06:33.

11th gold medal. Victoria Pendleton takes the gold medal. Bradley

:06:33.:06:43.
:06:43.:06:46.

Wiggins is the Olympic champion. Bradley Wiggins is addictive

:06:46.:06:52.

because his competing today, so here is missing out. Chris Hoy,

:06:52.:06:59.

words fail you sometimes, don't they? Four years ago I thought we

:06:59.:07:09.
:07:09.:07:10.

saw the best ever welcome for the athletes, but this tops it with

:07:10.:07:16.

people climbing lamp-posts! They have given us energy and enthusiasm

:07:16.:07:21.

and this is our chance to thank them. One group of people we should

:07:21.:07:27.

thank, the gamesmakers. I can see them over there. Maybe it is a

:07:27.:07:32.

chance for you to say thank you to them in particular. A volunteers,

:07:32.:07:37.

the armed forces, the police and organisers, they have made these

:07:37.:07:46.

Games and it is something to be proud of. Sarah Storey, everybody

:07:46.:07:51.

showing off their medals. Some people thought in the hiatus

:07:51.:07:55.

between the Olympics and the Paralympics they might be a

:07:55.:08:03.

disappointment but far from it. the athletes stepped up, everything

:08:03.:08:09.

stepped up a level. To have this amazing crowd, the amazing venues,

:08:09.:08:13.

the incredible volunteers, we couldn't have asked for more.

:08:13.:08:18.

Brown were you at the closing ceremony to realise you had been

:08:18.:08:23.

part of something on that scale? proud, it was cold everywhere, a

:08:23.:08:31.

sea of gold and it was amazing, I couldn't believe it. More and more

:08:31.:08:36.

gold medals. Lovely to see you. I was with you a few weeks ago in

:08:36.:08:41.

Sheffield with a bunch of kids, the next generation you were hoping to

:08:41.:08:46.

inspire. How many people have come up to you and said I have got a

:08:46.:08:53.

bike, I want to be a cyclist? and loads, and a lot of people on

:08:53.:08:57.

Twitter have been saying they have bought bikes since the Olympics. It

:08:57.:09:03.

is very exciting, I'm proud to be a part of it. Laura, let's have a

:09:03.:09:08.

word with you as well. This is the key question - how these medals

:09:08.:09:13.

come off your neck in the last three weeks? Yes, when I was on

:09:13.:09:19.

holiday, but only because I didn't want dodgy tan lines. Victoria

:09:19.:09:25.

Pendleton, you have said goodbye to your bicycle, is that right? I have

:09:25.:09:29.

indeed. And you will be going on strictly come Dancing - have you

:09:29.:09:35.

started training? Yes, it is hard work on the feet, but physically

:09:35.:09:42.

not so much. A congratulations on an extraordinary career. This

:09:42.:09:46.

particular float, it is gold medals wherever you look.

:09:46.:09:52.

We are standing here with the family of Chris Hoy. Sarah, what

:09:52.:09:58.

has it been like having him back? It has been fantastic, and to see

:09:58.:10:02.

him smiling again. He has been smiling throughout, but now it is

:10:02.:10:09.

with relief and happiness. He is delighted. Pressure off, I guess.

:10:10.:10:14.

Yes, and he's just trying to enjoy the moment now, knowing that those

:10:14.:10:19.

gold medals he has been working for, leaving no stone unturned, it has

:10:19.:10:27.

worked out. Let's turn to his mum, Carol, and we can think of those

:10:27.:10:33.

pictures of you not being able to look. I walk into shops, and people

:10:33.:10:42.

don't say hello, they do this...! I am too scared to watch. They won by

:10:42.:10:48.

a tiny margin so any of these guys could have won but I am so happy it

:10:48.:10:54.

was Chris. What kind of male bag have you had? It has taken days to

:10:54.:10:59.

get through e-mails and letters addressed to Sir Chris Hoy,

:10:59.:11:05.

Scotland - they have arrived in our letterbox. It is amazing. It has

:11:05.:11:14.

been fantastic, being recognised walking along the street as well.

:11:14.:11:18.

It has been life-changing. I don't know what the words are, but it has

:11:18.:11:25.

been fantastic. Sir Chris Hoy, Scotland, that has got to be the

:11:25.:11:30.

most cool address in the world, hasn't it? Absolutely, and we have

:11:30.:11:39.

got to say thanks to them for giving us Chris Hoy. We just so --

:11:39.:11:45.

saw Jason Kenny and Chris Hoy, but they share birthdays with Steven

:11:45.:11:51.

Redgrave, Mo Farah, and Roger Bannister. If you want to increase

:11:51.:11:56.

your child's sporting chances, you know the date to aim for. You have

:11:56.:12:06.
:12:06.:12:07.

missed the boat for next year. March 23. That is the date. That is

:12:07.:12:15.

astonishing. Are you sure? That can't be true. Apparently so, yes!

:12:15.:12:24.

The among the stars today, two brothers have been the big hits of

:12:24.:12:28.

the Games, and Sonali has been talking to them.

:12:28.:12:36.

I'm with two of the best all-round athletes at the Games, Alistair

:12:36.:12:40.

Brownlee and Jonny Brownlee who stuck on the podium next to each

:12:40.:12:47.

other. How much has your life changed? It hasn't changed very

:12:47.:12:52.

much, I am still racing, still being going to the pool to swim,

:12:52.:12:55.

and running. I have been struggling to walk down the street without

:12:55.:13:02.

being stopped, people telling me how good it was when I raced. There

:13:02.:13:07.

has been brilliant. It has quietened down now, apart from

:13:07.:13:15.

today obviously. Helicopters have been your new mode of transport, I

:13:15.:13:25.

think your life has changed! Yes, there was great. It has changed but

:13:25.:13:29.

it is amazing here today seeing the support, absolutely incredible that

:13:29.:13:39.
:13:39.:13:42.

so many people have turned out. Last time we spoke you hadn't had

:13:42.:13:45.

chance to go out for dinner with your parents and summer break, have

:13:45.:13:51.

you had chancier? Not really, I have been busy with training but I

:13:51.:13:56.

want to go home and go out for dinner with my parents and enjoy it.

:13:56.:14:01.

And of course that is your time to become world champion. Yes, my next

:14:02.:14:06.

race will be in October so I am looking forward to that. It is a

:14:06.:14:15.

new challenge. For you, Glasgow 2014 the next big aim maybe?

:14:15.:14:20.

Definitely a Glasgow. There is the world championships next year and

:14:20.:14:27.

the Commonwealth after that, definitely triathlon but I might

:14:27.:14:37.
:14:37.:14:39.

What was remarkable about them is they revealed an 89-year-old man

:14:39.:14:43.

had sent them a letter, including a �10 for each of them, he wrote he

:14:43.:14:47.

watched them and it was the best thing he had ever seen in his life

:14:47.:14:51.

and Alastair said, I have had the letter in one pocket, and my gold

:14:51.:14:53.

medal in the other ever since. They've been touched by the

:14:53.:14:57.

response they've received from the general public and that gentleman,

:14:57.:15:02.

in particular. It was lovely to see Sarah Storey as well earlier,

:15:02.:15:07.

because she now goes into top of the medal table if she was an

:15:07.:15:12.

individual, she's now got 11 golds, eight silvers and three bronzes,

:15:12.:15:17.

split from swimming where we got five golds, and she now is in

:15:17.:15:23.

modern era, the most successful Paralympian of all time, and to do

:15:23.:15:33.
:15:33.:15:34.

it in in in in two sports. For you, of all people, to say that, Tanni

:15:34.:15:37.

because reaching your exulted heights is something else. That has

:15:37.:15:41.

to be a source of pride and delight, but also recognising what an

:15:41.:15:45.

amazing thing she's achieved. first met Sarah when she was 14 in

:15:45.:15:49.

Barcelona and she looked so young and inexperienced and it's been an

:15:49.:15:54.

up and down journey through her for swimming and it was an ear

:15:54.:15:59.

infection which meant she couldn't swim and she got on the bike to do

:15:59.:16:05.

cross training and with other people, and I think we are going to

:16:05.:16:09.

have loads of people coming to cycling clubs now wanting to be the

:16:09.:16:19.
:16:19.:16:19.

next Sarah Storey. There's another star of the Aquatic Centre. Ellie

:16:19.:16:23.

is still only 17. Incredible achievements. Everybody's enjoyed

:16:23.:16:29.

watching her. The young man who came to the Olympics at the Aquatic

:16:29.:16:32.

Centre with perhaps the most pressure was Tom Daley. I suppose

:16:32.:16:37.

because we all watched him since his appearance as a 14-year-old in

:16:37.:16:41.

Beijing. He was world champion and then losing his father, Rob. There

:16:41.:16:44.

was so much on his shoulders and the tension of that final Saturday

:16:44.:16:54.
:16:54.:16:58.

night in the akwaut Aquatic Centre will stay with many of us.

:16:58.:17:02.

Going past the Royal Courts of Justice, as you can see. All we

:17:02.:17:09.

knew is a few judges in their wigs to come out. Here is Tom Daly. Or

:17:09.:17:17.

is it Justin Justin Bieber! didn't expect this many people to

:17:17.:17:20.

turn up. Compared to the Beijing parade this is a new level. Four

:17:20.:17:25.

years ago we did an event over the road there, aged 14, you had the

:17:25.:17:29.

heads of industry hanging on your every word and you were asked, you

:17:29.:17:32.

are going to give your entire teenager years basically in pursuit

:17:33.:17:37.

of a dream in London. Yeah. Would you have had it any other way?

:17:37.:17:41.

Definitely not. This is what I have always dreamed of, winning an

:17:41.:17:45.

Olympic medal. So all the hard work and sacrifice has been worth it. I

:17:45.:17:50.

don't see this - just look at this. It's like, the British people there

:17:50.:17:55.

are so supportive. It's fantastic. I don't think anyone expected the

:17:55.:18:00.

British people to embrace the Olympic Games and Paralympics Games

:18:00.:18:04.

like they have. One of the great images in the Aquatic Centre was

:18:04.:18:08.

you and a few of your pals jumping in the pool. Was that on the spur

:18:08.:18:13.

of the moment? It was not premeditated. It was spur of the

:18:13.:18:16.

moment. They picked me up and we jumped in the pool. We couldn't

:18:16.:18:24.

control ourselves. It was the first Olympic diving medal for years.

:18:24.:18:28.

Most 18-year-olds, a lot anyway, are thinking about the next years,

:18:28.:18:31.

heading off to university. You have done your A-levels, what do the

:18:31.:18:36.

next three or four years hold for you? I am back to school for two

:18:36.:18:40.

more maths modules and back to school and training. I am going to

:18:40.:18:43.

look into research a bit about universities. Are you really?

:18:43.:18:53.
:18:53.:18:56.

but we will see. Best of luck. Two As and A*, by the way. A great

:18:56.:19:03.

brain, and brilliant body. What a combination. We congratulate him.

:19:03.:19:08.

Clearly enjoying the warmth and the response of the crowd. Just passing

:19:08.:19:16.

a Church there at the head of Adlwych. They go on to The Strand.

:19:16.:19:19.

Leading the way, there we are, the dancing lions.

:19:19.:19:24.

Just trying to gauge exactly where they've got to, because there's a

:19:24.:19:29.

great cheer for them as they approach. The parade itself is not

:19:29.:19:35.

bang on time, I have to say, but all the run - but nothing serious.

:19:35.:19:39.

We are still on The Strand. I am trying to spot where we are. Yes,

:19:39.:19:46.

it's about midway down the Strand. As we have been discussing the

:19:46.:19:51.

Olympic and Paralympic success is unprecedented. In the last few days

:19:51.:19:55.

it's emerged that athletes are going to get their own honours list.

:19:55.:19:58.

Under normal rules there would be one knighthood for a sports person

:19:58.:20:02.

every year, four CBEs, etc, but that could all change in the new

:20:02.:20:08.

year this time. With 29 Olympic and 34 Paralympics gold medallists I

:20:08.:20:11.

think they're going to have to rewrite the rule book. Sounds

:20:11.:20:21.
:20:21.:20:33.

thraoeubg. I hope Max Boys is watching, he

:20:33.:20:38.

would have loved that. The footballers and those who took

:20:38.:20:44.

part in the the fencing on that float.

:20:44.:20:51.

The 40 musicians of the band, as they lead this front section along

:20:51.:20:58.

The Strand. This is to celebrate the achievements of more than 800

:20:58.:21:02.

athletes of the Games of London 2012. It's a great day. We caught a

:21:02.:21:07.

glimpse earlier of the equestrian floats and it was in both the

:21:07.:21:12.

Olympics and Paralympics that our equestrian teams led the medal

:21:12.:21:15.

tables, again never happened before. It was in the dressage events,

:21:15.:21:20.

something which before now in the Olympics anyway, would never have

:21:20.:21:28.

won a medal and that had us all schooling up and looking on at the

:21:28.:21:32.

incredible dancing horses who were performing to anything from Elgar

:21:32.:21:40.

to the theme tune from The Great Escape. Five gold medals at the

:21:40.:21:50.

Paras and two at the Olympics in that alone.

:21:50.:21:58.

Here she is on the edge of a potential individual gold.

:21:58.:22:04.

Absolutely remarkable performance. Outstanding. This is gold about to

:22:04.:22:14.
:22:14.:22:16.

happen. She has made history. Natasha Baker's name is at the top

:22:16.:22:26.
:22:26.:22:27.

of that leader board. What a great result.

:22:27.:22:31.

That's a great start. It's good news for Britain. We are right

:22:31.:22:38.

there. Zara Phillips absolutely screaming

:22:38.:22:46.

out of the arena. Over the last! It's silver for great Great Britain.

:22:46.:22:56.
:22:56.:22:57.

This could be the first gold. Yes! Britain have got gold.

:22:57.:23:02.

We are on the equestrian float now. The only thing missing are horses.

:23:02.:23:06.

Nick, many congratulations to you and a long career and it comes to

:23:06.:23:11.

this. This is unbelievable. I have never seen anything like this.

:23:11.:23:15.

Absolutely amazing. The worst thing is there is no seats on this bus. I

:23:15.:23:19.

have to stand all the way! Where are the horses? Tucked up well and

:23:19.:23:23.

on the way to Switzerland now. There was the Japanese guy who was

:23:23.:23:27.

71 taking part in the Games. You are not quite there yet. Any

:23:27.:23:32.

thoughts on carrying on that long? I don't know about 71. Maybe Rio,

:23:32.:23:37.

but maybe that after that... Zara. Hello. You have seen some pretty

:23:37.:23:41.

extraordinary things in your life. Have you seen anything like this?

:23:41.:23:46.

No, it's unbelievable. To think everyone's come out for all of us.

:23:46.:23:51.

This is like the whole Games. That's what made it, the crowd were

:23:52.:23:56.

unbelievable and we are so grateful to them. We have so many, everyone

:23:56.:24:00.

with gold medals all over the place. Greenwich was one of the great

:24:00.:24:03.

success stories of the Games. To compete in that venue must have

:24:03.:24:08.

been fantastic. It was unbelievable. Not every day did we get to ride in

:24:08.:24:14.

front of 24,000 people and have that much support. The support from

:24:14.:24:19.

the home crowd was immense. This is for you, what, beyond belief?

:24:19.:24:23.

magical really. Who would have really realised that the amount of

:24:23.:24:28.

people that were going to support us. I mean, it's unbelievable the

:24:28.:24:33.

amount of people here and it's a little bit sad to think this is it

:24:33.:24:38.

now. There will be a few tears, I am sure. Let me head on up the bus.

:24:38.:24:45.

Come this way. Lee Pearson. Listen, it didn't turn

:24:45.:24:49.

out quite perhaps as would you have wanted the Games but nonetheless...

:24:49.:24:56.

I tried my hardest. It was a huge battle. The standard's February --

:24:56.:25:00.

phenomenal. What an amazing Paralympics Games. We always like

:25:00.:25:04.

to say thee things, but was it the best Paralympics Games ever?

:25:04.:25:08.

know it was the best ever. I am so proud of the British public to come

:25:08.:25:13.

out and watch Paralympics sport and embrace it and get educated about

:25:13.:25:18.

it. It's an honour to be an athlete in these Games. Dressage is now

:25:18.:25:25.

cool! Yeah. You have your three gold medals there. Have you slept

:25:25.:25:33.

with them? Yeah, I have. I can't wear them for too long because it

:25:33.:25:37.

gives me neck ache. They're heavy as well. Sophie, many

:25:37.:25:41.

congratulations. Lovely to see you. There aren't any horses here, but

:25:41.:25:47.

there are more gold medallists than you can shake a stick at on coach

:25:47.:25:52.

equestrian. Many of us can remember Sophie's

:25:52.:25:56.

huge performance at the Games and here are her family. Let's start

:25:56.:26:00.

with her dad, Carl. What was the experience like watching your your

:26:00.:26:08.

daughter? Incredible. The audience was marvellous. For her protocol is

:26:08.:26:11.

they shouldn't clap and they couldn't resist, they spontaneously

:26:11.:26:15.

stood up and applauded and it was marvellous. Really spectacular.

:26:15.:26:21.

Caroline, I notice you are wearing an accreditation, in what guise

:26:21.:26:25.

were you at the Games. Cheating a little bit, I was supposed to be a

:26:25.:26:29.

horse owner but Sophie that owns the horse thanks to a consortium of

:26:30.:26:33.

people thanks to people who put the money together. It was great. She's

:26:33.:26:37.

a huge backing crowd of people who help her do these things, including

:26:37.:26:44.

her coach, Clive. All the people at yard. Lots of people will want to

:26:44.:26:48.

know what does it feel like having a champion daughter? Fantastic. I

:26:48.:26:51.

am glad she doesn't live with us any more, her head wouldn't fit

:26:51.:26:57.

through the door! And brother, Alex, is that true? You can be sporting

:26:57.:27:01.

about your sister. Well, it is true, yeah. I think I am one of the only

:27:01.:27:05.

people that she will actually let me give her abuse, so I am sort of

:27:05.:27:13.

keeping her ego in check. What's the reaction been like at home?

:27:13.:27:18.

Postbox, inbox and e-mails? postbox was painted a few days ago

:27:18.:27:21.

and the amount of people we have seen walking past saying I didn't

:27:22.:27:25.

realise there was a gold medallist in our village, it's brilliant.

:27:25.:27:31.

Schools and everybody there really supported and Alex was a volunteer

:27:31.:27:33.

at the equestrian area. It was great to have the family together

:27:33.:27:39.

at that time. I really hope you enjoy today. Keep on doing it.

:27:39.:27:47.

Thank you very much. Speaking of postboxes, Sophie

:27:47.:27:50.

celebrating her but we saw Charlotte with John a few minutes

:27:50.:27:56.

ago. Now the 4th woman ever to win two golds at an Olympics for Great

:27:56.:28:00.

Britain. Kelly Holmes, Rebecca Adlington and Charlotte. She went

:28:00.:28:05.

back with Carl Hester with whom she won the team dressage to his

:28:05.:28:09.

channel island of Sarke and a homecoming welcome there for Carl

:28:09.:28:14.

and he, believe it or not, is the second ever channel islander to

:28:14.:28:23.

have won an Olympic medal. The last was in 1920 and their postbox was

:28:23.:28:30.

indeed painted gold. Well done Guernsey post. We are on the final

:28:30.:28:33.

approach in to Trafalgar Square. South Africa House there on the

:28:33.:28:39.

left. The road sweeping into the square itself, Nelson's Column,

:28:39.:28:45.

just off to the left-hand side. It's a great scene at the moment.

:28:45.:28:50.

When we look at the crowd that's gathered here now, we get a a sense

:28:50.:28:55.

of the intensity of interest and enthusiasm that both Games have

:28:55.:29:01.

actually produced. It's been amazing. I think it's lovely to

:29:01.:29:06.

hear Olympians talking about Paralympians and Paralympians

:29:06.:29:09.

talking about Olympians. All the athletes and coaches will be blown

:29:09.:29:12.

away by this level of interest. You expect people to come to the Games

:29:12.:29:16.

because it's the Olympics, for them to have taken time off work or come

:29:16.:29:22.

out of their offices, to carry the flags to cheer, it's unbelievable.

:29:22.:29:25.

It's important, for the athlete who is have won medals it's a great

:29:25.:29:28.

celebration but for maybe the athletes who haven't achieved quite

:29:28.:29:32.

what they wanted it's a chance to look back and enjoy the Games and

:29:32.:29:37.

celebrate and also just be with team-mates because the hard work

:29:37.:29:39.

starts again. We are already talking about Rio and eight years,

:29:39.:29:44.

time to look forward. And there's been a huge amount of pressure on

:29:44.:29:50.

these guises. -- guys. A home Games is so hard. They've been

:29:50.:29:53.

interviewed and asked questions, they've never been able to escape

:29:53.:30:03.
:30:03.:30:06.

the London Games and this is their In Rio there will be two more

:30:06.:30:16.
:30:16.:30:18.

sports, rugby sevens and golf. It is very significant as we look

:30:18.:30:23.

forward that there are other goals and other things to achieve for

:30:23.:30:33.
:30:33.:30:34.

other sports men too. They are delighted in the triathlon because

:30:34.:30:38.

they have a number of world champions so that will be very

:30:38.:30:43.

exciting for the Rio programme. a hard act to follow. The Danny

:30:43.:30:53.
:30:53.:30:59.

Boyle figure of the ceremonies in 2016 is Mario Ballic, and after the

:30:59.:31:04.

opening ceremony here he said "I want to make clear, we are not

:31:05.:31:14.
:31:15.:31:20.

obliged to throw our President out Let me tell you about this parade -

:31:20.:31:24.

it will make its way down to Trafalgar Square, where there will

:31:24.:31:29.

be a crowd watching events on the big screen, then the athletes

:31:29.:31:34.

themselves will be allowed through Admiralty Arch through the Mall,

:31:34.:31:38.

and there will be a special event outside Buckingham Palace, where

:31:38.:31:43.

there will be some speeches by David Cameron and Boris Johnson to

:31:43.:31:49.

mark the end of this magnificent summer. There is Admiralty Arch and

:31:49.:31:54.

the start of the processional route down Trafalgar Square, along St

:31:54.:32:02.

James's Park to Buckingham Palace. The police there already because we

:32:02.:32:07.

can see them beyond the main centre arch which means the formal part of

:32:07.:32:13.

this parade is about to begin. Those lining the Mall, you will not

:32:13.:32:19.

be seeing the amount of people we saw at the Diamond Jubilee for

:32:19.:32:24.

example. They are handling this different made, people have had to

:32:24.:32:30.

apply for tickets. Many of them will be volunteers, and their

:32:30.:32:39.

families, who have been given the vantage point along the Mall. Many

:32:39.:32:45.

people will be following events on the big screens. Whitehall just

:32:45.:32:50.

down to the right leading down to Parliament Square. Trafalgar Square

:32:50.:32:59.

itself dominated by Nelsons, -- Nelson's Column, and a real sense

:32:59.:33:05.

of building towards the finale, which will involve plenty of music

:33:05.:33:12.

and a real welcome for athletes arriving outside the palace so they

:33:12.:33:17.

can be given the congratulations and applause that people want to

:33:17.:33:27.
:33:27.:33:28.

offer them today. Clearly these scenes will be inspiring our next

:33:28.:33:32.

batch of Olympians and Paralympians because we talk about Rio 2016 but

:33:32.:33:42.
:33:42.:33:47.

it is the Winter Games in 25th of - - in 2014. For many people have

:33:47.:33:51.

been invited to the practice sessions and of their art on record

:33:51.:33:57.

as saying it has inspired them for the Winter Games. The current World

:33:57.:34:06.

Cup champion for the skeleton said she has the bit between her teeth

:34:06.:34:16.
:34:16.:34:27.

They always think the athletes from athletics and archery are very

:34:27.:34:33.

lucky because they get to be in front in the parade. I don't know

:34:33.:34:38.

whether every country does it in alphabetical order, but we do that

:34:38.:34:46.

in Britain and they get to go behind the flag-bearer. Shops of

:34:46.:34:52.

Jessica Ennis waving, and Steve Miller from Newcastle in the

:34:52.:34:56.

background, plucked rower. I think this is his fourth Paralympic Games.

:34:57.:35:04.

Because Peter Norfolk carried our flag and there was voted for by our

:35:04.:35:08.

team they didn't change the precedent and allowed tennis to be

:35:08.:35:12.

at the front so I think athletics and archery didn't know what had

:35:12.:35:17.

hit them. It was great to see Peter coming into the stadium and

:35:17.:35:27.
:35:27.:35:30.

carrying the flag. They are getting close to us here and the Big Show

:35:30.:35:35.

will start when the parade begins arriving here. Steve Redgrave, what

:35:35.:35:41.

do you make of this parade? It is amazing. I have witnessed a couple

:35:41.:35:46.

of the parades before, always watching, never being a part of it.

:35:46.:35:50.

They started doing this after I retired but the crowd has been

:35:50.:35:55.

bigger than ever before. There has got to be a million people on the

:35:55.:36:00.

street. The atmosphere is very special. Just sitting here and

:36:00.:36:05.

seeing the people at the end is fantastic. Trafalgar Square is

:36:05.:36:11.

packed. It gives the athletes another memory. They won their

:36:11.:36:15.

medals, but this will give them a sense of appreciation of what they

:36:15.:36:21.

have done. It is a lovely way to finish it off. The weather gods

:36:21.:36:24.

must be big fans as well because do you remember the monsoon weather we

:36:24.:36:32.

were having before the Olympics? don't remember that at all! If his

:36:32.:36:39.

holding of, and people are enjoying it, anticipating the arrival. Let's

:36:39.:36:45.

talk about what's next for them. You achieve your dreams or get

:36:45.:36:49.

close, and just being in the Olympics for some people was enough,

:36:50.:36:56.

then what? They have to refocus. People like Jessica Ennis have the

:36:56.:36:59.

world championships, the Commonwealth Games, and they need

:36:59.:37:04.

to get energised. This has been an incredible moment for them, but

:37:04.:37:10.

they need to think about if this is enough. Jessica Ennis is still

:37:10.:37:14.

young, Mo Farah is still young, and they will want to achieve many more

:37:14.:37:21.

accolades. That first 12 months after the Olympic Games, is that

:37:21.:37:27.

the hardest? It wasn't for me, with my health and coming down with

:37:27.:37:31.

diabetes in the last three years of competing was very tough, so I was

:37:31.:37:37.

very pleased that was it for me and I felt I could stop, but then I got

:37:37.:37:44.

involved with the bidding. I got involved with the chairman of the

:37:44.:37:50.

BOA, the executives of the BOA, and they sat down and took me out for

:37:50.:37:54.

coffee just down the road from here and said they were thinking about

:37:54.:38:00.

bidding for the Olympics in 2012. I have something to get straight into

:38:00.:38:06.

and be part of. Some of these athletes were thinking about

:38:07.:38:11.

retiring for years ago but London was too much of the draw, but now

:38:11.:38:15.

they will stop and they will be thinking about what to do now. That

:38:16.:38:20.

will be really tough, but there will be a wave of excitement until

:38:20.:38:24.

the end of the year and beyond. They need that time. They don't

:38:24.:38:30.

want to come out with random statements, like I did. Shoot me!

:38:30.:38:36.

For I carried on for four years after that. Katherine Grainger is

:38:36.:38:42.

not making any rash statements, but she is even talking about carrying

:38:42.:38:46.

on and I know the rowing group as a whole, where I thought a lot of the

:38:46.:38:50.

team would think about stopping, but they are thinking why not carry

:38:50.:38:57.

on. Even more people on the streets than the Olympic parade four and

:38:57.:39:02.

eight years ago. In the royal wedding we saw a million people on

:39:02.:39:06.

the Mall. This country has brilliant ad showing its

:39:07.:39:12.

appreciation, coming out and being vocal. This is demonstrating how

:39:12.:39:17.

much sport means to the nation. There were a lot of people who

:39:17.:39:20.

doubted whether the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games would be a

:39:20.:39:27.

success. Would our men and women deliver great performances? Every

:39:27.:39:33.

box has been ticked. It has been a wonderful experience and looking at

:39:33.:39:38.

these pictures here, there will be people in Scotland, Wales, Northern

:39:38.:39:43.

Ireland thinking I wish I could be there. I hope they can enjoy the

:39:43.:39:48.

emotion. People in Scotland will be thinking about how they have the

:39:48.:39:53.

Commonwealth Games in two years. were talking about the Commonwealth

:39:53.:40:01.

Games in Manchester and what was it like previously? It was tremendous.

:40:01.:40:07.

I remember the 40th anniversary of Mary winning her medal in Munich,

:40:07.:40:12.

and the excitement was incredible. You have got to remember the

:40:12.:40:19.

schools are back now so I'm sure some of them will be here. There

:40:19.:40:24.

has been some criticism saying the schools have not been able to be

:40:24.:40:29.

part of it. We haven't been able to get them in, there has not been the

:40:29.:40:35.

space for it. Incredible scenes. Colin talking about the traffic,

:40:35.:40:43.

There is a traffic jam there, it is not moving very well! In 1996 they

:40:43.:40:50.

didn't have a parade like this for your success, did they? No, smaller

:40:50.:41:00.
:41:00.:41:07.

floats! Rowing will be having a big impact. I have been asked to go on

:41:07.:41:14.

the selection panel and I am thinking oh, my God, what have I

:41:14.:41:24.
:41:24.:41:29.

let myself in for. For they are getting close. Where are they, Huw?

:41:29.:41:34.

Very close, passing under Admiralty Arch so they should be with you

:41:34.:41:37.

that the Queen Victoria memorial within a few minutes. We are

:41:38.:41:42.

wondering if we have ever seen a crowd like this in central London

:41:42.:41:48.

for any kind of event. I said I remember Nelson Mandela coming here

:41:48.:41:53.

in the late 90s, there was a bit crowd but I'm pretty certain it was

:41:53.:42:00.

nothing like this today. No, it is absolutely gargantuan as befits the

:42:00.:42:04.

greatest thing this country has ever staged. It is by far and away

:42:04.:42:13.

the most successful Games. There were only 22 nations taking part

:42:14.:42:19.

the last time we hosted, and to pick up something that was said in

:42:19.:42:23.

the studio earlier, these medals for Great Britain's teams have come

:42:23.:42:30.

from every single corner of the United Kingdom. The success has

:42:30.:42:35.

touched everyone, and Ruth if we needed it that the whole is more

:42:35.:42:39.

than the sum of the part. Aristotle was on to something. I have never

:42:39.:42:45.

seen anything like this, and I don't know how many times since I

:42:45.:42:50.

retired I have been asked if I wish I could compete in London, and the

:42:50.:42:55.

answer is no because winning his lovely but you spend your whole

:42:55.:43:01.

life training. I wouldn't have minded sneaking on one of the back

:43:01.:43:06.

of the floats. So many thousands of people coming out and cheering is

:43:06.:43:11.

great for the athletes - what motivation to keep training.

:43:11.:43:18.

let's hear from another one of the stars on the floats today.

:43:18.:43:23.

I am with the face of the Paralympic Games, Ellie Simmonds.

:43:23.:43:33.
:43:33.:43:37.

She has four medals, two of them gold medals. It is amazing, it is

:43:37.:43:42.

great to celebrate and be part of this. We knew that crowd would go

:43:42.:43:46.

crazy for you but I was not expecting this today. They are

:43:46.:43:55.

screaming your name. How does that feel? It is amazing, to celebrate

:43:55.:44:05.
:44:05.:44:13.

with the public and it was great to It was amazing to have that honour

:44:13.:44:20.

and in front of 80,000 poem and Johnny as well, -- people. I was

:44:20.:44:25.

nervous but really excited. What now for you, Ellie? Have a break

:44:25.:44:29.

for a bit and get away from the water and just enjoy the

:44:29.:44:36.

celebrations after the Games and we have the World Championships next

:44:36.:44:40.

year. We feel like we have grown up with you and you are a star. Thank

:44:40.:44:50.
:44:50.:44:50.

Two golds, silver and bronze this time. Two golds to go with the

:44:50.:44:56.

golds she claimed as a 14-year-old in Beijing. Very emotional, I

:44:56.:45:01.

noticed, in the last of those medals, Tanni. At that point it

:45:01.:45:05.

took a long time for the crowds and the expectation and the emotion to

:45:05.:45:09.

finally overwhelm her. Absolutely. You kind of forget in Beijing she

:45:09.:45:12.

was so young and I don't think there was any expectation on her.

:45:12.:45:17.

She won two golds and there was a sort of mad sort of flourish of

:45:17.:45:21.

publicity around her and came to these Games with pressure and to

:45:21.:45:26.

increase the number of event was amazing and brilliant for swimming.

:45:26.:45:33.

39 medals in total for swimming. It's lovely to see Colin Moynihan

:45:33.:45:38.

there, chair of the BOA, Princess Royal, Boris Johnson, everyone

:45:38.:45:42.

supporting the team. It's a true mingling of Olympics and

:45:42.:45:47.

Paralympics which London Games has helped deliver. An interesting mix

:45:47.:45:52.

there in the VIP box. We also saw the man who delivered the Olympics

:45:52.:46:02.

and that's the correct word to use, Sir on-- Sir John. He certainly did

:46:02.:46:08.

a wonderful job. The Princess Royal, of course, had that wonderful

:46:08.:46:13.

moment in an official capacity to present her own daughter with a

:46:13.:46:17.

silver medal and not many mums have a chance to do that. Although I I

:46:17.:46:27.
:46:27.:46:29.

also note that Irish athlete Michael McKillop did. I presented

:46:29.:46:34.

the flowers at that ceremony and there was - no anyone coming out to

:46:34.:46:39.

present and I was saying where is the person. And they were saying,

:46:39.:46:44.

we're hiding them. I marched out with no presenter and she was

:46:44.:46:47.

revealed and it was wonderful to see Michael's face and his mum,

:46:47.:46:57.
:46:57.:46:57.

they were both in tears by it. the parade is slowly, very slowly,

:46:57.:47:00.

making its way down towards Buckingham Palace. I told you a

:47:00.:47:06.

while ago that it was not a serious delay of about 15 minutes, I am now

:47:06.:47:11.

going to revise that in the interests of transparency. I am

:47:11.:47:15.

wondering whether it's closer to half an hour plus. That event will

:47:15.:47:18.

take place as soon as all the athletes arrive just in front of

:47:18.:47:22.

the Palace, that's where this event will take place and there will be

:47:22.:47:27.

plenty of music and speeches, too. We will be hearing from some of

:47:27.:47:33.

those who have been some of the more prominent faces, not part of

:47:33.:47:37.

the athletic community, sporting community, but people like Boris

:47:37.:47:41.

Johnson who have become even more well known as a result of the

:47:41.:47:44.

events of this summer. That's where the parade will end and there will

:47:44.:47:48.

be a big crowd and lots of them will be part of the community of

:47:48.:47:53.

Games-makers who have been working as volunteers. 70,000 of them

:47:53.:47:57.

working as volunteers in lots of different jobs during the past

:47:57.:48:07.

couple of months. Making our way down the Mall, past

:48:07.:48:13.

the entrance to Horse Guards Parade. Then passing Clarence House and

:48:13.:48:23.
:48:23.:48:25.

Lancaster House on the way down to the Palace. Johnny Peacock there.

:48:25.:48:31.

Goldie has her arm in a sling, before her javelin final twaebged

:48:31.:48:36.

something in the foream and that did hamper her progress. She gave

:48:36.:48:41.

an interview afterwards with regard to her own chance. She's terribly

:48:41.:48:45.

disappointed but always eloquent. She's vowed she's going to carry on

:48:45.:48:55.
:48:55.:49:02.

The first lead section of the parade, the procession arriving at

:49:02.:49:07.

the stands. Those stands mark the start, if you like, of the arena,

:49:07.:49:12.

the performance arena for the final area itself. We saw some of the

:49:12.:49:17.

guests, including Boris Johnson, in the background. A good dozen floats

:49:17.:49:27.
:49:27.:49:33.

there are already through Admiralty Arch. There are 21 of them. Louis

:49:33.:49:39.

Smith, wow. It's great, isn't it? The reception is fantastic. We had

:49:39.:49:44.

a bit of down time after the Olympics. Just to relive the moment

:49:44.:49:54.
:49:54.:49:55.

it's fantastic. Have you been... have been everywhere, holiday,

:49:55.:49:59.

working, hardly seen my family and parents. It's been manic. To come

:49:59.:50:05.

back to this, it's just crazy. Really good fun. The business about

:50:05.:50:08.

inspiring a generation and everything like that, what sort of

:50:08.:50:13.

response have you had from kids over the last month or so to what

:50:13.:50:17.

you achieved? The kids, so many people want to get involved in

:50:17.:50:21.

gymnastics and sport now. I have had so many tweets and messages

:50:21.:50:25.

from clubs and parents. That's what the Olympics is about. It's abouten

:50:25.:50:30.

spiring people to get involved in sport. It's fantastic. Have hu

:50:30.:50:39.

people saying, I want to get a pole get -- pommel horse? They're hard

:50:39.:50:46.

to come by, kids can get down to the gym club. As you can hear all

:50:46.:50:49.

the athletes and coaches in front of us are being announced. You are

:50:49.:50:53.

about to get your moment, as well. Can I bring Beth in. You got your

:50:53.:50:57.

medal, that took many years of hard work, didn't it? Yeah, a lot of

:50:57.:51:01.

people remember me from 2002 Commonwealth so it took ten years

:51:01.:51:05.

to finally achieve that one last dream. Can you imagine how many

:51:05.:51:12.

thousands of hours you have spent in gyms for that? No, I can't. 30

:51:12.:51:19.

hours a week and it took me a long time but I can't remember all that,

:51:19.:51:23.

I just remember the good times and standing on the podium. They're

:51:23.:51:27.

chanting for you and everybody else. Just acknowledge the applause,

:51:27.:51:31.

because the public love you and Louis and everybody else. Well done.

:51:31.:51:39.

I am with the amazing British rowing team. Let's start with Helen

:51:40.:51:44.

Glover and Heather Stanning who won the first gold of the Games. This

:51:44.:51:49.

is not your first victory parade, I hear your homecomings were

:51:49.:51:57.

incredible. We were fortunate enough to have homecomings, in

:51:58.:52:03.

Penzance. Not as busy as this. Scotland, the other end of the

:52:03.:52:06.

country, but they did a fantastic job coming out in the rain. It was

:52:06.:52:12.

really touching. We are so pleased everyone is so excited. You are a

:52:12.:52:15.

Captain in the Royal Artillery, are you rejoining your regiment soon?

:52:16.:52:20.

am back to work next Monday. Enjoying this time at the moment,

:52:20.:52:24.

being an athlete but back to work next week. Do you think you will

:52:24.:52:30.

fit right in? I hope so. A bit of readjusting but hopefully get back

:52:30.:52:34.

to work easily. You have another incredible parade planned for you

:52:34.:52:40.

there, as well. Thank you very much. Enjoy the rest of the parade.

:52:40.:52:44.

Incredible to think Helen Glover started rowing in 2005, the the

:52:44.:52:48.

year Great Britain was awarded these Games for London. By the way,

:52:48.:52:54.

Heather's postbox in Lossiemouth is the most northerly in the country.

:52:54.:52:57.

I am sure David Cameron is aware of that. I am absolutely sure he is

:52:57.:53:01.

and Colin Moynihan and Seb Coe as well who told us a while ago about

:53:01.:53:05.

his immense pride in what's been achieved and he's been modest,

:53:05.:53:09.

given the fact he's driven the bid and delivered the bid. It's

:53:09.:53:13.

something that, frankly, he should be not too modest about. Indeed. We

:53:13.:53:18.

saw Helen and Heather there, starting the gold rush by winning

:53:18.:53:22.

the first in women's rowing since it was introduced in 1976 for Great

:53:22.:53:27.

Britain and sure enough, you wait 36 years and three women's golds

:53:27.:53:35.

come along in four days. Amongst them one for Katherine The Great.

:53:35.:53:39.

Golden girl, how is this pa roeud for you -- parade for you,

:53:39.:53:44.

overwhelming? It's impossible to put into words. No idea this many

:53:44.:53:54.
:53:54.:53:54.

people would come out all over again. It's one - amazing messages

:53:54.:54:01.

of support. It's just - you just want to hug everybody. Amazing.

:54:01.:54:08.

just be loving now being Olympic champion, finally? Well, things

:54:08.:54:14.

like this don't help make it sink in, it's even more surreal. I mean,

:54:14.:54:18.

you imagine what it might be like but no one dreamt this. This is

:54:18.:54:25.

beyond dreams come true. When you watch - Andy Murray said you were

:54:25.:54:29.

an inspiration to him, will you be keeping an eye on him today in the

:54:29.:54:38.

US Open. Everyone felt - to see him win was incredible. Wonderful. Now

:54:38.:54:47.

I am hoping he takes it on and wins the US Open. You need to be in the

:54:47.:54:52.

next press conferences, he had Sean Connery and Alex Ferguson bursting

:54:52.:55:02.

in. You go for it, enjoy the parade. Katherine's victory with Anna

:55:02.:55:11.

Watkins was one of the most popular I think in the Olympics. A win for

:55:11.:55:21.
:55:21.:55:28.

sheer bloody-minded determineness. We see the team pursuitists. Laura

:55:28.:55:35.

Trott there. There's Philip Heinds and Victoria Pendleton. So many

:55:35.:55:44.

decorated in the Velodrome. It was one of the hottest tickets in town.

:55:44.:55:49.

We talk about legacy. Well, there is plans in Edinburgh for a Sir

:55:49.:55:56.

Chris Hoy cycle pathway. A route right around the city and that's

:55:56.:56:00.

really legacy in action. Interesting to see so many senior

:56:00.:56:04.

figures from the armed forces in that VIP stand. There will be lots

:56:04.:56:10.

of people watching who will want to acknowledge the role they played in

:56:10.:56:15.

the smooth running, they stepped in to help out with security

:56:15.:56:18.

arrangements when there were difficulties at the start, and

:56:18.:56:21.

really did help to smooth things over and things ran very

:56:21.:56:28.

efficiently indeed. When Sochi and Rio seek to emulate some of the

:56:28.:56:32.

aspects of London, they'll look at the enthusiasm but you made a great

:56:32.:56:39.

point, ease of access. That was very refreshing as someone who's

:56:39.:56:45.

been at a few of these things and we all have in this commentary box

:56:45.:56:54.

before. The other thing they'll pick up on is the LED pixels. A

:56:54.:56:59.

real winner. They streamed them around when Johnny Peacock won.

:56:59.:57:05.

That made it another special night. The other thing, a sense of humour.

:57:05.:57:13.

Mr Bean, James Bond. Danny Boyle, to be fair, we are weeks on now and

:57:13.:57:17.

it's easy to forget some of the things that happened weeks ago.

:57:17.:57:20.

Danny Boyle who did perform a miracle with that opening ceremony,

:57:20.:57:24.

had always said and said to me in May when I spoke to him then, that

:57:24.:57:28.

he wanted to introduce that quirky British sense of humour into the

:57:28.:57:34.

ceremony. That was such a gamble. To do that on a global stage is not

:57:34.:57:39.

an easy thing and not a given. I felt that really he did pull that

:57:39.:57:43.

off very well and cleverly blended that humour in a way that lots of

:57:43.:57:47.

people could get. Mr Bean, well, yes that's British humour, but

:57:47.:57:50.

British humour that's understood and is loved all over the world.

:57:50.:57:53.

was indeed. That opening ceremony of the Olympics, like watching and

:57:53.:58:01.

being on the film set of a live Danny Boyle movie. No cuts, no

:58:01.:58:06.

stoppages, all the tape actually fed in live, a triumph. And Kim

:58:06.:58:11.

Gavin at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics, spectacular show.

:58:11.:58:17.

Both were amazing, for Paralympics we are used to having the same

:58:17.:58:20.

ceremony. This was a chance to do something incredibly different. For

:58:20.:58:24.

both Games it was important that the athletes' parade, they came in

:58:24.:58:29.

quickly and gave the athletes the opportunity to leave. For those

:58:29.:58:32.

that were able to go it meant such a big thing for the athletes

:58:32.:58:36.

because that marks the start of it. A number of our athletes choose not

:58:36.:58:39.

to be there if they were competing the next day or day after but that

:58:39.:58:49.
:58:49.:58:52.

The noise levels have risen because the first floats have come to the

:58:52.:59:02.
:59:02.:59:04.

This is special. Yes, and I can see Mo Farah, the man who made me lose

:59:04.:59:13.

my voice! It is a day off from his kids, getting some peace and quiet.

:59:13.:59:21.

Brilliant stuff. He is a hero, a global hero. Anybody who knows

:59:21.:59:25.

anything about sport, N Dover and training, what he achieved is so

:59:25.:59:30.

special. He did so well at the world championships last year and

:59:30.:59:35.

coming back to repeat that, once you have had a season that has gone

:59:35.:59:40.

so well for you, it is so difficult come back and do it again. I

:59:40.:59:46.

thought he was struggle but he did it with greater ease. So many of

:59:46.:59:50.

the faces of this game to game into the Olympics with their faces all

:59:50.:59:57.

over posters - Jessica Ennis was all over Heathrow, a 70 ft image of

:59:57.:00:02.

her, and she had to live up to that and see those posters. That is an

:00:02.:00:07.

added pressure of the home Games. can't imagine the pressure from

:00:07.:00:12.

that point of view. They am struggling to comprehend from that

:00:12.:00:16.

point of view. We never had that within our time and I think I would

:00:16.:00:21.

have loved it in some ways, I would have been celebrating on one of the

:00:21.:00:28.

floats now. If they have waited patiently. We have sat here all

:00:28.:00:34.

afternoon and the crowd have waited, and now they are being rewarded for

:00:34.:00:39.

their patience. They get to see their heroes. If they are lucky

:00:39.:00:43.

they will have been to the venue and seen them in the flesh, but

:00:43.:00:53.
:00:53.:00:55.

they have supported them through the mediums of television or were -

:00:55.:01:01.

- wherever it is. They are loving the environment and it is so much

:01:01.:01:04.

easier to go into another year of preparation when you see that

:01:04.:01:12.

genuine support. It is like genuine law they are being shown. Just

:01:12.:01:16.

think of the thousands of people watching this who will remember it.

:01:16.:01:21.

It is very special. I might disagree with you - being on one of

:01:21.:01:28.

these floats and going around, how can you top this? It will be really

:01:28.:01:32.

tough carrying on from that point of view. In it will drive you out

:01:32.:01:37.

of retirement. I spent a long time trying to persuade the cynics that

:01:37.:01:41.

they would love this and in my heart of hearts I knew they would,

:01:41.:01:48.

but there was always a tiny doubt that people would not get converted.

:01:48.:01:54.

I'm not into sport, well are you in to end ever and the human spirit.

:01:54.:01:59.

That is surprise people who were not into sport, they're into human

:01:59.:02:02.

beings are achieving, coming together and showing what they are

:02:02.:02:08.

capable of. It's has shown unity in the nation, the love and passion of

:02:09.:02:13.

people's achievements than successes. We support them whether

:02:13.:02:19.

it is rowing, wrestling, athletics. We became sports fans and we saw

:02:19.:02:24.

young people achieving phenomenal things. We saw gamesmakers making a

:02:24.:02:28.

path easy for people to come and enjoy the performances of these

:02:28.:02:38.
:02:38.:02:43.

people. The enjoyment has been on real. -- unreal. Not long to go now

:02:43.:02:49.

before the finale gets under way as the floats come around the Queen

:02:49.:02:53.

Victoria Memorial, a great view of Buckingham Palace, and then they

:02:54.:02:57.

settle into their positions ready for the performances to begin

:02:57.:03:01.

because we will be having some music. Rebecca Adlington and the

:03:01.:03:06.

others will be enjoying that, and then we will also be hearing from

:03:06.:03:11.

the Prime Minister and the mayor of London. Rebecca will be celebrating

:03:11.:03:16.

over the next couple of days in her hometown of Mansfield. She has her

:03:16.:03:22.

homecoming parade tomorrow so Mansfield will have a big party

:03:22.:03:28.

tomorrow. A bird's-eye view, and just spotting in the foreground a

:03:28.:03:35.

Guard of Honour provided by the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, and they

:03:35.:03:45.
:03:45.:03:47.

will be entertaining the crowd. A real sense of build up now, a real

:03:48.:03:52.

sense of charged up atmosphere as people prepared to say farewell in

:03:52.:03:56.

effect to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. That is what this

:03:56.:04:01.

is about, saying well done and congratulating people on their

:04:01.:04:05.

achievements, but also closing the book and saying farewell to the

:04:05.:04:14.

event of this wonderful summer. The floats have now arrived. We have

:04:14.:04:19.

just seen the end of the sequence of floats, 21 of them. They have

:04:19.:04:24.

made their way through Admiralty Arch and there are a dozen of them

:04:24.:04:34.
:04:34.:04:35.

left to come into the arena itself. We are seeing some of the athletes,

:04:35.:04:40.

and passed on their parade trucks here, but you can also see that

:04:40.:04:44.

parents. I wouldn't want to drag them out, but this is the moment

:04:44.:04:50.

they have been waiting for to say well done to their sons and

:04:50.:04:55.

daughters coming through. A massive outpouring of emotion. It is it the

:04:55.:05:00.

weight of expectation has been lifted from people's shoulders,

:05:00.:05:06.

athletes and parents alike. One of the great moments from the Olympic

:05:06.:05:14.

Games, when it comes to talking about the love of parents, the

:05:14.:05:24.
:05:24.:05:28.

father of Chad Le Clos. Can you imagine your child achieving

:05:28.:05:32.

something as wonderful as a medal in the Olympics and that

:05:32.:05:38.

Paralympics? He summed it up, I loved it when he said "what a

:05:38.:05:48.
:05:48.:05:49.

We are here emphasising and admiration and I have lost count of

:05:49.:05:55.

the number of athletes holding a placard saying thank you. They are

:05:55.:06:00.

here as champions, but they want a safe thank you for the support.

:06:00.:06:04.

Because they know they could not have done it without their coaches,

:06:04.:06:10.

teachers, parents. There are many people involved in their careers.

:06:10.:06:15.

There is one sign in a dual language which says thank you from

:06:15.:06:24.

Stephanie Hughes, a guide of one of the visually impaired athletes. He

:06:24.:06:29.

is a PE teacher and he brought his pupils to wash the Paralympic Games.

:06:29.:06:34.

That changes attitudes as well, people going back to their local

:06:34.:06:39.

area and changing people's minds about Paralympics bought. A lot of

:06:39.:06:44.

people saying thank you in their own way today, and we saw a great

:06:44.:06:48.

contingent of gamesmakers a short while ago in their distinctive

:06:48.:06:53.

uniforms because they have been given pride of place in one section

:06:53.:06:56.

of this crowd because their contribution has been recognised

:06:56.:07:02.

fully. A here we are again amongst the

:07:02.:07:08.

crowd. The volunteers are dotted down that way and some more floats

:07:08.:07:18.
:07:18.:07:19.

coming this way. One person who has seen her husband coming past,,

:07:19.:07:29.
:07:29.:07:29.

Sarah Hoy, how was that? It I am so happy. How do you stop this? I'm

:07:29.:07:34.

not sure. Maybe we will have to have a Friday Parade, I'm not sure

:07:34.:07:38.

but we are really looking forward to what the future holds and being

:07:38.:07:42.

launched into the future by what the London Games has done for the

:07:42.:07:47.

country. For his it difficult to keep his feet on the ground? To be

:07:47.:07:50.

honest he's pretty grounded but the last few weeks have been filled

:07:50.:07:57.

with excitement and I hope that keeps going. One personal

:07:57.:08:02.

recommendation, watching that, get him to do plenty of that. 20th

:08:02.:08:09.

ironing as well. Sir Chris Hoy has called it a day at the Olympic

:08:09.:08:13.

Games anyway but his wife was saying there was always Glasgow

:08:13.:08:21.

2014 because that has stepped into the spotlight, and Chris will

:08:21.:08:25.

compete in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. What a way to go out

:08:25.:08:31.

that one be. There has got to be an inspiring thing. You can't fail at

:08:31.:08:38.

a venue like that if you are Chris Hoy. The no pressure! A few more

:08:38.:08:48.
:08:48.:08:50.

floats to come, possibly four or 5. One thing I haven't told you about,

:08:50.:08:55.

keeping as little surprise, is that this thin Vale will also feature a

:08:55.:09:00.

pretty spectacular fly-past. I will not give you any more details but

:09:00.:09:04.

we will tell you about that in a few minutes. It will be pretty

:09:04.:09:08.

spectacular, and it will be a fitting tribute as this finale

:09:08.:09:12.

reaches a climax. If I'm surprised Beth Tweddle is not involved in

:09:12.:09:16.

that because as a retiring athlete now she is achieving a lot of

:09:16.:09:21.

things she has never been able to do as a gymnast, and one of them is

:09:21.:09:29.

wing walking which she has done recently. She says she has at

:09:29.:09:39.
:09:39.:09:44.

sailing, and skydiving on her list. A frill seeker, clearly. -- thrill

:09:44.:09:54.
:09:54.:09:55.

seeker. That is the root of the fly-past. It will come directly

:09:55.:10:00.

over the Mall and fly over the famous balcony of Buckingham Palace.

:10:00.:10:05.

We are very familiar with the form of the fly-past, but it is the

:10:05.:10:10.

combination of aircraft taking part and one of them will be one that is

:10:10.:10:14.

associated very strongly with the Olympics this year because it is an

:10:14.:10:19.

aircraft which we saw at the start of the summer to do with the flame

:10:19.:10:25.

itself. That will be part of the fly-past over Buckingham Palace.

:10:25.:10:33.

We can read on this flag Jonathan Adams, GB, don't just dream it - do

:10:33.:10:39.

it. You are Jonathan's Maugham, how was the experience of today for

:10:39.:10:45.

you? If it was brilliant, I am so proud of everyone. I cried last

:10:45.:10:55.
:10:55.:10:55.

night, I don't want it to end. he see you? Just! His team mate

:10:55.:11:00.

pointed us out. What has it been like? One before, the whole thing

:11:00.:11:06.

has been completely brilliant. has gone so smoothly without any

:11:06.:11:12.

hitches. De to have a dream it could be this fun? No, it has been

:11:12.:11:18.

amazing. Totally breathtaking. the Paralympics to come home to

:11:18.:11:23.

England is just perfect. Enjoy what is left of the afternoon, we are

:11:23.:11:33.
:11:33.:11:39.

A great sound and the rousing sight of the band of the Royal Marines,

:11:39.:11:43.

the musical wing of the Royal Navy, and they have been playing all

:11:43.:11:49.

along. They were right at the end, the tale of the parade itself. Now

:11:49.:11:53.

they have joined us setting the highest standards in music as they

:11:53.:12:00.

always do. Their presence tells us all the floats are here and the

:12:00.:12:09.

finale will begin very soon. I'm expecting a fly-past to take place

:12:09.:12:14.

in about eight minutes time so that will take place maybe just after

:12:14.:12:17.

the finale has started because these things are timed to

:12:18.:12:23.

perfection. These timings for the flight path can't be adjusted once

:12:23.:12:31.

they are set so the fly-past itself will take place at about 3:45pm.

:12:31.:12:37.

They are in for a treat when that happens because they're going to

:12:37.:12:41.

see an impressive display and that display will include the famous Red

:12:41.:12:50.

arrows. A lot of those who have been taking part and helping out

:12:50.:12:55.

with different kinds of tasks and services during the Olympic Games

:12:55.:13:01.

and Paralympic Games. People have come from all walks of life to help

:13:01.:13:08.

out, from doctors and advisers and administrators, people who have

:13:08.:13:18.
:13:18.:13:20.

volunteered their services to help make the Games work. There you have

:13:20.:13:25.

a taste of the organisation because the athletes are being rounded up

:13:25.:13:30.

according to their various sports. We have seen them grouped on the

:13:30.:13:38.

float themselves but now they will be put into sections for this final

:13:38.:13:48.
:13:48.:13:48.

entertainment. The Mall lined with flags, not just union jacks bought

:13:48.:13:53.

a limpet flax to all the way along flanking St James's Park to

:13:53.:14:03.
:14:03.:14:17.

Here we have the first signs of the fly-past approaching. This is a

:14:17.:14:23.

distinctive plane, a BA plane in gold which brought the Olympic

:14:23.:14:32.

flame to the British Isles months ago. We saw David Beckham, Princess

:14:32.:14:36.

Royal there to greet it when at arrived. This is the first part of

:14:36.:14:45.

the fly-past. We get a better look when it

:14:45.:14:49.

approaches. We can see the distinctive BA tail and the golden

:14:49.:14:52.

colour which is shimmering in the light here on a lovely September

:14:52.:14:59.

day. Right over central London. Followed

:14:59.:15:07.

by the Lynx and Puma and Sea King helicopters but very keen crowds

:15:07.:15:10.

along the Mall and in front of the Palace will register the fact that

:15:10.:15:14.

the fly-past is happening. There will be a thunderous roar as it

:15:14.:15:24.
:15:24.:15:38.

There we have a better view. The plane that brought the flame to

:15:38.:15:46.

the British Isles with a thank you written very clearly on the

:15:46.:15:49.

underside. A thank you to all the athletes and a thank you to all

:15:49.:15:55.

those who have taken part in the Games. Leading the way, the plane

:15:55.:15:59.

which brought the flame to Britain, now leading the way as we say

:15:59.:16:04.

farewell to this summer. Right over Buckingham Palace and

:16:04.:16:13.

all the greenery of green park and St James Park.

:16:13.:16:19.

Followed by the helicopters. There we have the golden plane

:16:19.:16:25.

making its way to west London. Here come the helicopters.

:16:25.:16:33.

Puma, Lynx and Sea King. The Sea King being the biggest of

:16:33.:16:43.
:16:43.:17:10.

The Sea King, I am told is based in An impressive formation. The Sea

:17:10.:17:15.

King mark 7 is an airborne surveillance and control helicopter.

:17:15.:17:21.

The eyes in the sky of the Navy, if you like, searching for any aerial

:17:21.:17:28.

threats to the Navy, to the fleet. The Sea King, which is maybe

:17:28.:17:35.

looking a little couple little cumbersome by some on the outside

:17:35.:17:45.
:17:45.:18:01.

but said to be advanced and an The Lynx, and the Puma, battlefield

:18:01.:18:05.

helicopter. There we have people armed with cameras and Binoculars

:18:05.:18:08.

and members of the armed forces who will know exactly what they're

:18:08.:18:16.

looking for. The four helicopters lead the way.

:18:16.:18:20.

Across central London, they've flown in from the east, from the

:18:20.:18:25.

direction of the city where this parade started, by the way. More

:18:25.:18:31.

than two hours ago. A great scene there, the old post office tower as

:18:31.:18:37.

it was once called in central London, and there we have them

:18:37.:18:39.

approaching directly along the line of the Mall towards the Palace

:18:40.:18:49.
:18:50.:19:08.

Some applause then for the helicopters and we are looking out

:19:08.:19:18.
:19:18.:19:21.

for the next formation. Two typhoons, along with the sentry

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E 3-D aircraft. The sentry based in Lincolnshire. Operated by the RAF

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in the airborne surveillance and command and control role. Then the

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typhoons from RAF in Lincolnshire, multirole aircraft. Always

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impressive to see. Sweeping along. What a sight!

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The Red Arrows streaming red, white There can't be a more impressive or

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more dramatic tribute to the The Hawk T1 in use by the Arrows

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from 1979 from Lincolnshire and such an impressive finale for this

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parade. As the show is about to begin, because we now have music

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and entertainment and we will have some contributions from the Prime

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Minister and the Mayor of London and others.

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Wembley Stadium in the background, the skies across London rather grey,

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but it's been dry. Some trails of red, white and blue smoke in the

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sky above the great gardens of Buckingham Palace. Everyone in

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Trafalgar Square, a great crowd there waiting for this event to

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begin on the big screens. Many, many thousands of people have

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packed in waiting for the final opportunity to say well done and

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thank you for a wonderful summer's The event, when it begins, will be

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led from the stage by Helen Skelton and Ben Shepherd and they may well

:21:57.:22:03.

be waiting for a few of the members of the crowd to join those already

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waiting around Buckingham Palace itself. There we can see a gentle

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walk down. No sense of a great rush, but they're trying to control the

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crowd so there is no mad rush here. The event is getting under way. So,

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let's join those who will introduce the events for us. Team GB and

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Paralympics GB arrive here on a a series of floats. Did you all enjoy

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that, ladies and gentlemen? It's going to get better. Hundreds of

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thousands of great British fans have lined the streets from Mansion

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House to Trafalgar Square to cheer our team on. In a few minutes we

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will be presenting them to you right here in front of Buckingham

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Palace. Today's parade finale is all about celebrating the successes

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of our fantastic athletes. But before we introduce you to a new

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guard of sporting heroes, please welcome to the stage the fabulous,

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the gorgeous Amy MacDonald singing # I never felt like this before

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# Try to hold it back and I feel it even more

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# Suite drips down my spine and my knees are weak

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# I cannot move, I cannot speak # But then you came and I held it

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together again # I managed to stumble through

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# 50,000 voices Singin' In The Rain # There's nothing that I wouldn't

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# Cause I'd move mountains if you asked me to

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# I'd swim the seven seas # I'll be the one to hold your

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torch again # I'll do anything you ask of me

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# Cause I'd move mountains if you asked me to

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# I'd swim the seven seas # I'll be the one to hold your

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torch again # I never knew how proud I would

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feel # Just standing in the rain

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# These three words mean everything to me

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# And I'd sing it again and again # Cause I'd move mountains if you

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asked me to # I'd swim the seven seas

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# I'll be the one to hold your torch again

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# I'll do anything you ask of me # Cause I'd move mountains if you

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asked me to # I'd swim the seven seas

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# I'll be the one to hold your torch again

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# I'll do anything you ask of me # Well the red, blue and white of

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the flag shines bright # And it's blowing there for me

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# With my hand on my heart, the honest truth

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# There's nowhere I'd rather be # Cause I'd move mountains if you

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asked me to # I'd swim the seven seas

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# I'll be the one to hold your torch again

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# I'll do anything you ask of me # Cause I'd move mountains if you

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asked me to # I'd swim the seven seas

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# I'll be the one to hold your torch again

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What's happening now at the finale itself is that they're enjoying a

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bit of film on the big screens, it's about some of the highlights

:27:08.:27:12.

of the Games. We have seen lots of highlights today. We have seen a

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huge number of highlights today and I suppose it's a good time, Tanni

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and Hazele, it's a good time to reflect on the fact what this has

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done today isn't just an opportunity for people to say

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thanks, but it's something which people have a great tendency to

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want to do, is to relive some of these great moments they've seen.

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There's been amazing moments. It feels like the start of the

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Olympics was a lifetime away. It's a really good point to reflect on

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all those wonderful performances, you know, I cried my eyes out

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before Katherine Grainger started rowing. When she was halfway

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through I was fine because I knew she was going to win. It's brought

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out so much emotion in the public that they didn't expect to feel or

:27:55.:27:59.

to see and it is the right time to bring all that together in one

:27:59.:28:03.

moment of celebration. When you think of some of the stars of the

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Olympics and Paralympics, Oscar Pistorius and all our British

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Paralympians and at the Olympics, Usain Bolt and Karane James for me

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in that 400 metres, he symbolised for me the crossover with the

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Olympics and the Paralympics and how they have co-existed so

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beautifully over the last seven weeks. That for me was the moment

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that sums up the last seven weeks. Lots to reflect on and Ben Shepherd

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and Helen Skelton getting ready to introduce the next section of this

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finale. Your Royal Highness, Princess Royal,

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Lords, ladies, gentlemen and children welcome to the Athletes

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Parade. Over a decade has passed since Britain decided to bid for

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the Games and in that time the National Lottery has invested

:28:59.:29:03.

billions of pounds into British sport. Compared to that in a

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relatively short amount of time Team GB and Paralympics GB did did

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fantastically well in 29 days We witnessed some unprecedented

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performances by it at leads from Great Britain. Not just by the

:29:30.:29:35.

medal-winners. New talent has emerged, personal bests were

:29:35.:29:41.

smashed and more athletes the never qualified for finals. It was a

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truly remarkable thing that we have been lucky enough to experience. To

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try and help us understand how this dream came true, please welcome

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Sarah Storey representing Paralympics GB, and Sir Chris Hoy

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representing the Olympics Team GB. You have got so many medals! You

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must be exhausted. What was it like at the closing ceremony? For when I

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walked into the stadium it was a sea of gold and it brought a lump

:30:28.:30:35.

to my throat. 80,000 people and the athletes, we just loved every

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minute of it. You have seen the support today, thousands of people

:30:40.:30:46.

lining the streets, did you expect that? Nor at all. After Beijing we

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had a fantastic reception. An unbelievable reception and this is

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on a different scale. I didn't think it was possible to have so

:30:57.:31:02.

many people supporting us. I am so proud and I want to say thank you

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to everyone who has made the effort and been involved in both of the

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Games. Take us back to when the boat heard that London had won the

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bid. What were you thinking and how does it affect your training?

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gives you an extra boost on a cold dark morning. It gives you an extra

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push and when you arrive in London and see the red white and blue, and

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I was fortunate enough to get a glimpse, it was unbelievable.

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I was lucky enough to meet your wife just before your keirin semi-

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final. Oh, yeah! What struck me is that she was so nervous. I had a

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moment of clarity of what the family and friends go through. She

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was visibly shaking and she was desperate for it to be over so you

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could finally see her. Paint a picture of how much friends and

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family have helped. We simply wouldn't be here without that

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support. You do get a glimpse of what happens with the family and

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friends when you get a video shop stop them. There is one of my mom

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who could not watch the racing. She had her hands over her eyes and

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asked my dad at the end of the race if I had won. They are living it

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with you, urging you one, and if you came last or first, they

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wouldn't care. They just support you and hope you do well. A have

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you managed to spend some time with her since then? A little bit, but

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it has been one hotel to the next, new events and a whirlwind. It is

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quite emotional, it takes a lot o to view. You just try to take it in,

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absorb it, and taking the photographs. I will be able to look

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back at them and relive it soon. know that you exceeded your targets,

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what was it about London that just clicked? For home support, amazing

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volunteers, the incredible support behind the support. Without a

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backroom staff, coaches, the whole country behind us, it is not

:33:42.:33:49.

possible to get out and perform at our very best. Each of the athletes

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wants to thank everybody because otherwise we would not have been

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able to bring home this bling. tag-line of the Olympics has been

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to inspire regeneration no doubt you have both done that, but how do

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children get themselves to where you are today? Dream big, work hard

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every day, where the writ is at the thing you want to be best at or

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anything else. You have to put the hours in to the school work in case

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your dream of being an athlete doesn't work, but follow your

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dreams and you won't go too far wrong. You are both an example of

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what can be achieved. Chris, one question from everyone, how will

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you be able to say goodbye to this? It is very difficult. If you have

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to end an Olympic career anywhere, this is the way to do it, to do it

:34:52.:34:59.

in front of this unbelievable crowd. A number of athletes are retiring

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today in terms of their Alan picks -- Olympics careers, but I will be

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going to Glasgow 24 team. That is good news! It is a bit greedy, but

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if I can have the Olympics at home and the Commonwealth Games at home,

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that is a brilliant end to my career. Few days like today make

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your decision of carrying on to Rio any easier? A definitely, when

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there is so much emotion and so many people to thank, you have to

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go away and put a plan together so I intend to enjoy this, have a

:35:52.:35:57.

little holiday, and go on to the next four years with a fresh mind

:35:57.:36:05.

and a smile on my face. We want you to enjoy today. If you would like

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to go and during your team mates -- join your team mates.

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Now, the moment we have all been waiting for. Millions of supporters

:36:30.:36:37.

across the UK have followed their every move for months. It started

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on 27th July, and ended for some just a few hours ago on the other

:36:41.:36:47.

side of London in Stratford. can't believe Sarah Storey was not

:36:47.:36:54.

falling asleep at the microphone. They have had a brilliant few weeks.

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Please, show your appreciation for As they prepare to welcome the

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athletes, they will be escorted on to the rousing sound of the Pet

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Shop Boys, and they will be performing for this section of the

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This is the moment we will remember every day for the rest of our lives.

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Time name Rush us, put on this day we have arrived. It has been along

:38:27.:38:35.

time coming, we were in the running for so long but now we are on our

:38:35.:38:45.
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way. Let the ride just take us side by side and make us see the world

:38:45.:38:55.
:38:55.:38:57.

through new eyes every day. You're a winner, I'm a winner. This is

:38:57.:39:07.
:39:07.:39:08.

happening so fast. You're a winner, I'm a winner. Let's enjoy it while

:39:08.:39:18.
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it lasts. Being a loser, paid my dues. Fought my way up from the

:39:20.:39:30.
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ground. Now at this moment, the crowd acclaimed us, you just listen

:39:32.:39:38.

to that sound. It has been a long time coming, you've been in the

:39:38.:39:47.

running for so long, but now we are on our way. Let them ride just take

:39:47.:39:57.
:39:57.:40:00.

us side by side and make us see the world throughIs every day. --

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through new eyes. You're a winner, I'm a winner, this is happening so

:40:07.:40:17.
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fast. You're a winner, I'm a winner, let's enjoy it while it lasts. It

:40:20.:40:28.

took us so long, we worked so hard. We came so far just to compete.

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Don't forget the love and laughter, now the world is that our feet.

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Looking back at the times we felt downcast, didn't think we were

:40:49.:40:58.

going anywhere, just living in the past. But in the desperation, the

:40:58.:41:08.

inspiration... Euro winner, I'm a winner, this is happening so fast.

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You're a winner, I'm a winner, let's enjoy it while it last.

:41:21.:41:31.
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Because you're a winner, York a winner -- you're a winner. This is

:41:39.:41:49.
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happening so fast. Enjoy it while it lasts. Because you're a winner.

:41:52.:42:02.
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Thank you. It is amazing to be here. This is a song about London, it is

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 40 seconds

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# Sometimes you're better off dead There's gun in your hand and it's

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pointing at your head You think you're mad, too unstable Kicking in

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chairs and knocking down tables In a restaurant in a West End town

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Call the police, there's a madman around Running down underground to

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a dive bar In a West End town In a West End town, a dead end world Too

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many shadows, whispering voices Faces on posters, too many choices

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If, when, why, what? How much have you got? Have you got it, do you

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get it, if so, how often? And which do you choose, a hard or soft

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option? In a West End town, a dead end world. The East End boys and

:43:48.:43:58.
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West End girls. In a West End town, a dead end world. The East End boys

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and West End girls. West End girls. # In a West End town

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# East End boys and West End girls # West End girls

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# You have got a heart of glass or a heart of stone

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# Just you wait until I get you home

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# We have no future, no past # Here today, built to last

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# In every city in every nation from lake Geneva to the Finland

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station # In a West End town, a dead end

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world # The East End boys and West End

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girls # In a West End town, a dead end

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world # East End boys, West End girls

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# West End girls # East End boys

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# West End girls # West End girls. #

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Thank you. APPLAUSE AND CHEERING the Olympics, the next Olympics are

:46:16.:46:23.

going west to Brazil, so this is called Go West. Let me hear you

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# Together we will go our way # Together we will leave some day

:47:03.:47:12.

# Together your hand in my hands # Together, we will make our plans

:47:12.:47:17.

# We will fly so high # Tell all our friends goodbye

:47:17.:47:26.

# We will start life new # This is what we'll do

:47:26.:47:30.

# Go west # Life is peaceful there

:47:30.:47:34.

# Go west # In the open air

:47:34.:47:38.

# Go west # Where the skies are blue

:47:38.:47:44.

# Go west # This is what we're gonna do

:47:44.:47:50.

# Together, we will love the beach # Together, we will learn and teach

:47:50.:47:59.

# Together, change our pace of life # Together, we will work and strive

:47:59.:48:02.

# I love you # I know you love me

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# I want you # How could I disagree

:48:06.:48:09.

# So that's why # I make no protest

:48:09.:48:14.

# When you say # You will do the rest

:48:14.:48:17.

# Go west # Life is peaceful there

:48:17.:48:20.

# Go west # In the open air

:48:20.:48:25.

# Go west # Baby, you and me

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# Go west # This is our destiny

:48:29.:48:33.

# Go west # Sun in winter time

:48:33.:48:38.

# Go west # everybody's feeling fine

:48:38.:48:41.

# Go west # Where the skies are blue

:48:41.:48:47.

# Go west # This is what we're gonna do

:48:47.:48:53.

# There where the air is free # We'll be what we want to be

:48:53.:49:03.
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# Now if we make a stand # We'll find our promised land

:49:04.:49:08.

# Go west # Life is peaceful there

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# Go west # There in the open air

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# Go west # Where the skies are blue

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# Go west # This is what we are our destiny

:49:21.:49:25.

# Life is peaceful there # Go west

:49:25.:49:30.

# In the open air # Go west

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# Baby you and me # Go west

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# This is our destiny # Sun in winter time

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# Everybody's feeling fine # Go west

:49:44.:49:48.

# Where the skies are blue # Go west

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# This is what we're gonna do # Go west! #

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London, thank you very much. APPLAUSE AND CHEERING.

:50:08.:50:10.

Your Royal Highness, my Lords, ladies, gentlemen, and children, I

:50:10.:50:17.

give you the athletes from Team GB and ParalympicsGB!

:50:17.:50:22.

APPLAUSE AND CHEERING. Please also show your appreciation for our flag

:50:22.:50:28.

and banner bearers from the ambition and inspiration programmes,

:50:28.:50:31.

hopefully we will be seeing more of them in years to come. It's also

:50:31.:50:35.

important to us that we make sure the volunteers and Games Makers

:50:35.:50:45.
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know just how valuable they were to It now gives me great pleasure to

:51:04.:51:07.

welcome her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, Prime Minister

:51:07.:51:17.
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David Cameron, and the Mayor of To everyone here on this

:51:48.:51:53.

extraordinary day, after this amazing parade, on behalf of the

:51:53.:52:01.

whole nation, thank you. Thank you to the athletes, to Team GB, to

:52:01.:52:05.

Paralympics GB, you have given us a golden summer of British sport and

:52:05.:52:15.
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you have made us all so proud. APPLAUSE AND CHEERING. From the

:52:15.:52:20.

heroes of the Velodrome, to the giants of the Aquatic Centre and

:52:20.:52:26.

champions of track and field, from Lee valley to Eton Dorney and to

:52:26.:52:29.

Weymouth, to everyone of our great Olympians and Paralympians, you

:52:29.:52:34.

have given us moments that we will never forget. The whole country

:52:34.:52:44.
:52:44.:52:44.

salutes your brilliance. And thank you to all those who made

:52:44.:52:48.

this possible. Britain's engineers and construction workers, Seb Coe

:52:48.:52:58.
:52:58.:52:59.

and his amazing team, the police who kept us safe, and to our

:52:59.:53:03.

servicemen and women who stepped up so magnificently. You proved again

:53:03.:53:13.
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you are the greatest in the world. And to the thousands of volunteers

:53:20.:53:22.

who turned London into a city of smiling faces. You are the people

:53:23.:53:27.

who made these the greatest Games ever.

:53:27.:53:35.

Most of all, thank you for what is still to come. You promised to

:53:35.:53:40.

inspire a generation and that is exactly what you are doing. If

:53:40.:53:43.

other people's children are anything like mine, they are

:53:43.:53:50.

dreaming of being Bradley Wiggins or Jessica Ennis or David Weir or

:53:50.:53:54.

Johnny Peacock. They're thinking about sport and disability in ways

:53:54.:53:59.

they never did before. They are seeing the values that really

:53:59.:54:05.

matter in life. Hard work, courage, friendship, respect, teamwork, the

:54:05.:54:11.

character to overcome adversity. You showed us the best face of

:54:11.:54:19.

Britain. Who we really are, one United Kingdom, one flag, one

:54:19.:54:23.

celebration and you showed us all that we can be - warm, welcoming,

:54:23.:54:28.

tolerant, vibrant, with a future every bit as exciting and thrilling

:54:28.:54:35.

as our past. 100 days on from those unforgettable celebrations for Her

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Majesty's Diamond Jubilee, that took place right where we are

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standing now, this is the great British summer that will be

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remembered in hundreds of years to come. We are a country that maybe

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small geographically, but we can do great things. You showed that we

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can take on the world and yes, we can win. So let the spirit that

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delivered these Games, that celebrated Britain's success, that

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brought this country together, let that spirit live on for generations

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING. And can I now introduce someone who

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is herself a great Olympian, someone who has brought into this

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world a medal-winning Olympian, someone who attended every event

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come rain or shine. Can you please give a very warm welcome to her

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Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, Princess Anne.

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING. Thank you, Prime Minister. Ladies

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and gentlemen, first can I say what a pleasure and privilege it has

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been to be President of the British Olympic Association for a home

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Games here in great great great -- Great Britain. The privilege this

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position has been in to sit on the board at LOCOG and see so many

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faces out there who have been critical to making the whole event

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the success it has been, to laying the foundations, to building up the

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numbers of people, bringing in the volunteers, making the whole system

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work, and producing the stages, the platforms, the support for these

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Games and these athletes. It's been an extraordinary journey and the

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IOC member Sir Craig and I were there when the decision was first

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made, so I have to say this has been a really remarkable period of

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time. But can I also say a big thank you to the Chef de Missions

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of the BOA, and the BPA, Andy Hunt and Craig Hunter and all their

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staff for the way in which they have helped to ensure that all the

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athletes were the best they could possibly be prepared, before the

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Games and for all the facilities through the Games, to compete at

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their best. To all of them, a huge thank you. Because for them the

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satisfaction has been enormous to watch the success of these Games.

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To them the inspiration for the legacy that will follow and the

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support they will get for the future, we look forward to that,

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too. Another big thank you to the great British public for its

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outstanding support, whether that's been as spectators, as volunteers,

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or as people in a range of different uniforms who have all

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been volunteers to support the Games. But finally to our athletes,

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for their always inspiring achievements and I do mean all the

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athletes, everybody. Not just those who have won medals, all of them.

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You are now all Olympians and Paralympians. You set the tone for

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the future. Thank you. APPLAUSE AND CHEERING.

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Thank you very much your Royal Highness. My friends I am going to

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keep this brief because I have some heroic people behind me who have

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been on floats all afternoon without being allowed to touch a

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drop of beer. I am going to get The Prime Minister is right that we

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should pay tribute to the thousands of people who have helped deliver

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the greatest Olympic and Paralympic Games that have ever been held. We

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say thank you to the armed services, and that police, and G4S, and the

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transport workers and the tens of thousands of volunteers, but a ball

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that is right now that we should thank the people without whom the

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last six weeks would not have made sense or been possible - the most

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successful team of athletes this country has ever assembled. I want

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to say to all of you - my God, they risk a lot of you - this was your

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achievement. -- there's a lot of you. You righted the doubters and

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you caused two train passengers to break into spontaneous conversation

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with their neighbours about subjects other than there are --

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their trod on toes. He showed this is about grit, hard work and coming

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back from defeat. You showed amazing courage in defeat, and

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speaking as a spectator you produced tears of joy on the sofa

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suffix of Britain. You probably not only helped to inspire a generation,

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but helped to create one as well, propelled by no stimulant more

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sinister than the beetroot juice favoured by David Weir. You did

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rack up more medals than France, Germany and Australia, more medals

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per head than virtually any country on earth. You brought spot home to

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a country where no doubt it was invented. You brought home rowing,

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you have brought home cycling, you brought home judo. I'm not sure

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that was invented in London, but never mind. You brought home ping-

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pong, and you brought home the truth about this country, that when

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we put our minds to it, there is no limit to what Britain can achieve.

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You have made everybody very proud. You have given hope for the future,

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and on behalf of everyone I say thank you. Let's give them a big

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cheer as they go forwards to Rio de Janeiro.

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Thunderous applause for Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, who

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has enthused the crowd and been a popular figure wherever he has gone,

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bringing this finale to a close before they sing the national

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anthem with Katherine Jenkins leading the way. # God save our

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gracious Queen. Long live our noble Queen. God save the Queen.

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# Send her victorious. # Happy and glorious. # Long to

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reign over us. Ladies and gentlemen, we have

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nearly come to the end of today's parade. It just remains to thank

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some people. Firstly the gorgeous Katherine Jenkins, also the band of

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the Coldstream Guards, the Queen's Guards, and the performing lions

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down the front, and everyone gathered here in Queens Gardens.

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Thank you for being here, and thank you two hours because for the very

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kind words. -- to our speakers. The Princess Royal making her way back

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to the VIP stand. She made remarks about the

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contributions have not just sports people but everyone who has been

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involved. There is one group of people

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surrounding us who we are phenomenally proud of. It is time

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to put your hands together one last time for our greatest team!

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Thank you to our great esteem and thank you to everyone who has been

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here today, everyone who has been a part of the greatest summer, the

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greatest the -- Olympics. Please welcome The Noisettes. # The

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eagle has landed # The butterfly is out of her

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cocoon # It ain't like I planned it

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# But lately I'm shining like the moon

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# I tell you something about turning doors

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# Too many questions will kill the surprise

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# After tonight there'll be no alibis

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# I'll be the apple of your eye # I feel like a winner

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# I feel like the world is in my hands

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# I feel like a winner # I got the world at my feet

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# I can dance to the beat of my song

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# Emancipation # I don't need your key to set me

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free # Rise to the occasion, yeah

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# Life gives a hand just wait and see (Just wait and see)

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# And while you're waiting for the world to change

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# I'll be your light as before the dawn

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# I'll be the star that you wish upon

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# I'll be the song a man should carry on # I feel like a winner

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# I feel like the world is in my hands

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# I feel like a winner # I got the world at my feet

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# I can dance to the beat of my song

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# I feel like a winner # I feel like the world is in my

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hands # I feel like a winner

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# I got the world at my feet # I can dance to the beat of my

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song # Shine like the morning sun

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# Everybody, everyone # Shine like the morning sun

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# Everybody, everyone # I feel like a winner

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# I feel like the world is in my hands

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# I feel like a winner # 'Cause I got the world at my feet

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# I can dance to the beat of my song

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# Because I feel like a winner # I feel like the world is in my

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hands # I feel like a winner

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# I got the world at my feet # I can dance to the beat of my

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Music the Gros, helping to write the final chapter of the story of

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London 2012. -- The Noisettes. The 14th Paralympic Games, and an

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amazing amount to celebrate. If you have missed today's events, don't

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forget that 8:30pm this evening you will have the highlights of the

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parade itself. The gamesmakers celebrating their achievements,

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70,000 volunteers taking part in Look at that, the sun has come out.

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What was it like on the floats? is not warm, I have to say.

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Certainly on top of the floats, it was quite brisk. There is a real

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hint of autumn in the air. People hanging off cranes, windows, every

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health and safety regulation has been broken by people hoping to get

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a vantage point on this extraordinary parade. I hope there

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is still a glimmer of that claim burning tonight for this amazing

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summer a sport in New York. I kind of feel like Andy Murray's of tears

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at Wimbledon helped to kick-start this amazing summer and it would be

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great to bookend them with tears of victory tonight.

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There was no room for the coaches and support staff, but they were

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mentioned in the speeches, and they are so vital, aren't they? We have

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some amazing athletes, and some amazing results, but a lot of them

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are due to the supporters, the physios, the coaches, getting the

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best boat of those athletes. The British Olympic Association is

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great at putting those teams together to make sure these people

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can perform. I know some of them are here today but some of them

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have not come down today, but they should be remembered as well.

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last night Lord Coe Said we should look at Paralympic sport in a

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different way, what does that mean? We were talking about winning and

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losing, talking about expectations, and none of the "poor little

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disabled people, aren't they brave and marvellous". That is an amazing

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legacy to go forward. Legacy, what does that word mean to you, Hazel?

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Clearly this will be mirrored in the Paralympics, in Huntingdon in

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the gymnastics club they normally get 30 kids trying that taster

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sessions every week - 170 have signed up every week, and that is

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what we want to replicate. We have a three-year-old, from my own

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perspective, and she will now go to bed without saying "can I just

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This has been a happy summer for everyone and extraordinary to be

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part of. We will never experienced anything like this again in terms

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of global sporting events, and these people here, perhaps they

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don't realise right now, just how special this has been. This is a

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unique moment in their lives, once in a lifetime. They will look back

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and reflect on this, and it will be an inspirational time for them. A

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great memory, and they will think we can achieve this. We have done

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it as a team, I have done it as an individual, and what can I do to

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help others experience this wonderful occasion. The team going

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on to Rio, for them it is so important. Yes, and it is a unique

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opportunity, but woe betide us if we let it slip through our fingers.

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Everyone can make speeches, and say it is imperative - do it, don't

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just talk about it. As always, Boris made a funny speech, but one

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of the points he made about the hard work, effort and determination,

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any top athlete knows that. Not every child watching this the

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Olympic Games will be competing for the country but there are so many

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other ways to contribute and make a difference. We have seen some

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talented athlete but it is the hard work and determination, that is the

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message that has come through. It is that people that try hard, and

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we have had a lot of people who have failed at previous Games and

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come back and succeeded here. It is about trying and eventually getting

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your rewards. I it will be the Winter Olympics in a couple of

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years as well. Absolutely, and we were talking in commentary about

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the legacy and the impact. 39 of them were here, and the speed

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skaters training in Germany stopped to watch Jason Kenny and they said

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they felt as connected to Team GB as the athletes here in London.

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will never host the Winter Olympic Games, which pretty much know that.

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It has been a wonderful experience, the BBC team has had a fantastic

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summer. That is about it. London 2012 is officially over. We have a

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well of memories to dip into, and whether it was competing,

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volunteering, or watching on the sofa at home, we have all been

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involved in this magnificent occasion. Four years to Rio.

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It is cold! -- gold! We have done it in style. He is the greatest

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sailing and then being in the This gold medal is his seventh in

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As a glorious sporting summer comes to an end, Gabby Logan presents live coverage of the Athletes' Parade, a celebration of the 800 athletes who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and Paralympics. Taking in the sights and sounds of London, thousands are expected to line the route of the parade to thank the athletes for their efforts and celebrate their achievements one last time. Commentary comes from Huw Edwards, Hazel Irvine and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.


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