COMMENT: Say thanks to heroes
BRITAIN’S remarkable summer of sport continued yesterday as hundreds of thousands of people cheered Team GB’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes through the streets of London.
London 2012 was an unforgettable triumph. Yesterday Britain started to say thank you to the people who made it happen – the competitors, organisers and volunteers.
As we have said time and again, the Games were not just about London, and the support shown across the country from the start of the torch relay onwards showed that.
On Friday the people of Wales get the chance to honour their athletes as the National Assembly stages a special home-coming event for the nation’s Olympians and Paralympians.
If the last few weeks have enthralled you then we would urge you to head to the Senedd on Friday.
This summer has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
On Friday you get the chance to say one last thankyou to our Games heroes.
The event starts at 4.30pm, and if London yesterday was anything to go by, there will be tens of thousands of people in Cardiff Bay.
Gwent competitors like Mark Colbourne will be there, and this area will be represented by performances from Ebbw Vale Male Choir and Abergavenny Borough Band.
Go along. Say your thank yous. Cheer them home.