Victoria Premier Ted Baillieu
A Special Event For Victorians To Meet Our Australian Olympians
Victor P Taffa
Premier Ted Baillieu has announced that Victoria will host a special event to welcome home the 2012 Olympic Team on Wednesday 22 August 2012.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Victorians to meet and interact with our Olympians in person, and to show them how proud we are.” Premier Baillieu said.
“In true Australian spirit our athletes have done their absolute best, and we have been proud to cheer them on.”
“The inspirational performances of our athletes have provided us with lasting memories of the 2012 Olympics.”
“I’m sure there will be all the anticipation and excitement of the Olympics’ at Federation Square, especially for young Victorians who hope to be part of the Australian team at future Olympics.”
“There will be an opportunity for Victorians to meet the athletes and hear about their Olympic experience.” Premier Baillieu said.
The event will be held at Federation Square, with activities commencing from 11:30 am through to 1:30 pm.
As the athletes walk through the square to the main stage they will be available for photographs and to sign autographs.
The welcome home event is organised in conjunction with the Australian Olympic Committee, with Fitness First as the national presenting partner.
More details will be announced shortly.