Saturday, 20 September 2008 3:30 PM
Last Wednesday, our Olympic heroes were welcomed by a crowd of about 5000 along Swanston Street. There were 100 Beijing athletes and 51 medallists. The Hong De lions were at the start, leading the parade. A few members of the Hong De Lion Dance Association performed a year ago at the Melbourne launch of 'One Year to Go' and this year's launch of '100 days to go' to the Beijing Olympics. Some even travelled to Canberra to perform at the Olympics Torch Relay this year. So it was good to be present for the last of the official Olympics event to welcome back a very sucessful Australian Olympics Team.
Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi!
More photos from the parade....
Video link to ABC Melbourne
Video link to HeraldSun
Photo link to Zimbio.com