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Britain's Olympic heroes can't wait to 'get the party started' at London parade

28 AUGUST 2012

A million people are expected to line the streets of London next month as Olympians and Paralympians are honoured with a spectacular parade to mark their achievements.

The most successful Team GB squad for more than 100 years will travel on 21 floats past some of the capital's most famous landmarks as part of the event which will take place on Monday, September 10.

 

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CLICK ON PHOTOS TO SEE MAP DETAILING THE PARADE

 

The majority of Britain's gold medal winners, including Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis, Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and Ben Ainslie are expected to be present at the parade which takes place a day after the Paralympics closing ceremony.

Members of the royal family including the Princess Royal, the British Olympic Association president, will also attend.

But it is understood the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will not be involved. Clarence House also said that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry had prior engagements.

 

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Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron will also host a party for the successful Olympians.

Double-gold medal winning cyclist Laura Trott said she thought the experience was going to be "amazing".

She told the Daily Telegraph: "One of the best things about London 2012 was the fantastic support all Team GB competitors received from the fans at all the venues and from the British public everywhere.

"It's a chance for all of Team GB to say a huge 'thank you' to everybody out there who has supported us and to thank the people who made the Games possible.

 

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"Hopefully it'll be a great party atmosphere and a last chance to re-live that great feeling we all experienced together during the Games. We can't wait."

Elsewhere in the UK, the official victory parade for Scotland's Olympians will be held in Glasgow on Friday 14 September, it has been confirmed.

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