Saturday, August 25, 2012

Olympic Welcome Home Parade, Brisbane

Hi all

On Friday 24 August 2012 I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Brisbane Welcome Home Parade for Australian Olympic Athletes who attended the London 2012 Olympics. Here are some pics:

Welcome home to Aussie Olympic Athletes; Queen Street Mall,City, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 24 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com. (Camera 2) - Aussie Fans.

2012 Australian Olympic Hurdles Gold Medallist Sally Pearson
2012 Australian Olympic Hurdles Gold Medallist Sally Pearson - Welcome home to Aussie Olympic Athletes; Queen Street Mall,City, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 24 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com. (Camera 1) - Signing Autographs.

Boomers Basketball Point Guard Adam Gibson
Boomers Basketball Point Guard Adam Gibson - Welcome home to Aussie Olympic Athletes; Queen Street Mall,City, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 24 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com. (Camera 1)

Beach Volleyball Player and five-time Olympian Natalie Cook
Beach Volleyballer Natalie Cook - Welcome home to Aussie Olympic Athletes; Queen Street Mall,City, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 24 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com. (Camera 1)

The Silver Fox: Australian Kayaking Silver Medallist Jessica Fox
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The funniest part was seeing / hearing legendary 'Occer' Aussie Coach Laurie Lawrence racing up the Mall with his arm around swimmer Stephanie Rice, yelling: "Eat your heart out boys!"....
Veteran Master Coach Laurie Lawrence & Stephanie Rice ham it up for the crowd. Lawrie was proudly yelling out

Australian London 2012 Cycling Women's Sprint Gold Medallist, Anna Meares (who also took bronze in the Women's Team Sprint) - here with baby holding duties...
Australian London 2012 Cycling Women's Sprint Gold Medallist, Anna Meares (who also took bronze in the WomenÕs Team Sprint) - Welcome home to Aussie Olympic Athletes; Queen Street Mall,City, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 24 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com. (Camera 1)

Popular Aussie Swimmer Libby Trickett
Libby Trickett - Welcome home to Aussie Olympic Athletes; Queen Street Mall,City, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; 24 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com. (Camera 1)

Here's my Smugmug photo gallery on the 2012 Brisbane Olympic Welcome Home Parade for Australian London 2012 Olympic Athletes.

Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des