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|Olympic Parade for an Olympic City|
- Star athletes and fans to boost London's bid
UPWARDS of a hundred thousand people are expected to line the streets of central London today to cheer on Britain's Olympic heroes.
The parade is to feature nearly a hundred Olympic and Paralympic athletes, including double track gold medal star Kelly Holmes, the victorious men's 4x100 relay team and cycling time trialist winner Chris Hoy.
The parade starts at 1.30pm from Piccadilly, moving through Haymarket and Pall Mall before arriving at Trafalgar Square at around 3.30pm. As well as a celebration of 2004 Olympic achievements, the parade is a chance to beef up London's bid for the 2012 games.
"This provides both the British public and British sport a unique opportunity to celebrate all that is great about Olympic and Paralympic sport," said Simon Clegg, CEO of the British Olympic Association.
"Importantly, it comes at a crucial time in the bidding process for the 2012 Olympic Games."