Thousands turn out to cheer games heroes
The streets of London were packed yesterday, with hundreds of thousands of well-wishers turning out to cheer Britain’s sporting heroes as the “golden summer” came to a close.
Olympics and Paralympics stars including Jessica Ennis, Sir Chris Hoy, Ellie Simmonds and Jonnie Peacock proudly wore their medals as they waved to fans from open-top floats which wound their way through streets full of fans.
Around 800 athletes took part in The Greatest Team Parade following the Paralympics closing ceremony on Sunday.
The athletes and spectators were also treated to a spectacular flypast.
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