WA welcomes home Olympians

9 September 2004

On Thursday, 9th September a crowd of several thousand gathered in Perth’s central business district for the lunchtime event honouring WA’s Athens Olympians.

The patriotic chant of “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie - Oi, Oi, Oi” rang out, flags were waved and family, friends and fans cheered wildly as the Olympians stepped on stage while their achievements were highlighted.

Premier Geoff Gallop praised WA’s Olympic team and those who supported them.

“We contributed to 20 per cent of Australia’s tally of 49 medals, not bad from a state that has less than 10 per cent of Australia’s population, “ Dr Gallop said.

WAOC appreciates the partnership with the State Government and the City of Perth in hosting the Welcome Home Celebrations.

Our appreciation also goes to Channel Seven Perth for contribution to the live broadcast and organisational assistance and advice.

And thanks to Australia Post for hosting a pre-event function for the 2004 Olympians and Olympic Team Appeal Committee.

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