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Pearson thanks local fans

25 August 2012
Sally Pearson accepted the keys to the city from Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk on behalf of the Olympians at the Welcome Home Parade on 23 August, 2012.

TEAM: Queensland Olympic golden girl Sally Pearson has used her state's welcome home parade to thank those who helped her win in London.

TRIATHLON: Triathlete Erin Densham's bid to add the ITU World Championship to her Olympic bronze resumes this weekend in Sweden.

TRIATHLON: Triathlete Erin Densham's bid to add the ITU World Championship to her Olympic bronze resumes this weekend in Sweden.

Lisa Norden of Sweden (L), Nicola Spirig of Switzerland (R), and Erin Densham of Australia finish the Women's Triathlon on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park on August 4, 2012 in London, England.

TRIATHLON: Triathlete Erin Densham's bid to add the ITU World Championship to her Olympic bronze resumes this weekend in Sweden.

Steve Hooker of Australia poses during an Athletics Australia Olympic Media Day at Tonbridge Training Camp, 2012 in Tonbridge, England.

ATHLETICS: Steve Hooker has bounced back from his Olympic disappointment with fifth place in the men's pole vault at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting.

Drew Ginn, Kimberly Crow, Sally Pearson and Anna Meares pose during the Australian Olympic Team Homecoming Parade at Federation Square on August 22, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.

TEAM: Olympic gold medal cyclist Anna Meares has told how wonderful it is to be surrounded by a home crowd after racing in front of British supporters who were almost as loud as a jet plane.

TEAM: Olympic gold medal cyclist Anna Meares has told how wonderful it is to be surrounded by a home crowd after racing in front of British supporters who were almost as loud as a jet plane.

TEAM: The Sydney sun joined the party for an almighty welcome home celebration for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team. Thousands of people took to the sunny streets of Sydney in the first of a series of celebrations across the country over the next fortnight.

Yolane Kukla with the flag she had signed by fellow Olympic medallists on the flight home from London.

TEAM: Hangar 96 at Sydney Airport became had never felt so patriotic. This morning the sleepy hangar hosted a 7am welcome home celebration for the 2012 Australian Olympic Team.

Athletics wrap up

13 August 2012

ATHLETICS: The Australian athletics team has delivered three medals in the London 2012 campaign, with super Sally Pearson breaking the Olympic record to win 100m hurdles gold, Mitchell Watt leaping to silver in the long jump and Jared Tallent walking his way to 50km silver on The Mall.