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PM Congratulates Sochi Heroes

9 May 2014

AOC: The Honourable Tony Abbott MP has congratulated the 2014 Australian Olympic and Paralympic Winter Teams for inspiring a sunburnt country. 

At an official reception held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney this evening, Abbott recognised the achievements of 60 Olympians and 11 Paralympians on the slopes, tracks and rinks of Sochi, Russia this February-March.

The event was attended by 40 Olympians, 10 Paralympic Team members as well as officials and members of the Olympic and Paralympic family.

GALLERY: View fantastic images from the night here, courtesy of Getty Images

Host Nicole Livingstone welcomed speeches from AOC President John Coates and APC President Glenn Tasker before the Prime Minister took to the stage.

A visibly proud Abbott made particular reference to the efforts of Sochi medallists Torah Bright (Snowboard), Lydia Lassila (Aerials), David Morris (Aerials), Jess Gallagher and guide Christian Geiger (Alpine) and Toby Kane (Alpine).

Following some rousing highlights reels, all members of the Teams were presented with International Olympic Committee pins to recognise their participation at the Games.

Popular Team members David Morris and Ben Tudhope wrapped up proceedings with their well known charm speaking on behalf of the athletes.

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