British cycling stars Sarah Storey, Sir Chris Hoy and Laura Trott will be among the gold medallists at an Olympic celebration in Manchester today.
They will be joined by a host of other Olympic and Paralympic Athletes, as well as volunteers, coaches and torchbearers.
The event will be compered by commentator and former Olympian Paul Dickenson. A big screen will also show some of the best bits from both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Crowds have also been promised music – and some surprises.
The celebration will take place in Albert Square from 5pm to 6.30pm.
Greater Manchester-based athletes won nine Olympic golds, accounting for almost a third of the 29 top medals won by Team GB – a tally which would have put Manchester 8th in the overall medal table. Paralympians based in Greater Manchester won 16 golds.
More than 1,000 Manchester volunteers and staff supported the operation of the Games.