London 2012

Full coverage of the Welsh men and women taking part in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Welcome home for Welsh athletes

London 2012 gold medallists Jade Jones and Mark Colbourne will be among the Welsh athletes welcomed back to Cardiff today.

Jade Jones
Jade Jones from Flint won gold in Taekwondo Credit: Julien Behal / PA Wire

Earlier this week they were met by thousands of fans in London. This evening, a home crowd gets the chance to congratulate them outside the Senedd.

Mark Colbourne
Mark Colbourne won two silver medals and one gold during the Paralympics Credit: David Davies / PA Wire

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Homecoming celebration for Paralympian Josie Pearson

Victory celebrations for the Paralympic gold medal winner Josie Pearson will be held tonight in her home town of Hay-on-Wye.

Organisers say they've had to book a bigger venue to accomodate all the well-wishers.

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I'm all packed up&ready to head home to the beautiful countryside around Hay. I'll miss the Paralympic bubble but can't wait to see everyone

Gold post box for Paralympic champion Josie Pearson

Discus champion Josie Pearson is the latest athlete to be commemorated with a gold post box Credit: ITV News Wales

A Royal Mail post box in Hay-on-Wye has been painted gold to commemorate Welsh Paralympic athlete Josie Pearson.

The 26-year-old took gold in the discus, setting three world records on her way to claiming the title.

Individual first class stamps bearing her image are also being produced.

Josie is the latest athlete to be commemorated by the Royal Mail, which has painted some of its iconic red post boxes to celebrate every gold medal won during London 2012.

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Pippa Britton tweets from London 2012 parade

Paralympic archer Pippa Britton has tweeted that the Lord Mayor has given the athletes a "moving" speech to athletes ahead of the victory parade.

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We have just been told ...in disappointment & success we are heroes - inspirational & will #inspireageneration #lumpinthroat

Welsh athletes get ready for London 2012 parade

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On our bus the tired guy in the corner said I'm squealing inside! All starting to really get #excited Never moved so fast in London either

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