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Wales' Olympic and Paralympic heroes arrive in Cardiff Bay for homecoming celebration

Aled Sion Davies said he's "a very proud Welshman!" Credit: Alexandra Hartley/ITV News

Wales' Olympic and Paralympic athletes are in Cardiff Bay for a ceremony celebrating their success in Rio.

Becky James told ITV Wales winning two silvers was "a dream come true" Credit: Rosie Mercer/ITV News


Welsh athletes welcomed home after success of Rio 2016

Welsh athletes who competed in the Rio Olympic and Paralympic games will be welcomed home at a special event today.

Clockwise from top left: Becky James, Owain Doull, Rob Davies, Aled Sion Davies Credit: PA Images

Celebrations will be held outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay later this afternoon, with carnival-style entertainment.

Welsh athletes are celebrating their best ever games, with a record-breaking haul of 10 Olympic and 8 Paralympic medals.

Open top bus tour for Flint gold medalist Jade Jones

Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Flint Town Council along with Flintshire County Council have big plans to welcome home Olympic Champion Jade Jones.

In recognition of Jade's 2016 Olympic success in Rio, the double Gold medalist will be the guest of honour at a civic reception at Flint Town Hall and will tour her home town in an open top bus.

The event will take place on Saturday 17 September 2016.

We are immensely proud of Jade and her continued success and are looking forward to providing the homecoming she richly deserves. Flint Town Council is ecstatic to be honouring her with this civic reception. We hope Flint people will come down to the Town Hall to show Jade how much we value her continuing outstanding Olympic achievements.

– Councillor Ian Roberts, Mayor of Flint


Team GB athletes prepare for Olympic homecoming

Team GB's record breaking athletes will arrive back in the UK later today to a hero's welcome.

It was a very successful games for Team GB's Welsh contingent. Credit: PA

Great Britain secured a total of 67 medals at the Games in Rio, finishing second in the medals table ahead of China and surpassing the number of medals won in London four years ago by two.

Athletes from Wales also achieved their best ever Olympic tally, bringing home 10 medals across a range of sports including sailing, cycling and rowing.

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