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Canberra the last stop for Olympic party

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Canberra's Kim Crow (second from left) parties with fellow London Olympians Drew Ginn, Sally Pearson and Anna Meares, in Melbourne's Federation Square on August 22.

Canberra's Kim Crow (second from left) parties with fellow London Olympians Drew Ginn, Sally Pearson and Anna Meares, in Melbourne's Federation Square on August 22. Photo: Angela Wylie

Canberra is the last stop on the journey for Australia's 2012 Olympians, where 34 athletes have gathered in Civic Square, marking the end of the welcome home parades, after seven celebrations in nine days.

Sailing gold medallists Matthew Belcher and Malcolm Page were among the athletes signing autographs from midday today (Tuesday August 28) before a formal reception began in the Canberra Theatre at 1pm.

Jared Tallent, 50km walk silver medallist, was scheduled to be there, as will dual rowing medallist, Kim Crow with double scull partner Brooke Pratley.

Melissa Breen says she can't wait for tomorrow's parade.

Melissa Breen says she can't wait for tomorrow's parade.

Local hockey star Glenn Turner and fellow Kookaburra Nathan Burgers were down to attend, as were Canberra sprinters Lauren Boden and Melissa Breen.

The forecast was for a sunny 15°C.

Territory and Municipal Services advised that London Circuit would be closed between Petrie Plaza and Akuna Street from 11am to 1.30pm to allow for the celebrations.

People catching buses were also warned that the bus stops on London Circuit adjacent to The Waldorf, Commonwealth Bank and the Legislative Assembly would not be serviced between 10.30am to 2pm.

 

The following athletes were due to attend the celebrations in Canberra:

 

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