26 August 2008
Olympic cycling silver medallist Hayden Roulston and other local athletes returning from Beijing will receive a special welcome home when their plane touches down in Christchurch tomorrow.
Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker and the Christchurch City Council Sports Services Team will be there to congratulate the athletes when they arrive in the city tomorrow afternoon.
“It was a marvellous Olympics. Our
athletes did us proud. Everyone performed superbly,” said
Mayor Bob Parker.
The plane carrying Roulston and others including athletes Lisa Daniels, Nina Daniels, Rebecca Wardell, Alison Shanks, Marc Ryan, Bradley Shaw, Hayden Shaw, Joanne Galletly, Stacey Carr, Hamish Bond and Graeme Ede, is due to arrive from Auckland at 12.20.
“We’ll be there with black and white balloons and the New Zealand flat to greet them. We encourage anyone else who wants to be there to bring a welcome sign.” Mr Parker says.