City set to honour sporting heroes
OLYMPIANS, Paralympians, torchbearers and young ambassadors who helped make it a golden summer of sport for Swansea were being honoured in the city today.
All the athletes from Swansea who participated in the golden summer of sport have been invited.
Also invited to the 7.30pm event are torchbearers and some of the volunteers who created the special atmosphere at the Olympics and Paralympics in London.
Council Leader David Phillips said: "What an amazing summer it was. It proved, as if proof was needed, that Swansea truly is a city of sport.
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"The performances of athletes in sports as diverse as swimming, weight-lifting and table tennis were incredible and I'm sure there will be a new generation inspired to follow in the wake of their local heroes."
In total athletes from Swansea collected 15 medals including two golds and seven silvers. If Swansea had been a country it would have come 38th out of 74 in the final Paralympic medal table.