Sydney Welcomes Home Olympic Athletes


Australian Olympic Team Ticker-tape Parade held today in Sydney was a big success. Thousands of well-wishers welcomed the Olympians, who performed so well during the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Looking at the moved face of pole vaulter, Steven Hooker I think walking down George Street was as moving and unforgettable experience for him as standing on the dais in Beijing accepting his gold medal.

World Youth Day Sydney 2008 – Security


Although the celebrations of the World Youth Day Sydney 2008 do not commence until tomorrow, there were considerable numbers of pilgrims roaming through Sydney today. Most of them came for a parade of the cross and icon along the Pitt Street.

Security was not necessary but as you can see from this photograph of a group of police officers the precautions were taken – just in case. Most people in Sydney went about their daily business. Let’s hope the remaining days of this event are as peaceful and that police won’t have to use the special powers granted to them by the state government.