LONDON, August 20, 2021 – Tourism London and the City of London are set to celebrate the incredible and iconic Olympic performances of London’s athletes, coaches and staff from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The event will take place on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Labatt Park (25 Wilson Ave). Doors will open to the public at 11:00 a.m. and celebrations will get underway at 12:00 p.m.
In attendance will be: flag-bearer for the Opening Ceremony and women’s basketball team member, Miranda Ayim; Olympic champion in the 100m butterfly, Maggie Mac Neil; member of the gold medal winning women’s eight team, Susanne Grainger; women’s coxless four rower, Jennifer Martins as well as Closing Ceremony flag bearer and decathlon champion, Damian Warner.
The ceremony will include formal introductions, a question and answer session with the athletes led by Mike Stubbs and an opportunity to provide the loud cheers these athletes were missing while competing in Tokyo. Unfortunately, autographs and individual photos with the athletes will not be permitted.
Anyone interested in attending the public celebration must register online here. There is no cost to attend, but capacity is limited due to current public health guidelines.
Tickets will be available starting at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021. A total of 3,300 people can attend, and tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of six tickets per purchase will be allowed. No walk ups will be available on event day. All COVID-19 protocols will be in place and masks will be mandatory for all guests entering Labatt Park but can be removed once seated.
General parking will not be available on site, however there will be a limited number of accessible spots available. There are several public parking lots and street parking options within close proximity to the venue.
Media wanting to attend the event in a professional capacity: Must RSVP to Natalie Wakabayashi with their name, media outlet, phone number and email address by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 25.
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Labatt Park (25 Wilson Ave, London, ON N6H 1X2)
Doors at 11:00 a.m., Ceremony Begins at 12:00 p.m.
*Details subject to change.
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