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Secretary of State attends reception for Olympians and Paralympians

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Olympians and Paralympians from Scotland have had the chance to shine on the world stage this summer as part of Team GB.

Olympians and Paralympians from Scotland have had the chance to shine on the world stage this summer as part of Team GB, the Secretary of State for Scotland said today.

Commenting as he joined the celebrations in London to mark the success of Team GB and Paralympics GB, the Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore said:

“This summer has been a huge success for the UK. We have put on an Olympics and Paralympics which have set the standard for future events and the support here and around the globe has been incredible.

“The scenes on the streets of London today were an absolutely incredible finale to an amazing summer of sport.

“All of Britain got behind our wonderful athletes and today they turned out in force to show their thanks.

“London was a brilliant host but all of Britain played their part. From all parts of the UK we came out to cheer the Olympic and Paralympic torches. From all parts of the UK, people made their way to the Games to volunteer or support the athletes. In all parts of Britain we cheered on our athletes from our living rooms and pubs.

“It was truly amazing and today’s celebration was a chance another great memory to take away from this wonderful summer of sport.”