Manchester set for parade to celebrate Rio success

Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic stars are set for a hero’s welcome when they take part in Monday’s victory parade in Manchester.

Up to 200,000 people are expected to line the streets to congratulate about 350 athletes on their success in Rio.

The parade will begin outside the Museum of Science and Industry at 16:30 BST before moving through Manchester.

The event will be broadcast live on BBC One from 16:15 BST, with a highlights show at 20:30pm.

Team GB and Paralympic GB won a combined 214 medals in Rio this summer, coming second in both the Olympic and Paralympic medal tables.

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