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  Olympic Team GB heroes fly home
Updated 30 August 2004, 15.55
Kelly Holmes greeted by fans at Gatwick airport on Monday
Kelly Holmes greeted by fans at Gatwick airport

Great Britain's athletes have arrived in London on Monday following their success at the Athens Olympics.

Team GB won 30 medals, the best performance since the Games in Los Angeles in 1984.

Among the haul were nine golds, two of which were provided by Kelly Holmes, Olympic champion over 800m and 1500m.

Rowing hero Matthew Pinsent and boxing sensation Amir Khan all flew into Gatwick airport on Monday afternoon to a welcome from hundreds of fans.

The spectacular closing ceremony
The spectacular closing ceremony
The games ended on Sunday with a spectacular closing ceremony.

Kelly Holmes flew the flag for Britain, after being chosen to carry the Union Jack into the Olympic Stadium for the three-hour celebration.

Philip Pope, spokesman for the British Olympic Organisation said the fantastic results from Team GB were good news for British and Olympic sport.

Together with the enthusiastic following of British fans in Athens, Mr Pope thought it also could have boosted London's bid to host the games in 2012.

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