Photos: Missy Franklin dances at Olympic-sized welcome home ceremony

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Big photos below.
On Saturday, Colorada welcomed back Missy Franklin and home-state Olympians at a Centennial Center Park event. As Governor John Hickenlooper noted, Colorado athletes won nine of 104 U.S. medals at the Olympics this year. By his math, that's 8.65 percent of the total, though Coloradans only make up 2 percent of the population. So "we outperformed the market substantially," he said. Get details and see photos of Franklin and fellow Olympians below.

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Chris Marlowe welcomes the Olympians home.
Chris Marlowe, the play-by-play announcer for the Nuggets, emceed the event partly because he's a lively public speaker, but mostly due to the fact that he's also an Olympian. His men's volleyball team won gold in the 1984 games in Las Angeles, and now he's neighbors with Missy Franklin. "We're here for those who dared to dream," he told the audience.

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Students from Franklin's high school, Regis Jesuit, graced the stage to sing the national anthem.

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Franklin salutes her country and her classmates during the national anthem.


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Governor John Hickenlooper thanks Colorado's Olympians of past and present.
Page down to see and read more about Missy Franklin's Olympic-sized welcome home ceremony.

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Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Having but a single, lone, leg,

I am unable to do

'the Missy',

and I'm finding it MADDENING !!!

Life is SO unfair anymore !

What we really need are 'Friends' and 'Seinfeld',

reunions. Of course including cameos by Kelsey Grammer,

Tim Allen, & Rosie. A trip back to reality where our President

made no attempt to hide his courtship w/ Satan and marijuana IS

the source behind such internationally known tragedies as the

Chuck E. Cheese and Columbine massacres.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

What we really need is an,

'ALL  Missy' channel,

  on a local cable access !

 

Seth Pickett
Seth Pickett

yeah, let's take a moment to celebrate the good things people from Co. do instead of talking about the few asshats every couple of years. Missy is a great swimmer but any parade better also include Georgia Gould :)

Michele Kjar
Michele Kjar

YES.. how successful she was.. Just as mentioned above lets bring some happiness to Colorado :)

Brian Ford
Brian Ford

NO, they had enough celebrations in London

Brian Ford
Brian Ford

NO, they had enough celebrations in London

Jack Wenzinger
Jack Wenzinger

YES! They represent our best and deserve to be in the press at least as long as all the tragedy we've had this summer.

Cindy Zavala
Cindy Zavala

No. Can't afford it. Stop wasting taxpayer money.

Cindy Zavala
Cindy Zavala

No. Can't afford it. Stop wasting taxpayer money.

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