Prime Minister Morrison praises Australia’s Olympic ‘heroes and champions’

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has praised the efforts of Australia’s “Olympic heroes and champions” who took part in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

During Question Time on Monday, Mr Morrison took time to pay tribute to several of Australia’s athletes who participated in the recently completed Tokyo Games.

“I want to extend the county’s congratulations and thanks to our Australian Olympic team, as well as the organisers of the Tokyo Olympic Games for what has been a truly extraordinary fortnight,” he said.

“These were the Games that the world needed, and Japan and the Olympic movement delivered those Games”.

“These were the Games that Australia needed, and our magnificent athletes have delivered.

“The Australian Olympic team, generally, has inspired us.

“Olympic heroes and champions, indeed, for the ages."

Australia finished sixth in the medal tally, having attained 17 gold medals.