Australia has been their home for decades, but the thousands who Cheap Prom Dresses in Sydney's Hellenic heartland for the Olympic torch relay today were proud to call themselves Greek. The Sydney suburb of Brighton-le-Sands was abuzz as the flame was brought along the beach by Boomers captain Shane Heal, who is about to compete in his fourth Olympics. He spent two years in the late 1990s and the past six months playing basketball in Greece. He has many Greek friends Long Prom Dresses the Sydney and Melbourne Greek communities have claimed him as one of their own.
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"The torch unites the world, says hello, compassion, friendship. "These are the moments that make us really proud to be Greek." John and Koula Mallos immigrated from Greece and have lived in Brighton-le-Sands Cheap Sexy Prom Dresses the past 50 years. "It was lovely, terrific, I was surprised to see so many people here," Mr Mallos said. "They said it won't go to other countries again," his wife added. Indeed, the International Olympic Committee has said the global relay will be the last of its kind because of security and logistic issues.