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

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After the national anthem, Hickenlooper remarked on the dedication Olympians show, noting that it reflects a similar driven displayed throughout the state. He also mentioned by name Emma Coburn, who competed in the steeplechase, Timmy Duggan in cycling, Taylor Phinney in cycling, David McKienzie in volleyball, Janay DeLoach in the long jump and Matt Emmons in shooting before introducing the athletes onstage.

One of them, Lance Brooks, threw discus in track and field and advised those people inspired by the Olympics to "never give up."

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