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South Africa Olympic Team Arrive Back In South Africa

JOHANNEBSURG, SOUTH AFRICA - AUGUST 14: Medal winners Chad le Clos (3rd L) and Cameron van der Burgh pose with fans during the South African Olympic team arrival and press conference at OR Tambo International Airport on August 14, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Duif du Toit/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Olympic homecoming

August 14, 2012

It doesn't matter whether they're coming home after finishing first or last, Olympians from around the world were welcomed back with smiles, cheers and tears of joy.