Delighted with Freedom of Edinburgh Honor

British cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy has finally come out with a statement after being awarded the Freedom of Edinburgh as the city council members finally reached a consensus about an open top bus parade in an attempt to honor the Olympic heroes of the city. And Hoy, who became the most successful Olympian in the history of Great Britain has spoke of the joy he is feeling after being given such a prestigious award by the council members of his own city.

The members of the council voted unanimously to bestow the highest honor that the city can honor any individual with to Hoy, after he claimed two more Gold medals in the London Olympic Games of 2012 to take his overall medals tally to seven, with six Gold medals and one Silver medal. And Sir Chris Hoy stated that being honored with the Freedom of Edinburgh is a privilege and an honor for him, adding that he is deeply honored and delighted to be recognized by the citizens of his city for his achievements.

He added that he was born and raised in the great Scottish city and admitted that the people of the city has been with him throughout his professional career. He admitted that he feels proud to be able to represent the city of Edinburgh in the global stage and added that the huge support that he continuously receives from the people of his home city is an integral part of the success he has had.

Sir Chris Hoy added that he was looking forward to returning to the city with fellow Scottish athletes, so that they could express their gratitude and appreciation for he continued support they have received from the people as well as enjoy the celebrations with members of their families as well as friends.

Interview with Victoria Pendleton, Chris Hoy at the Velodrome, Manchester.mov

Sir Chris Hoy at London Live – Hyde Park. With Johnny Vaughan