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Loves_Shizuka
07-23-2012, 10:50 PM
Actually no, Flagbear is going to be Iordan Jotchev (spelling I know!) of Gymnastics..

I can live with this.

A.H.Black
07-24-2012, 05:34 AM
Is there an idea of who will be the flagbearer for the USA or is that a closely held secret until Friday? The team captains have to get together, present candidates from their sports, and then vote. I'm not sure when they are voting, but I don't think it's kept a secret once the choice has been made. I'm guessing we will hear Wednesday or Thursday.

allezfred
07-24-2012, 11:43 AM
List update:


Albania - Romela Begaj (Wrestling)
Algeria - Abdelhafid Benchabla (Boxing)
Angola - Antonia de Fátima Faia (Judo)
Argentina - Luciana Aymar (Field Hockey)
Austria - Markus Rogan (Swimming)
Bahrain - Azza Al Qasmi (Shooting)
Bangladesh - Mahfizur Rahman Sagor (Swimming)
Belarus - Max Mirnyi (Tennis)
Bolivia - Claudia Balderrama (Athletics)
Brazil - Rodrigo Pessoa (Equestrian)
British Virgin Islands - Tahesia Harrigan (Athletics)
Brunei - Maziah Mahusin (Athletics)
Bulgaria - Yordan Yovchev (Gymnastics)
Cameroon - Annabelle Ali (Wrestling)
Canada - Simon Whitfield (Triathlon)
Cayman Islands - Brett Fraser (Swimming)
Chile - Denisse van Lamoen (Archery)
Colombia - Mariana Pajon (Cycling)
Costa Rica - Gabriela Trana (Athletics)
Cuba - Mijail López (Wrestling)
Cyprus - Marcos Baghdatis (Tennis)
Czech Republic - Petr Koukal (Badminton)
Democratic Republic of Congo - Ilunga Mande Zatara (Athletics)
Denmark - Kim Wraae Knudsen (Canoeing)
Dominican Republic - Gabriel Mercedes (Taekwondo)
Ecuador - César De Cesare (Canoeing)
El Salvador - Evelyn Garcia (Cycling)
Estonia - Aleksander Tammert (Athletics)
Fiji - Josateki Naulu (Judo)
Finland - Hanna-Maria Seppälä (Swimming)
Former Yugoslave Republic of Macedonia - Marko Blaževski (Swimming)
France - Laura Flessel (Fencing)
Gabon - Ruddy Zang Milama (Athletics)
Great Britain - Chris Hoy (Cycling)
Greece - Alexandros Nikolaidis (Taekwondo)
Guatemala - Juan Ignacio Maegli (Sailing)
Guyana - Winston George (Athletics)
Honduras - Ronald Bennett (Athletics)
Hungary - Peter Biros (Water Polo)
India - Sushil Kumar (Wrestling)
Indonesia - I Gede Siman Sudartawa (Swimming)
Iran - Ali Mazaheri (Boxing)
Ireland - Katie Taylor (Boxing)
Israel - Shahar Tzuberi (Sailing)
Italy - Valentina Vezzali (Fencing)
Japan - Saori Yoshida (Wrestling)
Kazakhstan - Nurmakhan Tinaliyev (Wrestling)
Kenya - David Rudisha (Athletics)
Republic of Korea - Yoon Kyung-Shin (Handball)
Latvia - Mārtiņš Pļaviņš (Beach Volleyball)
Liberia - Phobay Kutu-Akoi (Athletics)
Liechtenstein - Stephanie Vogt (Tennis)
Lithuania - Virgilijus Alekna (Athletics)
Malaysia - Pandelela Rinong (Diving)
Mali - Rahamatou Drame (Athletics)
Malta - William Chetcuti (Shooting)
Mauritius - Natacha Rigobert (Volleyball)
Mexico - Maria Espinoza (Taekwondo)
Moldova - Cristina Iovu (Weightlifting)
Monaco - Angelique Trinquier (Swimming)
Mongolia - Ser-Od Bat-Ochir (Athletics)
Montenegro - Srđan Mrvaljević (Judo)
Morocco - Wiam Dislam (Taekwondo)
Mozambique - Kurt Couto (Athletics)
Namibia - Gaby Ahrens (Shooting)
Nepal - Prasiddha Jung Shah (Swimming)
Netherlands - Dorian van Rijsselberghe (Sailing)
Nicaragua - Michelle Richardson (Swimming - non-participant)
Panama - Irving Saladino (Athletics)
Paraguay - Benjamin Hockin (Swimming)
Peru - Gladys Tejeda (Athletics)
Philippines - Hidilyn Diaz (Weightlifting)
Poland - Agnieszka Radwanska (Tennis)
Portugal - Telma Monteiro (Judo)
Puerto Rico - Javier Culson (Athletics)
Qatar - Bahiya Al-Hamad (Shooting)
Romania - Horia Tecău (Tennis)
Russia - Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
Rwanda - Adrien Niyonshuti (Cycling)
Senegal - Hortense Diédhiou (Judo)
Serbia - Novak Djokovic (Tennis)
Seychelles - Dominic Dugasse (Judo)
Singapore - Feng Tianwei (Table Tennis)
Slovakia - Jozef Gonci (Shooting)
Slovenia - Peter Kauzer (Canoeing)
Solomon Islands - Jenlyn Wini (Weightlifting)
South Africa - Caster Semenya (Athletics)
Spain - Pau Gasol (Basketball)
Sri Lanka - Niluka Karunaratne (Badminton)
Suriname - Chinyere Pigot (Swimming)
Switzerland - Stanislas Wawrinka (Tennis)
Syria - Majed Aldin Ghazal (Athletics)
Tonga - Amini Fonua (Swimming)
Tunisia - Heykel Megannem (Handball)
Turkey - Neslihan Demir Darnel (Volleyball)
Uganda - Ganzi Mugula (Swimming)
Ukraine - Roman Gontiuk (Judo)
United Arab Emirates - Saeed Bin Maktoum (Shooting)
Uruguay - Rodolfo Collazo (Rowing)
Uzebkistan - Elshod Rasulov (Boxing)
Vanuatu - Anolyn Lulu (Table Tennis)
Venezuela - Fabiola Ramos (Table Tennis)
Vietnam - Nguyễn Tiến Nhật (Fencing)
Zimbabwe - Kirsty Coventry (Swimming)

SmallFairy
07-24-2012, 03:54 PM
Norway can't find one:p Most of our athletes won't be attending the opening ceremony at all, because they are competing really close to it, or they haven't arrived yet... That goes for most of our medal hopes; Andreas Thorkildsen, Olaf Tufte, and the woman's handball team. Our Olympic commitee have no idea who to name lol, It was in the paper today. Team Norway will consist mostly officials Friday night. Really. Can't wait;)

alij
07-24-2012, 06:30 PM
Nice honor for Chris Hoy. I'd have loved to seen Cav do it, only because he'd probably start crying with emotion and excitement, but I certainly can't fault the choice of Hoy.

Cav would have been an odd choice as the only member of the last Olympic cycling team not to medal at the last games, not taking anything away from his amazing accomplishments just would be a little ironic!

Theatregirl1122
07-24-2012, 06:42 PM
Cav would have been an odd choice as the only member of the last Olympic cycling team not to medal at the last games, not taking anything away from his amazing accomplishments just would be a little ironic!

Oh no! You bring that up now? When he and wiggins are getting along so well? :drama: We don't want to start that again! ;)

Finnice
07-25-2012, 09:41 AM
Finland´s flagbearer will be the swimmer Hanna-Maria Seppälä, 27. These are her 4th Olympic games. She was fourth in th 100 m free in Peking.

Seppälä is the first Finnish lady to carry the flag in the summer olympics.
Finally!:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:

allezfred
07-25-2012, 09:55 AM
Ireland's flag will be carried by Katie Taylor (http://www.irishtimes.com/sports/other/2012/0724/1224320748392.html).

SmallFairy
07-25-2012, 11:04 AM
Norway still can't find one. It was suggested that Alexander Dale Oens girlfriend, or his brother, could carry the flag to honour his memory. I still can't believe he won't be competing in the Olympics, it's so sad that he is gone, and I thought it would be a wonderful gesture, but it turned out it wasn't allowed. The flagbearer has to be an athlete or official...says the IOC.

So, we still have no flagbearer. Our Olympic commitee says they will decide today. Of course, they should pick a swimmer, but the coach says no, too close to competition.

SmallFairy
07-25-2012, 11:12 AM
Actually no, Flagbear is going to be Iordan Jotchev (spelling I know!) of Gymnastics..



OMG he's still competing? Love him! What a guy! Must google now....

:cheer2:

love_skate2011
07-25-2012, 03:18 PM
so one more less tennis flag bearer

mazzy
07-25-2012, 04:39 PM
Natascha Keller (field hockey) for Germany. Won gold in Athens, London will be her fifth Olympics.

AragornElessar
07-25-2012, 08:14 PM
I saw an interview w/Mark Tewksbury, Canada's Chief de Mission, and during it he said that athletes are being allowed to march and then leave as soon as it's possible for the first time ever. If that's so, could a flagbearer still take part, then leave to prepare to compete the next day?

Garden Kitty
07-25-2012, 08:48 PM
Mariel Zagunis (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/zagunis-still-rarity-u-olympics-fencing-221044301--spt.html) (fencing) for the US (per NBC News twitter)

Fergus
07-25-2012, 08:54 PM
Mariel Zagunis (fencing) for the US (per NBC News twitter)

Nice, that's a rather groovy choice, IMHO. :cheer2: