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    Quote Originally Posted by SHARPIE View Post
    fabulous choice!

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    Portugal - Telma Monteiro (Judo)

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    China's will probably be a basketball player (nothing new there), probably Yi Jianlian.

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    Chris Hoy is a good choice!
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    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.
    "The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett

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    It was confirmed this morning that Stanislas Wawrinka will be carrying the flag for Switzerland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHARPIE View Post
    Well deserved - way to go Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    Bulgaria's flagbearer will be Tsvetana Pironkova (tennis)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves_Shizuka View Post
    Actually no, Flagbear is going to be Iordan Jotchev (spelling I know!) of Gymnastics..
    Kyle

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    Is there an idea of who will be the flagbearer for the USA or is that a closely held secret until Friday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylet3 View Post
    Actually no, Flagbear is going to be Iordan Jotchev (spelling I know!) of Gymnastics..
    I can live with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centerstage01 View Post
    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alij View Post
    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? We don't want to start that again!

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    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!

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    Ireland's flag will be carried by Katie Taylor.
    To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylet3 View Post
    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....


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