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    so one more less tennis flag bearer

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    Natascha Keller (field hockey) for Germany. Won gold in Athens, London will be her fifth Olympics.

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    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?

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    Mariel Zagunis (fencing) for the US (per NBC News twitter)
    Last edited by Garden Kitty; 07-25-2012 at 08:54 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    Mariel Zagunis (fencing) for the US (per NBC News twitter)
    Nice, that's a rather groovy choice, IMHO.

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    So it's Yi Jianlian for China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    Mariel Zagunis (fencing) for the US (per NBC News twitter)
    Phil Hersh's interview with her back in June. She cooked him lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    Mariel Zagunis (fencing) for the US (per NBC News twitter)
    Oh cool, I remember when she won in Athens - I was watching with my brother at a sports bar and Zagunis was so surprised at her own win. It was a great moment. I did fencing in college so it was great to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Oh cool, I remember when she won in Athens - I was watching with my brother at a sports bar and Zagunis was so surprised at her own win. It was a great moment. I did fencing in college so it was great to see.
    A FANTASTIC choice.
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    Have the USA announced yet? Or are they still being Disco Divas about it?


    OK just read above link

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHARPIE View Post
    Have the USA announced yet? Or are they still being Disco Divas about it?
    ^^^ A half dozen posts up thread -- Mariel Zagunis (fencing OGM in Athens).

    Oops -- never mind. (I was interrupted mid post by a co-worker telling me that she had just accepted a new job.)
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    Nice choice - if only because the US fencing was not very good for many years. Now both the men's and women's teams are excellent.

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    Fantastic choice! It seems like the last few Olympics they chose Olympians who weren't that well-known, but I definitely know who Mariel is. Her win in Athens was pretty big, and I remember her being in the newspaper because I was visiting in Oregon at the time near her hometown. And then when she won AGAIN in Beijing, it was just really cool. She's been a real ground-breaker for US Women's Fencing and she deserves the honor of bearing the flag.

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    Woohooo! That's awesome for Mariel! Oregon's representing!
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    Lauren Jackson for Australia

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    Great choice for Australia.

    New Zealand has chosen Nick Willis to be flagbearer. He won Bronze in the 1500m in Beijing which was upgraded to Silver as the winner was found to have abused substances. Apparently just 39 athletes for NZ will be in the opening ceremony. I've often wondered whether the first day of competition shouldn't be a more quiet affair so more athletes can participate in the opening ceremony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelskates View Post
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    Great choice!

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    Rolf Göran Bengtson, equestrian, for Sweden.

    Norway finally decided on Mira Verås Larsen, a paddler. Her husband Erik is more known, as he has actually won something in earlier Olympics lol, but Mira is really sweet, and her great grandfather won Norways first Olympic gold ever, in 1906. She's not competing until later tough, she preparing at home, and flies to London just to carry the flag!

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