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    Just to put the list of flagbearers (I've been able to confirm some others) announced in one place:

    Algeria - Abdelhafid Benchabla (Boxing)
    Angola - Antonia de Fátima Faia (Judo)
    Argentina - Luciana Aymar (Field Hockey)
    Austria - Markus Rogan (Swimming)
    Bahrain - Azza Al Qasmi (Shooting)
    Belarus - Max Mirnyi (Tennis)
    Bolivia - Claudia Balderrama (Athletics)
    Brazil - Rodrigo Pessoa (Equestrian)
    Cameroon - Annabelle Ali (Wrestling)
    Chile - Denisse van Lamoen (Archery)
    Colombia - Mariana Pajon (Cycling)
    Costa Rica - Gabriela Trana (Athletics)
    Cuba - Mijail López (Wrestling)
    Czech Republic - Petr Koukal (Badminton)
    Denmark - Kim Wraae Knudsen (Canoeing)
    Ecuador - César De Cesare (Canoeing)
    Estonia - Aleksander Tammert (Athletics)
    France - Laura Flessel (Fencing)
    Greece - Alexandros Nikolaidis (Taekwondo)
    Guatemala - Juan Ignacio Maegli (Sailing)
    Honduras - Ronald Bennet (Athletics)
    Hungary - Peter Biros (Water Polo)
    Iran - Ali Mazaheri (Boxing)
    Israel - Shahar Tzuberi (Sailing)
    Italy - Valentina Vezzali (Fencing)
    Japan - Saori Yoshida (Wrestling)
    Kazakhstan - Nurmakhan Tinaliyev (Wrestling)
    Kenya - David Rudisha (Athletics)
    Liechtenstein - Stephanie Vogt (Tennis)
    Lithuania - Virgilijus Alekna (Athletics)
    Malaysia - Pandelela Rinong (Diving)
    Mauritius - Natacha Rigobert (Volleyball)
    Mexico - Maria Espinoza (Taekwondo)
    Mozambique - Kurt Couto (Athletics)
    Paraguay - Benjamin Hockin (Swimming)
    Poland - Agnieszka Radwanska (Tennis)
    Puerto Rico - Javier Culson (Athletics)
    Romania - Horia Tecău (Tennis)
    Russia - Maria Sharapova (Tennis)
    Senegal - Ndiss Kaba Badji (Athletics)
    Serbia - Novak Djokovic (Tennis)
    Singapore - Feng Tianwei (Table Tennis)
    Slovakia - Jozef Gonci (Shooting)
    Slovenia - Peter Kauzer (Canoeing)
    Spain - Rafael Nadal (Tennis)
    Tunisia - Heykel Megannem (Handball)
    Uzebkistan - Elshod Rasulov (Boxing)
    Vanuatu - Anolyn Lulu (Table Tennis)
    Venezuela - Fabiola Ramos (Table Tennis)
    Vietnam - Nguyễn Tiến Nhật (Fencing)
    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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    Markus Rogan (Swimming) for Austria, Rodrigo Pessoa (Equestrian) for Brazil, Gabriela Trana (Athletics) for Costa Rica, Aleksander Tammert (Athletics) for Estonia, Ronald Bennet (Athletics) for Honduras, David Rudisha (Athletics) for Kenya, Stephanie Vogt (Tennis) for Liechtenstein, Jozef Gonci (Shooting) for Slovakia and Anolyn Lulu (Table Tennis) for Vanuatu.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    Markus Rogan (Swimming) for Austria, Rodrigo Pessoa (Equestrian) for Brazil, Gabriela Trana (Athletics) for Costa Rica, Aleksander Tammert (Athletics) for Estonia, Ronald Bennet (Athletics) for Honduras, David Rudisha (Athletics) for Kenya, Stephanie Vogt (Tennis) for Liechtenstein, Jozef Gonci (Shooting) for Slovakia and Anolyn Lulu (Table Tennis) for Vanuatu.
    That surprises me a bit, as usually it's a member of their Soccer team as their Flagbearer isn't it? Not that it's not deserved, as I follow Equestrian Sport and know Pessoa's accomplishments and am thrilled for him recieving this honour.

    But still surprising in a way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AragornElessar View Post
    That surprises me a bit, as usually it's a member of their Soccer team as their Flagbearer isn't it?
    No. In fact, 2004 and 2008 were both from sailing and 2000 was from beach volleyball.
    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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    Roger Federer just turned down the offer to carry the Swiss flag again (he already did in 2004 and 2008). He wants to give the opportunity to another athlete.

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    Good on Roger, seems the fair thing to do.

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    Well, that shows how closely I follow Brazil's Flagbearer selections doesn't it? Thanks for the info Fred.

    Good for Roger!! My admiration for the man grows again.

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    Roger is so #humble

    Poland will be Agnieszka Radwanska (tennis).

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    Let me venture a few guesses...

    Canada: Despatie
    Bahamas: Ferguson-McKenzie
    Ireland: Katy Taylor
    Domincan Republic: Felix Sanchez
    GBR: Ben Ainslie
    Botswana: Amantle Montsho
    Grenada: Kirani James
    Colombia: Caterine Ibarguen
    Jamaica: Veronica Campbell-Brown
    USA: A cancer survivor and or gun shot victim who found strength in sport and overcame a hurricane and/or tsunami to get to London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poths View Post
    USA: A cancer survivor and or gun shot victim who found strength in sport and overcame a hurricane and/or tsunami to get to London.
    You left out the word "inspirational".

    Some more names:

    Tia Hellebaut (Athletics) for Belgium
    Helema Williams (Sailing) for Cook Islands
    Venio Losert (Handball) for Croatia
    Hesham Mesbah (Judo) for Egypt
    Wiam Dislam (Taekwondo) for Morocco
    Irving Saladino (Athletics) for Panama
    Ndiss Kaba Badji (Athletics) for Senegal
    Rodolfo Collazo (Rowing) for Uruguay
    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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    Canada's flagbearer will be announced tomorrow on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

    According to this CTV article, Despatie will decline any offer to carry the flag.

    http://www.ctvolympics.ca/news/artic...nada-flag.html


    I'm thinking Simon Whitfield or Ian Miller.

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    I think those are pretty much the two leading candidates Parsley Sage and I won't have a problem w/either one.

    Thanks for the info. I was just about to check the COC's website to see when the announcement would be made.

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    From NBC Olympics on twitter:

    Qatar, sending women to the #Olympics for the first time, will have a female flag-bearer: shooter Bahiya al-Hamad.
    "The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett

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    Wow, that's awesome!

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    *Very* awesome indeed!!

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    Simon Whitfield for Canada...just confirmed on CTV News

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    Yay Simon!! I cried happy tears when he won in Sydney.

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    Simon is such a fabulous choice. He's just an unreal human being - I know extended members of his family and it's easy to understand where he gets his humlity, his sense of humor and just him being such a down to earth person from. the COC couldn't have made a better choice!
    Kyle

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    Simon! He's such a classy, wonderful guy. Terrific choice by the COC.

    His silver medal in Beijing is still one of my favourite Olympic moments of all time.
    Last edited by Habs; 07-12-2012 at 08:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poths View Post
    USA: A cancer survivor and or gun shot victim who found strength in sport and overcame a hurricane and/or tsunami to get to London.
    And has now dedicated his/her life to curing cancer, solving world hunger, promoting world peace, and bottle feeding hungry baby animals.

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