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    Time to start thinking about closing ceremonies flagbearers, right?

    Is it as big a deal in other countries as it is in the US.

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    Lots of talk that it should be Christine Sinclair (soccer) for Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habs View Post
    Lots of talk that it should be Christine Sinclair (soccer) for Canada.

    Should be Rosie MacLennan.

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    I vote Kim Rhode for the US flagbearer. Medaling in five Olympics is worthy of getting the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habs View Post
    Lots of talk that it should be Christine Sinclair (soccer) for Canada.
    I totally agree and she has an almost 60% lead over any other choices according to the CBC and CTV polls..
    Thanks to PI .. I discovered I'm actually a Nontheist

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    I also think it should be Christine for Closing Ceremonies Flagbearer for Canada. Yes, Rosie won a Gold Medal, but that's not as historic as this being our very first medal in Soccer/Football or the fact Christine was the best player in the entire Tournament.

    Sometimes, even though it's a Bronze Medal, how it was won can trump a Gold Medal. In this case, it's oh so true.

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    Considering that the USA Women's team sports are just KILLING it in London right now, I'd like to see the flag honors go to one of the captains. I'm a gym fan so I'm very partial to Aly Raisman, but would not be disappointed to see it be a joint honor for Kerri and Misty, considering that this is their last Olympics together.

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    It's always so difficult to choose. I haven't seen the poll yet, though I heard the #SinclairforFlagBearer or something to that effect was trending, and I would be very happy to see that. She had an amazing showing here. It is also a great way to continue promoting World Cup 2015.

    Emilie Heymans (our only Olympian to medal in 4 consecutive Olympics, I believe) would be another great candidate, as would Alexandre. I am so impressed by his courage and determination, I can't say that enough.

    And yes, Rosie.

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    This article says Sandra Izbasa will carry the flag for Romania.

    http://cor.ro/stire.html?id_stiri=690

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    I'm still casting a vote for Kim Rhode. 5 Olympics, 5 medals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norlite View Post
    Should be Rosie MacLennan.
    Yes, she is a gold medalist, but a gold medal isn't the only decider. When you look at the achievements, what Christine Sinclair managed to do is more remarkable (to some) than Rosie's gold. That doesn't mean Rosie isn't worthy, however.
    A great case could also be made for Emilie Heymans or Tonya Verbeek. Four consecutive medals for Emilie and three for Tonya - amazing.

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    Sandra Love her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danafan View Post
    This article says Sandra Izbasa will carry the flag for Romania.

    http://cor.ro/stire.html?id_stiri=690

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    Congrats, Sandra! That's an incredible honor for her and she totally deserves it for all the contributions she's made to the sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bournekraatzfan View Post
    Emilie Heymans (our only Olympian to medal in 4 consecutive Olympics, I believe) would be another great candidate, as would Alexandre. I am so impressed by his courage and determination, I can't say that enough.

    And yes, Rosie.
    Rosie's my top pick, but I like these ideas as well as Verbeek.

    I disagree with Christine Sinclair because even though she was good, I wasn't impressed with her sportsmanship after the semi-final loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.H.Black View Post
    I'm still casting a vote for Kim Rhode. 5 Olympics, 5 medals.
    I hope that it is her. She is a class act.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TygerLily View Post
    Rosie's my top pick, but I like these ideas as well as Verbeek.

    I disagree with Christine Sinclair because even though she was good, I wasn't impressed with her sportsmanship after the semi-final loss.
    A few people feel this way on one of my other boards.

    How about Lesley Thompson-Willie, the coxswain of the women's 8's. She's medalled in 5 Olympics.

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    So, she should have shut up and be nice, instead of speaking the truth knowing there could be sanctions coming her way? I have far more respect for someone sticking their neck out on the line when something *very* obviously wrong took place and also sticking up for her team and for her sport!!

    Isn't that techincally the role of the Captain? Christine herself said last night she doesn't regret a single thing she said and she didn't say anything that wasn't true either. If she had, then okay I'd understand why there's a minority saying she shouldn't be the Flagbearer, but she didn't!!

    I really do hope Christine recieves the Honour.

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    I'm sorry I began an argument about Sinclair in this thread. We'll just have to disagree on this one. I can understand the arguments for her, but my stance is that there were other athletes (including Canadians) who dealt with fishy officiating (judging/reffing/whatevah) with more tact and grace. Just my gut reaction.

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