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    Flagbearers

    As you see names of all the countries flagbearers, please post them here.

    Hayley Wickenheiser for Canada
    Javier Fernandez for Spain

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    Wikipedia has a list of announced flag bearers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Wi...ade_of_Nations

    Javier and Deividas Stagniunas are the only figure skaters listed yet.

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    Australia's flagbearer will be announced live on television tomorrow night. I doubt it will be one of our skaters, but I do reckon Dani and Greg would be a rockin' choice!

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    It was known way back in November that Montana's Jason Lamy Chappuis would be the flagbearer for France.

    http://www.olympic.org/news/french-f...chapter/217533

    I should add, after dominating Nordic Combined for the past few years, Jason is having a very disappointing 2013/14 season. He is currently in 4th position in the World Cup standings, around 400 points behind the leader Eric Frenzel.

    Oh, and his cousin, Ronan Lamy Chappuis, is competing for France in the specialised Ski Jumping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimplyLex View Post
    Wikipedia has a list of announced flag bearers: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Wi...ade_of_Nations

    Javier and Deividas Stagniunas are the only figure skaters listed yet.
    Oops. Sorry, I never saw your post until after I posted my reply about Jason.

    I just clicked on the link and saw that Tong Jian was announced as flagbearer for China today.

    Great to see that two of my favourite athletes, Simon Ammann of Switzerland and Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein, are also being flagbearers.

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    No worries I like Ammann too, he's such a cutie pie ski jumping is gonna be very exciting in Sochi!

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    Sweden, Anders Södergren 36 years old. A very popular veteran cross-country skier. Won 4 x !0 km relay gold in Vancouver His third olympics, but he has never been to an opening ceremony before due to competitions the day after.

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    Tod Lodwick (Nordic Combined) will be carrying the US flag.

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    Germany is currently between Andrea Henkel (Biathlon) and Maria Höfl Riesch (Ski), but I still think that Claudia Pechstein is also in the race. The decision will be tomorrow.

    Personally I would give the flag to either Andrea or Claudia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Near View Post
    Tod Lodwick (Nordic Combined) will be carrying the US flag.
    Good choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex D View Post
    Germany is currently between Andrea Henkel (Biathlon) and Maria Höfl Riesch (Ski), but I still think that Claudia Pechstein is also in the race. The decision will be tomorrow.

    Personally I would give the flag to either Andrea or Claudia
    The decision has been made and the German flagbearer will be Maria Höfl-Riesch.

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    Azerbeijan chosen an official to carry the flag?!! Seriously...

    I'm surprised Kim hasn't been picked to do the honours. Maybe she's arriving later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
    Azerbeijan chosen an official to carry the flag?!! Seriously...

    I'm surprised Kim hasn't been picked to do the honours. Maybe she's arriving later.
    I bet she is as she is not involved in the team event. She may be training in Austria too.

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    Closing Ceremony flagbearer for the U.S. will be Julie Chu (hockey).

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    I thought carrying the flag is a bad luck, but Maria Riesch defied this superstition!

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