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Winter Olympics Games 2018 Opening Ceremony Flag Bearers

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we completed around 90% before official list is published, awesome :thumbup:

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Everything completed in the 2nd post of the thread including Noriaki Kasai :)

 

the only Ice Hockey flag bearer will be for North Korea :d

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interesting choice for Austria

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vor 20 Stunden schrieb heywoodu:

Shani Davis has reacted very angrily at this. Basically saying he deserves it more ("Because in 2010 I was the first American to defend the 1000m speed skating gold", like being the first of nation X to defend a medal in random event Y in itself is so meaningful), and even throwing in the #BlackHistoryMonth2018 hashtag, suggesting racism in all of this. Davis goes from one of the most awesome athletes to a really, really sore 'loser' (loser as in, missing out on carrying the flag). 

I mostly agree, just a few additional thoughts:

1) I am very surprised that they selected Erin Hamlin ... do people in the US even know what luge is? I would have expected that they select a snowboarder or figure skater.

2) The fact that they flipped a coin to decide between Hamlin and Davis is pretty embarrassing, they should have come up with a better method to decide in case of a tie.

3) He also said that he can wait until 2022, which might mean that he plans to continue until 2022, which would be pretty surprising considering his age.

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vor einer Stunde schrieb Pavlo:

interesting choice for Austria

How so? She is an olympic champion and very popular, so who would have been a better choice in your opinion?

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9 minut temu, OlympicsFan napisał:

How so? She is an olympic champion and very popular, so who would have been a better choice in your opinion?

well...Kraft/Hirscher/Reichelt/Matt are probably more "popular / known" in Poland, some luge athletes too probably. Great biathlonists, nordic "combiners", this internal popularity is sure the key. She certainly isn`t the most recognized Austrian athlete in PL, maybe that`s why this choice was quite a surprise for me

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