Chris Hoy confirmed as the Team GB Flag Bearer
MULTIPLE Olympic track cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy has been confirmed as Team GB’s flag bearer at the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics Games on Friday, July 27.
Preparing to compete in his fourth Olympic Games, Hoy was also given the honour of carrying the flag at the closing ceremony at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Hoy will be the first cyclist ever to carry the flag at an opening ceremony, and his selection comes after what has been a proud month for the 36-year-old after he carried the Olympic Torch through Manchester last month.
When asked about his appointment as Team GB flag bearer, Hoy said:
“It really is something special and to be able to be there in my role with the home support is a unique experience and I’m just so happy that I have this chance to do it.”