10 cross-country athletes to be flag bearers for Sochi opening ceremonies

07 February 2014 05:49
Anders Södergren SWE
Anders Södergren SWE -

Anders Södergren of Sweden is one of the 10 cross-country athletes selected to be his country's flag bearer for tonights Sochi Olympic Games opening ceremonies.  The three time Olympian and 2-time Olympic medalist said, ”I didn’t hesitate for a second.  It’s an honour, really.  I’ve never participated at an (Olympic) opening." 

Also selected is Ukraine's Valentina Shevchenko who is one of only 3 ladies to start and complete all Tour de Ski stages in all 8 editions.  

Other athletes who will carry in their country's flag during tonight's ceremony:

Panagiota Tsakiri GREECE
Sergey Mikayelyan ARMENIA
Jacqueline Mourao BRAZIL
Gary di Silvestri DOMINCA
Yerdos Akhmadiyev KAZAKHSTAN
Victor Pinzaru REP. OF MOLDOVA
Milanko Petrovic SERBIA
Roberto Carcelan PERU