University of Edinburgh graduate Sir Chris Hoy named as London 2012 Team GB flag bearer
24 July 2012
Four-times Olympic Games gold medallist and University of Edinburgh graduate Sir Chris Hoy has been chosen to carry the Olympic flag for Team GB during the Opening Ceremony on Friday.
The 36-year-old cyclist attained BSc Honours in applied Sports Science from the University at the start of his career and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the same institution in 2005.
Sir Chris is one of Team GB's medal prospects at the London 2012 Games and will be competing in the team sprint and keirin.
The multiple world and Olympic track cyclist, who polled the most number of votes among the 542 members of the British team to receive the honour, said: "I'm absolutely delighted and honoured to have been voted as the flag bearer for Team GB.
"To lead out your team at a home Olympics is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and one that that I can't wait to experience in just a few days time."
By Stuart Appleby
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