MOSCOW, Russia (Wed, Jun 13) – According to RIA Novosti quoting Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko; Maria Sharapova is a leading candidate to carry the Russian flag at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
|London Olympics Opening Ceremony: Maria Sharapova to lead Russian delegation carrying national flag |
While Russia's tennis chief Shamil Tarpishchev almost confirmed on Tuesday that Russian tennis star will be the Russian delegation's flag-bearer Olympic opening ceremony in London on July 27.
Local media reported referring to Tarpishchev – also a member of the International Olympic Committee, that Tennis is a very popular sport and, so as far as I know, Roger Federer has been chosen to carry the Swiss flag and Rafa Nadal will lead the Spanish delegation at the opening ceremony in London.
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