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Rio Olympics 2016: Andy Murray to be Team GB flag bearer

Olympic and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been chosen to carry the flag for Team GB at Friday's Rio 2016 opening ceremony. The 29-year-old was picked ahead of the likes of boxer Nicola Adams and rower Katherine Grainger. Murray, who inspired Great Britain to the Davis Cup in November, is the first tennis player to fill the role. "To lead out Team GB will be an incredible honour, the biggest in sport," he said.

from Mail Online

Britain fires up the world: London gets the 2012 Games under way with the Greatest Show On Earth (rounded off by Macca, of course)

Proud moment: Sir Chris Hoy acts as flag bearer for Great Britain as the team enters the Olympic Stadium


Rio Olympics 2016: Andy Murray to be Team GB flag bearer

from mirror

Downpour can't rain on Team GB parade as they light up Olympics closing ceremony

#Rio2016 ~ Despite the rain, Team GB, led out by four-time Olympian flag-bearer Kate Richardson-Walsh, lit up the Maracana with their jazzy trainers

53 Britain's flag bearer Chris Hoy holds the national flag during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. POOL/REUTERS