Classifieds | Archives | Jobs | About TGT | Contact | Subscribe
 | 
Last updated 3 minutes ago
Printer Friendly Version | TGT@Twitter | RSS Feed |
HOME LOCAL MIDEAST ASIA WORLD BUSINESS SPORT OPINION WRITERS
Nikolaidis chosen as Greece flag-bearer
June 14, 2012
 Print    Send to Friend

ATHENS: Two-time Olympic taekwondo silver medallist Alexandros Nikolaidis has been chosen as the flag-bearer of the Greek team at the London Olympics which begin on July 27, the Hellenic Olympic Commitee said on Tuesday.

Greece traditionally leads the opening ceremony parade of athletes and the 33-year-old will be the first to enter the stadium with his country’s flag.

“It’s the second time that the Hellenic Olympic Committee have offered me one of the greatest values of my life and I want to thank them from the bottom of my heart. I feel vindicated for my dreams and efforts in sports,” Nikolaidis said.

In Beijing, Nikolaidis had the honour of being the first torchbearer in the torch relay. He went on to win the silver in those Games .

Agence France-Presse

Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Comments
 
Post a comment
 
Name:
Country:
City:
Email:
Comment:
 
    
    
Related Stories
Olympic heroes Sushil and Yogeshwar shine in good year for Indian wrestling
NEW DELHI: A long sabbatical and a rejig in weight categories notwithstanding, Olympic heroes Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt reaffirmed their dominance at the world stag..
Olympic canoeing champion needs to lose 20kg: Coach
Rio de Janeiro: Olympic canoeing champion David Cal of Spain needs to lose 20kg if he is to qualify for the Rio 2016 Games, his long-time coach Jesus Morlan has said. ..
Trott announces engagement to British team-mate Kenny
LONDON: British Olympic track cycling gold medallists Laura Trott and Jason Kenny are to tie the knot. “Merry Christmas everyone. I’ve had the most amazing couple of d..
Long lost Freeman bodysuit believed found
PERTH: One of Australia’s greatest sporting mysteries may have been solved after a silver-white bodysuit thought to be the one Cathy Freeman wore when she lit the 2000 Ol..
Asian Games gold medallist gets ban: Report
MOSCOW: Wushu exponent Tai Cheau Xuen, who became the first Malaysian Asian Games gold medallist to fail a drugs test, was given a lenient 120-day ban for the doping offe..
 
FRONTPAGE
 
GALLERY
 
PANORAMA
 
TIME OUT
 
SPORT
 
 
Advertise | Copyright