Group USA Names Flag Bearers For Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony

Eddy Alvarez and Sue Fowl already will win large on the Tokyo Olympics after they enter the sphere on the opening ceremony.

The USA Olympic & Paralympic Committee introduced Wednesday on NBC’s “At the moment” present Alvarez and Fowl will function the nation’s flag bearers on the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. Alvarez and Fowl gained the honour by vote of their fellow U.S. Olympic athletes, they usually’ll lead Group USA onto the sphere Friday on the Olympic Stadium within the opening ceremony.

“He earned a silver medal in Sochi (on the 2014 Winter Olympics) as a pace skater,” co-anchor Hoda Kotb stated. “He additionally performed for the Miami Marlins and is now representing Group USA on the diamond.”

“Subsequent up, legendary basketball star Sue Fowl,” co-anchor Craig Melvin adopted. “Sue making historical past on the age of 40 because the oldest American basketball participant to ever compete within the Olympics.”

The Tokyo Olympics will mark the primary time a due will lead the U.S. delegation onto the sphere throughout the parade of countries.

Alvarez will grow to be the primary baseball participant to the carry the U.S. flag within the opening ceremony. Baseball returns as an Olympic sport, following its absences from the 2016 and 2012 Video games, and Alvarez and his baseball teammates are vying to win Group USA’s first gold medal within the sport since 2000.

Fowl will grow to be the primary lady to hold the U.S. flag on the ceremony since Daybreak Staley did so on the 2004 Video games in Athens. Fowl additionally hopes to guide Team USA women’s basketball, which Staley now coaches, to a fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal.

Legendary swimmer Michael Phelps was the US’ flag bearer on the 2016 Rio Olympics.

The opening ceremony will start at 6:55 a.m. ET on Friday in Tokyo.

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