New York Times - Semenya to Carry South Africa’s Flag at Olympics
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: July 18th, 2012
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Caster Semenya will carry South Africa’s flag at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics.
Semenya was given the honor Wednesday ahead of double-amputee runner Oscar Pistorius.
“It’s such a privilege for me to do such a big thing like that,” Semenya said in an audio message. “To carry the flag for the team, it’s such a big thing.”
Swimmer Cameron van der Burgh and long jumper Khotso Mokoena also were considered for the role, the country’s Olympic committee said, but Semenya was the “ideal choice.”
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Published July 2012