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Winter Olympics: Chu chosen as US flag-bearer for Sochi closing ceremony

Published on Feb 21, 2014 11:22 PM

SOCHI (REUTERS) - Julie Chu has been selected to carry the United States flag in Sunday's closing ceremony at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

A member of the women's ice hockey team who won the silver medal, the 31-year-old was given the honour after a vote by other members of the United States squad.

"I'm completely humbled and kind of in shock. I never imagined that this would happen, especially knowing how strong the US delegation is," she said in a statement released by the United States Olympic Committee.

"Our team has so many inspiring athletes who I've gotten a chance to root for. This is special and I don't take it lightly. Thank you for this great honour."

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