HISTORIC FIRST: Greece to open Tokyo Olympics with two flag bearers

HISTORIC FIRST: Greece to open Tokyo Olympics with two flag bearers 1

In a historic world first,  the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) announced that it will lead the Opening Ceremony of the “Tokyo 2020” Olympic Games  with two flag bearers.

According to the HOC announcement, Olympians Anna Korakaki (shooting) and Lefteris Petrounias (gymnastics) will be the Flag Bearers for Greece.

It is the first time in history that the Greek flag will be held by two athletes, following the relevant decision of the International Olympic Committee in the context of Gender Equality.

“It is really great the honor that the Hellenic Olympic Committee gives me and I want to thank her for choosing me. It will definitely be a unique feeling to hold the flag of your homeland at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in a historic moment, as I will do it together with Lefteris “, responded Anna Korakaki.

Lefteris Petrounias stressed: “I feel great honour to hold our flag as a dream I had as a child comes true! I also want to thank the Greek Olympic Committee and I am sure that this moment will remain forever engraved in my mind and heart “.

 

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