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Hockey great Hayley Wickenheiser to carry Canada's flag in Sochi

Hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser named Canadian flag-bearer for Sochi Olympics

Women's hockey star Hayley Wickenheiser has been named Canada's flag-bearer for the Sochi Olympics.

The Canadian Olympic Committee made the announcement today on Parliament Hill, although Wickenheiser was in Europe and unable to attend in person.

Wickenheiser will be making her fifth Olympic appearance.

Hockey Canada says the women's team will march in the opening ceremonies despite playing their opening game the following night versus Switzerland.

Other candidates rumoured to be in the running to carry the Maple Leaf at the opening ceremonies included men's hockey star Sidney Crosby, speedskater Charles Hamelin and skiers Alexandre Bilodeau and Erik Guay.

Long-track speedskater Clara Hughes carried the flag in the opening ceremonies at the Vancouver Games in 2010.

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  1. john posted on 01/23/2014 11:17 AM
    congrats .
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