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Jason Lamy Chappuis to carry flag for French Olympic Team

French Nordic Combined star Jason Lamy Chappuis has been chosen to carry the French flag in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (RUS). The announcement was made by the French Olympic Committee on 14th October 2013.

The 27-year-old is the first Nordic Combined athlete since Fabrice Guy to receive the honour for France. Guy carried the flag in the 1992 Olympics in Albertville in his home country.

Lamy Chappuis, Olympic gold medallist from Vancouver 2010 (CAN) and four-time FIS World Champion was picked over several successful French Olympic athletes including Brian Joubert (figure skating) and Ophelie David (ski cross). He follows biathlete Vincent Defrasne and fencer Laura Flessel who carried the French flag in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver and 2012 London Olympics.

УItТs a great honour for me to be chosen,Ф said Chappuis. УIt means a lot to me I learned to ski and jump in France and I feel French above all (despite having an American mother). I remember when Fabrice Guy carried the French Flag in Albertville. He became Olympic Champion there. I hope I can do the same.Ф

FIS-ski.com, 17 October 2013

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