Chris Hoy Olympic Games 2008

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Great Britain?s single most successful medallist of the Beijing Olympics, triple gold medallist Chris Hoy, will carry the flag at the closing ceremony on Sunday.

?It?s a huge honour,? the most successful Scottish Olympian in history recognised at a final GB team press conference on Sunday morning, ?particularly when you consider the standard of the squad.?

?All of the GB team has achieved way beyond their expectations, we knew it was possible but you?ve still got to do it first.?

?As for carrying the flag, it?s going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a fantastic end to an amazing few weeks.?

Great Britain?s success in Beijing means the athletes will fly home with no less than 47 medals, the best result since 1908. Cycling has contributed nearly a third of that total, with 14 medals, although GB athletes have taken medals in 11 out of 20 sports.

GB Olympic chef de mission in Beijing Simon Clegg pointed out in his closing speech that Nicole Cooke?s gold medal was Great Britain?s 200th at Olympic level and that her early victory ?helped us all stay motivated throughout the whole of the Games.?

?Rebecca Romero is the first British woman athlete ever to take an Olympic medal in two different sports, and of course Chris Hoy is Great Britain?s first triple gold medallist in an Olympics since 1908.?

Looking ahead towards 2012, Clegg pointed out that if British success was high in Beijing, the ?London factor? in four years time could push the bar even higher.

?There are nine million tickets to be sold for British people to see British athelete in British venues. That?s going to be a huge morale boost for all our teams.?

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