Hoy to be GB flag bearer at London 2012 opening ceremony

Chris Hoy Olympic Games 2008

Sir Chris Hoy has been confirmed as the Great Britain team flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Friday, July 27. He will be the first British cyclist to carry the flag at a Games opening ceremony.

The Beijing triple Olympic gold medallist will hold aloft the Union flag and will be the first British athlete to step into the Olympic stadium. As host nation, Great Britain will be the last country to appear.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.