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U.S. archer Lorig, who has competed for three countries, will carry flag

Updated: August 23, 2008, 10:55 PM ET
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BEIJING -- Archer Khatuna Lorig will carry the flag for the U.S. Olympic Team at the losing Ceremony Sunday, the USOC announced Saturday.

U.S. captains from each sport met in the Athlete Village on Friday to select the flag bearer.

"Being named the U.S. flag bearer for the Closing Ceremony is almost like winning a gold medal, maybe even better," Lorig said. "I thought I could win a gold medal in competition, but I never thought I'd have this opportunity. I am truly, truly so proud ...

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