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Demong picked to carry U.S. flag

Updated: February 26, 2010, 9:14 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Olympic Nordic combined gold medalist Billy Demong will be flag bearer for the U.S. Olympic team at the closing ceremony on Sunday.

The 29-year-old from Vermontville, N.Y., won a gold medal and proposed to his girlfriend on Thursday before being chosen by his teammates to carry the flag.

"Being chosen as flag bearer is a phenomenal honor," Demong said. "It could have been any one of my teammates, and it is meaningful that our peers are taking notice of ...

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