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Luger Erin Hamlin chosen as U.S. flag-bearer for opening ceremony

Luger Erin Hamlin chosen as U.S. flag-bearer for opening ceremony

The U.S. Olympic team has selected luger Erin Hamlin as its flag-bearer for Friday's Opening Ceremonies. Four years ago, she wasn't even certain she'd still be on the sled competing at these Olympics, much less tasked with leading the entire United States' contingent into the Opening Ceremonies.

"It's definitely a surprise, definitely a shock," she said. "I was not expecting it at all."

Hamlin, 31, will be the fourth luger to serve as flag-bearer for the United States, and the first since Mark Grimmette at the 2010 Olympics.

"The nerves will be flying, for sure," said Hamlin, who will be competing in her fourth Winter Games. "I slide...

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