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During the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games the Flag of Ukraine will be carried by Roman Gontyuk (Judo). This official decision of the NOC Executive Board was announced today by NOC President Sergey Bubka.
Olympic Games in London will be the 3rd consecutive Olympiad for the sportsman. Previous Games in Athens 2004 and in Beijing 2008 were successful for our Judoka – he brought Silver Medal from Olympic Greece and Bronze medal from China.
Following athletes were honored to carry the country’s flag during the Opening ceremonies of previous summer Olympic Games: Sergey Bubka (pole vault) in Atlanta (1996); Yevgen Braslavets (sailing) in Sydney (2000); Denys Silantiev (swimming) in Athens (2004) and Yana Klochkova (swimming) in Beijing (2008).