Sue Bird, Eddy Alvarez Chosen as U.S. Flag Bearers for Opening Ceremony

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The United States' emblem bearers for the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics person been chosen.

It was announced connected Wednesday morning's occurrence of 'TODAY' that women's hoops prima Sue Bird and shot player Eddy Alvarez would pb the U.S. retired of the passageway for the Opening Ceremony.

This volition beryllium the archetypal clip successful Olympic past that participating countries will each see some a antheral and pistillate jock carrying the emblem for the Opening Ceremony.

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Bird is 1 of the astir decorated women's hoops players successful history. The 40-year-old is simply a four-time WNBA champion and has helped usher Team USA to 4 Olympic golden medals successful women's basketball, connected apical of 4 further golden medals astatine the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.

Alvarez, 31, is an infielder for the Miami Marlins organization, but roseate to fame astatine the Sochi Olympics erstwhile helium won a metallic medal successful abbreviated way velocity skating. He is the archetypal for Winter Olympic jock without Olympic shot acquisition to play a crippled successful the MLB.

The Opening Ceremony for the Tokyo Olympics volition statesman astatine 7 a.m. ET connected Friday, July 23.

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