US Olympians Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez set to carry flag at 'sobering' Opening Ceremony

US Olympians Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez set to carry flag at 'sobering' Opening Ceremony

Let the Tokyo Games (finally) begin! US Olympians Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez are set to carry the flag at 'sobering' and 'simplified' Opening Ceremony following year-long COVID-19 delay as Simone Biles 'shocks' coaches with impressive practice vault - Basketball star Sue Bird and baseball player Eddy Alvarez have been chosen as flag bearers for the United States Olympic Team at Friday's Opening Ceremony for the Tokyo Games at the city's Olympic Stadium - Bird is the partner of another Olympian, soccer star Megan Rapinoe, who is aiming for her second gold medal after the US fell in its opener to rival Sweden on Wednesday. The US faces New Zealand on Saturday - Bird is the second US women's basketball player to carry the flag, joining current coach Dawn Staley - Alvarez, an Olympic speedskater who won silver in 2018, has played for the Marlins, but is currently in the minors. If the US medals, he'd be the only the third American to do so in both the Winter and Summer Games - Simone Biles, the only gymnast to ever …
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