UPDATED: Hurtault went on to be Dominca’s flag bearer at the opening ceremonies. Check out the pictures here:
Parade of Nations
Two-time women’s sabre Olympic Gold medalist Mariel Zagunis was selected as the U.S. flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics on Friday night in London, England. Zagunis, a Notre Dame product, will become the third fencer to lead Team USA at the Opening Ceremonies, following in the footsteps of Columbia’s Norman Armitage (1952, Helsinki and 1956, Melbourne), and USC’s Janice Lee Romary (1968, Mexico City).
But, it looks as if the Ivy League will have a flag bearer in London after all. Columbia alum Eric Hurtault ’07 (@swifft7) tweeted a picture of his credential for the Opening Ceremony along with an additional credential that reads, “Flag Bearer.” Hurtault represents Dominica and will run the 400m.
Coverage of the 2012 opening ceremonies begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC. For the Associated Press’ all-time U.S. flag bearer list, click here.