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Eddy Alvarez and Sue Bird Selected as First Co-Flag Bearers

9 days ago   |   By SportsTravel

It's still unclear what the traditional Parade of Nations will look like to start the Olympic Summer Games on Friday in Tokyo, but the U.S. has selected the athletes that will lead its delegation into National Stadium: baseball player Eddy Alvarez and basketball star Sue Bird .
Team USA athletes selected Alvarez and Bird, who will become the first duo to share flag-bearing honors at the Olympic Games. Of the 613 athletes who were named to the U.S. Olympic team, more than 230 are expected set to walk in the ceremony.
The move to allow co-flag bearers is a new one. In March 2020, prior to...
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