Rock Star Athletes in London
Rock Star Olympic Fencer Mariel Zagunis to Carry the U.S. Flag
It’s an exciting time for all of the athletes today in London as the Olympics are about to begin.
Today, Lenox Lewis spoke in London at a press conference about what it is like to be an Olympic athlete, representing your country and just the fun of trading pins and being in the Olympic village.
Tonight the USOC has announced that Mariel Zagunis will carry the U.S. Flag into the Opening Ceremonies, a huge honor for the athlete.
July 25, 2012: “LONDON - Two-time Olympic champion fencer Mariel Zagunis (Beaverton, Ore.) was today selected to lead the 529-member 2012 U.S. Olympic Team into Friday's (July 27) Opening Ceremony as flag bearer, as announced today by the United States Olympic Committee. Zagunis was chosen by a vote of fellow members of Team USA.
"I'm extremely humbled by this incredible privilege," said Zagunis. "As an athlete, I can't imagine a higher honor than to lead Team USA into the Olympic Games, which are the pinnacle of sport and a platform for world peace. I am tremendously proud to represent my sport, our team and, most importantly, the United States of America."
From the adorable spirited team of girls Life of a Rock Star™ spied touting their Florida Gators tee-shirts at London Heathrow airport throughout the streets of London, the city is overflowing with incredible talent and the world is about to see an incredible show of athleticism.