Canadian Atheletes Not Interested In Flag Bearing
A number of Canada’s star athletes have refused to carry the country’s flag at the opening ceremonies for the Turin Olympics, saying they prefer to focus on their performance instead of taking on extra work.
According to the Toronto Star, cross-country skier Beckie Scott, speed skaters Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen and bobsledder Pierre Lueders have asked their associations not to nominate them for the revered role.
The Star also reports the freestyle ski team chose not to nominate moguls skiing champion Jennifer Heil for the job because she is scheduled to compete the day after the ceremony.
Maybe they should just leave it back in the locker room.