July 26, 2012 Leave a comment
Sir Christopher Andrew Hoy, 36 years old, will indeed carry the British flag tomorrow at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games. Hoy has been a four-time Olympic champion and that is the reason why he won the vote of the British athletes and officials over the weekend.
Hoy will lead out Team GB in the athletes’ parade in front of 80,000 spectators in the stadium and more than a billion TV viewers worldwide.
He tweeted: ‘Delighted to be able to say that I’ll be carrying the flag at the Opening Ceremony! Massive honour!’
Hoy later said to reporters:
“The team is not due to travel until the Saturday, chances are I probably would not have gone so it’s a great opportunity for me in my last Olympics.<<2
It will be something special and especially with it being the home Games it will be quite an experience.
It’s the stuff of dreams and I am still in shock a little bit at receiving such a huge honour.”
“The general feeling is just of sheer excitement and anticipation. It is reaching fever pitch.’
He also warned Wiggins that his life will now change dramatically – that is likely to be even more the case should the 32-year-old become cycling’s next knight of the realm.”
“Any accolades or honours that come his way will be fully deserved,” added Hoy.
“In the cycling world he’s a superstar already, he’s used to a lot of attention wherever he travels. In the UK that is where the real change will happen when he is walking about.”
“I think his life will change drastically, but I think he will handle it very well, I don’t see him changing and he’ll be just the same Bradley we have always known.”