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Arkulari 07-23-2012 09:03 AM

Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
https://twitter.com/svenja_sportch/s...25930215993344

Quote:

Originally Posted by Svenja Mastroberardino
Stanislas Wawrinka to carry the Swis flag in London #Olympics

:eek: :eek: :eek:

I can honestly say no one expected this. Stan must be grateful he has a friend called Roger Federer ;)

Is no one else in Switzerland worthy of the honor? Cancellara isn't running?

Sri 07-23-2012 09:04 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
Great honor, he deserves it as a current gold medal holder.

Looner 07-23-2012 09:04 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
Cancellara has the road race on the next day in the morning so maybe that was a factor. I know Roger did say he'd love to see Stan with the flag.

When you say was no one running, how many other athletes have won gold for Switzerland at the Olympics?

Arkulari 07-23-2012 09:07 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Looner (Post 12242932)
Cancellara has the road race on the next day in the morning so maybe that was a factor. I know Roger did say he'd love to see Stan with the flag.

When you say was no one running, how many other athletes have won gold for Switzerland at the Olympics?

It was an honest question, I didn't know anyone else besides Federinka & Cancellara :)

orangehat 07-23-2012 09:08 AM

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:bigclap:

Congrats :yeah:

bokehlicious 07-23-2012 09:09 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
shame

Johnbert 07-23-2012 09:10 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
great decision, he won a gold medal 2008 for switzerland so it's well deserved :)

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Originally Posted by durrrr (Post 12242943)
shame

why? :confused:

nick the greek 07-23-2012 09:11 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by durrrr (Post 12242943)
shame

No,it's not.Good for Wawa.

henke007 07-23-2012 09:13 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
:o:facepalm:

Arkulari 07-23-2012 09:13 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
Yes and it seems like Roger wanted Stan to carry the flag :)

The Fearhand 07-23-2012 09:14 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
I wish it was Federer but I suppose he declined.
Though very kind of him to pass it on to Waw.

bokehlicious 07-23-2012 09:20 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
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Originally Posted by Johnbert (Post 12242946)
why? :confused:

Because it sounds like a "pity gesture". Wawrinka wouldn't be anywhere close to holding a gold medal without Fed.

Arkulari 07-23-2012 09:22 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
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Originally Posted by Typhoon20 (Post 12242957)
I wish it was Federer but I suppose he declined.
Though very kind of him to pass it on to Waw.

Yes, Roger was the first choice but he said that another athlete should be given the opportunity and that he would be happy if Stan got the chance. :)

Sombrerero loco 07-23-2012 09:22 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
:facepalm: its a joke, right?

The Fearhand 07-23-2012 09:25 AM

Re: Wawrinka to be Switzerland's flagbearer
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Arkulari (Post 12242974)
Yes, Roger was the first choice but he said that another athlete should be given the opportunity and that he would be happy if Stan got the chance. :)

Good for Wawa. And very kind from Roger.


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