U.S. Olympic Winter Flag Bearers

A top honor at any Olympic games is to become your country's flag bearer. Take a look back at Team USA's Winter Games flag bearers.

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The United States has chosen six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick to be the team's flagbearer at the opening ceremony for the Sochi Games February 7, 2014. Mark Grimmette carried the United States flag during the opening ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Click to see more flag bearers throughout the years.
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Chris Witty was the flag bearer in 2006 at the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy.
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Amy Peterson, short track speed skater, carried the U.S. flag at the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Eric Flaim, speed skater, had the honor of holding the flag during the 1998 Winter Olympics, officially the XVIII Olympic Winter Games, in Nagano, Japan.
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Cammy Myler served as the US flag bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.
American cross country skier Bill Koch carried the American flag to lead the U.S. delegation into the opening ceremonies of the XVI Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, France, Saturday, Feb. 8, 1992.
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Biathlon athlete Lyle Nelson was chosen as the 1988 flag bearer. He told the New York Times that the event was ''the ultimate accolade'' of his athletic life.
Track and field athlete Frank Masley of Newark carried the flag for the U.S. Olympic team in opening ceremony at Kosevo Stadium in Sarajevo, on Feb. 8, 1984 for the XIV Winter Olympic Games.
Figure skater Scott Hamilton carried the flag in Lake Placid, N.Y., in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York.
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Alpine ski racer Cindy Nelson (here in 1984) served as the flag-bearer during opening ceremonies of the 12th Winter Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria on Feb. 4, 1976.
Dianne Holum (here in 1968) was the flag bearer for the XI Olympic Winter Games in 1972 at Sapporo, Hokkaidō, Japan.
Terry McDermott, here giving a victory salute in Feb. 4, 1964, carried the U.S. flag at the Opening Ceremonies in 1968 at the X Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble, France.
Bill Disney of Los Angeles carried the flag at the Olympic Ski Stadium at Bergisel for the opening ceremony on Jan. 29, 1964.
Don McDermott of Englewood Cliffs (2nd right) carried the flag for the 1960 Winter Olympics held in Squaw Valley, California.
Jim Bickford, 43-year-old bobsledder from Saranac Lake, N.Y., here carries U.S. flag as he leads teammates past stands at stadium during opening ceremonies for 1956 Winter Olympic Games, Jan. 26, 1956, Cortina D. Ampezzo, Italy. He also carried the flag during the 1952 VI Olympic Winter Games, that took place in Oslo, Norway.
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German bobsledder Billy Fiske had the job of carrying the olympic flag at the III Olympic Winter Games in 1932, held in Lake Placid, New York. Here he is (R) in the same year along with another German bobsledder Werner Zahn.
Skier Godfrey Dewey was chosen as the flag bearer for the 1928 Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Here he is in 1932 during the Lake Placid Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.
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Ice hockey player Taffy Abel served as the flagbearer for the U.S. delegation in the I Olympic Winter Games, held in 1924 in Chamonix, France. Here he is in 1947.
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