Alexei Morozov will carry Russian flag at the Olympics opening ceremony (Photo © fhr.ru)
The captain of the Russian national team, Alexei Morozov, playing for Ak Bars Kazan in the KHL, will carry the Russian flag at the Olympics opening ceremony, says the official Russian Hockey Federation site.
“I’m very pleased to be entrusted with such an honor”, said Morozov to Russian site sportbox.ru (translation by RussianHockeyFans.com). “Hundreds of sportsmen will represent Russia at the Olympics and I was entrusted with the flag, which increases responsibility. I won’t say that I was shocked by this news but rather pleasantly surprised.”
Morozov became the second KHL player to carry his national flag at the Olympics’ opening ceremony after Avangard Omsk’s Jaromir Jagr, who will be the standard-bearer for the Czech Republic.
The ceremony will take place on February 12.