Antetokounmpo and Drisbioti named Greece’s flag bearers for Paris Olympics

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Greek-Nigerian professional basketball player, “The Greek Freak”, Giannis Antetokounmpo and professional Greek race walker, Antigoni Drisbioti have been selected as Greece’s flag bearers for the Paris Olympics Opening Ceremony.

The two champions in their respective field were selected by an absolute majority of the Greek Olympic Committee voters.

"Antigoni Drisbioti in Melbourne earlier this year reading The Greek Herald. Photo: Bill Roumeliotis'
Antigoni Drisbioti in Melbourne earlier this year reading The Greek Herald. Photo: Bill Roumeliotis.

Acccording to Ekathimerini, other candidates included tennis player, Maria Sakkari, swimmer, Evangelia Platanioti and water polo player, Margarita Plevritou. 

President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee Spyros Capralos said after the vote: 

“I want to congratulate both her [Antigoni] and Giannis…I am sure they will lift our country up. I would also like to congratulate the three other champions who took part in the voting.”

Source: Ekathimerini and www.hoc.gr

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