Olympics: Teresa Edwards

Jason Read named flag bearer for Pan Ams

October, 12, 2011
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Olympic rower Jason Read was selected as the flag bearer for Team USA for the opening ceremony for the Pan Am Games, set to begin Friday in Guadalajara, Mexico.

"I've been fortunate as an athlete to achieve a great deal, but this is something entirely different," Read said in a statement released by the USOC on Wednesday. "To lead our team into the stadium, carrying the flag of the United States of America, is humbling, to say the least. I'm thrilled by this honor and grateful to my teammates for selecting me."

Teresa Edwards, a five-time Olympian in basketball, will also be one of eight athletes to carry the Pan American Sports Organization flag into the opening ceremony.

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