Julie Chu to carry U.S. flag

Updated: February 21, 2014, 4:23 PM ET
Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia -- Four-time Olympian Julie Chu will carry the U.S. flag at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Games.

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Bruce Bennett/Getty ImagesJulie Chu was selected to carry the U.S. flag during the closing ceremony.

The U.S. Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday, a day after Chu earned a silver medal with the U.S. women's hockey team. It was her fourth Olympic medal -- she has three silvers and a bronze.

Chu says she is "completely humbled and kind of in shock" to be chosen.

A Harvard graduate, Chu has been with Team USA since the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

The Americans lost 3-2 in overtime to Canada in the gold-medal game Thursday night.


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