Flagbearer

  • Darfur activist to carry US flag at opening ceremony August 7, 2008

    Beijing: The US team on Thursday chose a former refugee from Sudan to carry the flag at the Olympic opening ceremony, throwing the spotlight on China's much-criticised policy on Darfur. The decision to nominate Sudan-born 1500m track star Lopez Lomong, a member of the Team Darfur activist group, added a touch...