Is this a bit of a joke, Cadel has hardly set the Olympics on fire as a MTBer or road racing, he's not even guaranteed to be there yet and I suspect he's more focused on Paris than London at the moment. Is this just a bit of a publicity stunt or does Cadel deserve the honour of leading out the team at the opening ceremony.
Personally I think there are many more worthy athletes to be considered before Cadel.
A good rule to have if you are a country that has an Olympic Champion. I'm not sure how the smaller countries go but I agree Cadel has not earned the right to carry the flag for Oz ......yet.
Stuey is my choice like those below.
Stuey is on for his 5th olympics. That means flag bearer for sure. 20 years of olympics, or at the top of your game. My pick anyway.
+1 for sure.
Unless you came from the Eastern Bloc and/or a Communist Regime then it was your job to compete for your country while serving in the military or some other government funded group. Removing the amateur status was supposed to just level the playing field amongst other things.
@Jeremy, that was the Eastern Bloc regim, the USA did it with Uni scholarships, Chinese gave a choice, education or military. Interestingly JohnClarke was on ABC this morning talking about this stuff which his 3 part doco covers, starts this Sunday on your ABC at 7.30