Shah, however, maintained that anyone in the contingent had the right to carry the flag
, and if he got the opportunity he would do it again.
Before the selection was announced, many thought Hossain Rezazadeh or Hadi Saei--two Iranian athletes who won gold for Iran in the last Olympics--would be asked to carry the flag
Although Milner still needs volunteers in every state along the way, she is prepared to carry the flag
herself, either on foot or by bicycle, through more desolate areas of the country.
How many we can get to carry the flag
because I might need to push the numbers out a bit," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted him, as saying.
He is the first swimmer to carry the flag
since Anita Lonsbrough in 1960.
TENNIS: Katie O'Brien (pictured), and Mel South carry the flag
for Britain in the pounds 300,000 International Women's Open at Eastbourne today.
GREGOR TAIT has told of his pride at being chosen to carry the flag
at the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony today.
Now she believes the 'unbelievable boost' of being chosen by her fellow athletes to carry the flag
will help her to crown a glittering career by going one better than last time by taking gold in the 70kg section in Athens.
"It is a shame Chris and I can't both carry the flag
as we have been through so much together.
Dixon, 39, who insists the Salt Lake Games will be his last, said: "This is a great honour for any athlete and I am proud to have been asked by my fellow members of GB to carry the flag
Brett Doyle scored the most valuable win of his career when bringing the former Paul Cole-trained Carry The Flag
with a perfectly timed late run to land yesterday's pounds 360,000 Singapore Gold Cup.
Ben Ainslie, the most successful sailor in Olympic history, will carry the flag
for Team GB at today's closing ceremony.