Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Andrei Kirilenko to carry Russian flag in Olympic Opening Ceremony

 Andrei Kirilenko will reportedly carry the flag of his nation as the Russian delegation enters during the 2008 Olympic opening ceremony according to Leonid Tyagachev -- The Russian Olympic chief. This is a huge honor for Andrei. According to the press:

"Tennis star Maria Sharapova 'had wanted the honor,' reported, 'but was told to save her energy for the tennis tournament.'" (Deseret News, 2008)

Kirilenko accepts your offer to represent Mother Russia Sharapova is denied