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SYDNEY, February 06. /ITAR-TASS/. The Australian Olympic Committee announced on Thursday that two-time snowboard world champion Alex Pullin will be the flagbearer of the national team at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Games in Russia’s Sochi on February 7.
The Australian Olympic team in Sochi is the biggest the country ever sent for the Winter Games, consisting of 60 athletes. Australia pins great hopes on the 26-year-old athlete to win gold in snowboard cross.
As the decision was announced at the reception held at the Rosa Khutor Park, Australian teammates of Pullin, nicknamed ‘Chumpy’, cheered and clapped.
Australia’s ABC daily reported that the national team will go marching on Friday at the opening ceremony in the Fisht Olympic Stadium dressed in yellow beanies, white jackets, dark green jeans and mountain boots.
"The Opening Ceremony uniform has a very youthful look to reflect the team," the daily quoted Australian Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman as saying. "It has an urban mountain resort feel that perfectly matches the combination of city and mountain locations in Sochi,” he added.