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Roger to lead Switzerland

01.08.2008 | Tennis

One of the athletes of each country has the honour of carrying the national flag during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. This year it will be Roger to head the Swiss delegation into the stadium! After having marched in front of the nation’s group in Athens four years ago he will have the privilege to do so again on August 08 in Beijing – a fantastic birthday present for our champion!

 

“It is a true honour for me to lead the Swiss athletes into the stadium, carrying the Swiss flag. I have had the privilege to experience many wonderful things; the Olympics are and will always be one of the best. So I am really looking forward to those moments - of course also since this is one of the most wonderful birthday presents I could possibly wish for.

 

During my first Olympics in Sydney 2000 I had the opportunity to attend competitions in swimming and badminton. Those are great, lasting memories. Four years ago my schedule didn’t allow following any other tournaments. This year I would love to see some basketball-action with the American ‘Dream Team’.

 

I am certainly looking forward to these Games enormously in many different respects.”

 

 

So far 36 female and 48 male Swiss athletes have qualified for Beijing. They represent the following sports: tennis, athletics, shooting, fencing, cycling, mountainbiking, judo, swimming, sailing, triathlon, rowing, gymnastics, badminton, riding, canoeing, pentathlon, taekwondo, archery and beach volleyball. The Swiss won five medals at the Olympic Summer Games in Athens 2004 and nine in Sydney 2000. And of course we are hoping for a good result in China as well! The Olympic Stadium was, after all, designed by the Swiss star-architects Herzog & de Meuron.

 

 

PS: August 01 is the Swiss national holiday!

 

 
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08/07/2008 | 08:44 AM
Hey Rog

hope you win the gold medal and kick Nadal's fat ass. just kidding...

best of luck!
08/07/2008 | 08:01 AM
dear roger u r great and u r my number 1 keep on and happy birthday from today cause u made my birthdays each time u won and now wat a gift ur haven love u muchhhhhhhhhh!

ur dear fan jason
08/07/2008 | 07:27 AM
Hi Guys,

I am so Happy for Federer as he has got a relatively easy draw. Nadal,Djoko,Murray and Nalby are in the second half. Ferrer,Blake and Davydenko on Federer's half.

Lets Do It Federer!
08/07/2008 | 07:26 AM
I DONT WANT TO RISK...... ANY TROUBLE TOMORROW IN MY INTERNET, SO I PREFER TO WISH YOU: HAPPY BIRTHRDAY MY DEAREST FROM TODAY.BE HELTHY AND HAPPY WITH MIRCA YOUR FAMILY AND ALL YOUR BELOVED ONES .BESIDE I HAVE TO SAY THAT YOU ARE VERY NICE WITH THE SWISS
08/07/2008 | 07:05 AM
***FedererUSA & brilliantroger

Thanks to both of you for posting the site for the Olympics tennis draw. I will not be able to see any of the tennis matches which are not being screened here. They are showing freaking synchronised swimming but no tenni
08/07/2008 | 06:27 AM
The draw for the Olympics tennis is now posted at the following web site:

http:www.itftennis.com/olympics
08/07/2008 | 06:05 AM
GOOD LUCK ROGI..

ur`s luvng,
sid
08/07/2008 | 05:54 AM
VAMOS ROGER QUE EL VIERNES EMPIZA LOS JJOO
08/07/2008 | 05:35 AM
BABYLILAC:
Roger is not over the hill at just 27! I'm sure he'll break the grand slam and masters records, even if it is at a slower rate than the last few years. The trouble is we have all been spoilt rotten! That includes us fans. There may well be mor
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