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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 | 03:49 AM
Roger,

It doesn't matter to us whether you're No. 1 or No.2. You have proven and shown to the whole world how fantastic and unbeatable you are. You have created history and history will be your witness to prove that you are one rare kind in your era in
08/07/2008 | 03:43 AM
Hi Roger,
I, too, love the photos being posted daily. Great job web team and fans.

I am so excited for the Olympics. I hope you watch some track and field. I saw some of the trials in Eugene, OR - amazing athletes, like you.

I am amused to read
08/07/2008 | 03:40 AM
Whenever Roger arrives early pre tournament, it's normally not a good result, like last year 2007 Indian wells, 2008 FO and Wimmbledon. Roger has more pressure than ever because this is a last chance to compete Olympic with a downgrated result. Like Hewit
08/07/2008 | 03:39 AM
Before I sign off:

***alljaa - Wow!! That is simply outstanding verse...

***willsson - My pleasure.

Does anyone know (since I've never checked out live streaming online coverage before), is it free?
08/07/2008 | 03:34 AM
***TriniMum127***

Thank you for posting the Olympic Tennis schedule.
08/07/2008 | 03:32 AM
***alijaa***

Lovely post jaa. Thank you so much.

08/07/2008 | 03:32 AM
***Soccergirl101 - Watching the match on ESPN2 - though I only saw the 2nd half. Wow! 6-2. Well, it was a good experience for the Red Bulls. I miss Ronaldinho dancing through the opposing side...

Thanks for the info on Diana, too.

***Shell - Thanks
08/07/2008 | 03:17 AM
Dear fans and Roger,

I'm very happy. Our swimmer, Fabiola Molina, is a lucky girl. She got a photo with Roger. She said that arrived at a restaurant in the Olimpic Village and had a big confusion. Roger was there trying to had a lunch, but a long line
08/07/2008 | 03:16 AM
Roger,
Enjoy your time in Beijing!!!!!!!!!
Never forget that all of us want to see you SMILING...
Best wishes
Grace
08/07/2008 | 03:16 AM
Feliz cumple leonino!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!