Sharapova could carry Russian flag at Olympics
Russia’s sports minister says French Open champion Maria
Sharapova is among contenders to carry the Russian Olympic team
flag at the London Games.
Vitaly Mutko denies claims by the president of the Russian
Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpischev, who said Tuesday the
top-ranked Sharapova had been chosen for the honor.
Mutko tells the R-Sports news agency that Sharapova ”is really
one of the contenders … but there’s a special procedure for the
Mutko did not say when the flag bearer will be chosen.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic is also in line to carry the flag for
Serbia at the London Olympics opening ceremony July 27.