Alexis Arguello to bear Nicaraguan flag in Bejing Olympics
www.chinaview.cn 2008-07-10 08:34:34   Print

Special report:   2008 Olympic Games    

    MANAGUA, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Alexis Arguello, former three-time boxing champion, was appointed to bear the Nicaraguan flag during the Olympic Games of Beijing 2008, spokesman of the Nicaraguan Olympic Committe (CON) informed Wednesday.

    Moises Avalos, who was proposed to the CON by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, said the Arguellos's designation was decided Wednesday during a CON meeting.

    The Nicaraguan Olympic delegation is not formed yet but according to Avalos it will be integrated, among other athletes, by sprinters Juan Zeledon and Jessica Aguilera.

    Zeledon (400 meters) and Aguilera (200 meters) will go to Beijing 2008 under the principle of universality promoted by the International Olympic Committe (IOC).

    The Olympic Games of Beijing 2008 in China will take place from August 8-24.

Editor: An Lu
Related Stories
Home Beijing 2008 Olympics
Email Us Back to Top
Top Photos
Premier promises clean, scenic Beijing during and after Olympics
Aerial photos of Beijing Olympic venues
Top Videos
AIPS president confident of successful Olympics
Bush to attend Olympics opening ceremony
Blue sky over Beijing with Olympics 5 days away
Chinese premier promises clean, scenic Beijing during and after Olympics
Beijing Olympic organizers confident of worry-free Games
Olympic torch brings inspiration, hope to quake-battered Sichuan
Senior official: Brilliant opening important for success of Olympics