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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Will Be Greece’s Flag Bearer at 2024 Paris Olympics

Doric Sam July 9, 2024 ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images After leading the Greek men’s basketball team to its first Olympics appearance since 2008, Giannis Antetokounmpo received an honor that he will surely remember for the rest of his life. Per Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Hellenic Olympic Committee named Antetokounmpo a

Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo Will Be Greece’s Flag Bearer at 2024 Paris Olympics

Doric SamJuly 9, 2024

Greece's Giannis Antetokoumpo reacts with his children as he celebrates the win at the end of the final game of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament between Croatia and Greece to be qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics games, at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Athens on July 7, 2024. (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP) (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)

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After main the Greek males’s basketball workforce to its first Olympics look since 2008, Giannis Antetokounmpo obtained an honor that he will certainly bear in mind for the remainder of his life.

Per Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Hellenic Olympic Committee named Antetokounmpo a flag bearer for the opening ceremonies of the Paris Olympics on the Seine River on July 26. Together with race walker Antigoni Drisbioti, the 29-year-old might be one of many first athletes to open the Video games, as Greece usually leads the parade of countries on account of its historical historical past with the Olympics.

Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet

Only a child from Sepolia… How far he has come ❤️

🇬🇷 Giannis might be Greece´s flag bearer within the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics! pic.twitter.com/Oo00Xp2cs4

He would be the first Black athlete ever to bear the flag for Greece within the Olympics, per Owczarski.

Antetokounmpo and the Greek nationwide workforce secured their spot within the Summer season Video games by defeating Croatia on Sunday. The Milwaukee Bucks star was visibly emotional after the win.

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Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Giannis emotional after qualifying for Olympics 🥹💙

He leads Greece to their first Olympics since 2008 🇬🇷

(by way of @FIBA)pic.twitter.com/eM31ZxPoL2

It will likely be particular to observe Antetokounmpo symbolize his residence nation on the world stage when the Olympics start later this month.

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