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Andy Murray is GB’s flag bearer at the Rio Olympics 2016

Andy Murray, Wimbledon winner and Olympics winner, has been chosen to carry the Great Britain flag at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics hosted in Rio, this Friday.

He’s the first tennis player to have been chosen for this honour, and he has been honoured above other British atheletes including boxer Nicola Adams and rower Katherine Grainger. 

In the 2012 Olympic games he won the doubles silver title alongside Laura Robson, and this year the 29 year old is competing in the men’s singles, and then the doubles tournament alongside his brother.

Murray was selected from a shortlist by the British Olympic Association and is delighted to take on the role, saying it is going to be a ‘highlight’ of his career. 

The opening ceremony is this Friday at midnight BST.