Friday, July 2, 2021 - 00:12
The Plennary Session of the Hellenic Olympic Committee decided that Olympic Champions Anna Korakaki and Lefteris Petrounias will be the Flag Bearers for Greece at the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The decision means the Greek team will have male and female flag bearers for the first time in Olympic history and reflects the International Olympic Committee’s calls for gender equality.
“The Hellenic Olympic Committee has given me a really big honor and I want to thank them for choosing me. It will definitely be a unique feeling to hold the flag of my homeland at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in a historic moment, as I will do it together with Lefteris,” said Korakaki when she heard the news.
Petrounias echoed her sentiments, announcing, “I feel very honored to hold our flag — a dream I had as a child come true! I also want to thank the Greek Olympic Committee and I am sure that this moment will remain forever engraved in my mind and heart.”