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Flagbearer Hoy's 'massive honour'

Team GB's flagbearer Chris Hoy has described the experience of leading his nation as a massive honour.

The four-time Olympic cycling champion led Great Britain's athletes into the stadium to huge cheers from the crowds.

He said: "I don't think any of us were expecting it (the reception) to be this good."

Commenting on carrying the flag, he said: "It's a massive honour to be the one who leads out the team, even more so at our home Games."

The British athletes walked through a guard of honour of schoolchildren as they made their way through the Olympic Park to the stadium.

As host nation, they were the last group to join the parade.


From Belfast Telegraph