Julie Chu won an Olympic silver medal when the athlete took the ice in Sochi for USA women’s hockey. While the United States was defeated by Canada, the hockey players still came away winners. Now hockey player Julie Chu has another duty as the athlete was chosen by Team USA to carry the flag at the Olympics Closing Ceremonies. According to Team USA on Friday, the decision couldn't have been to a more deserving for the athlete.
While athletes love their sport, the only bigger honor at the Olympic Games is to carry the flag of their country. Julie Chu’s ceremonial position full of tradition, it gives people an opportunity to focus on the athlete that had made a unique contribution to the team and check out the colors of the country.
In the Olympics Closing Ceremony program, the fans will see Julie Chu along with other flag bearers from around the globe come in together. This ceremonial moment offers a perspective to visually note that all the countries competed in one event together.
It’s going to be great to see Julie Chu walk in with the American Flag at the Sochi Olympics one final time before the Olympic flame is extinguished. Hopefully fans will get the chance to see her special moment!