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Storm’s Jackson to carry Australian flag in opening ceremony

Fri., July 27, 2012

Seattle Storm basketball star Lauren Jackson will carry the Australian flag at the opening ceremony of the Olympics. Australia’s delegation leader Nick Green called Jackson, 31, a perfect choice. “Jackson is an inspiration to all our team,” he said Thursday, on the eve of the opening of the games. Jackson helped the Australians win the silver medal at the last three Olympics, finishing second to the United States in 2000, 2004 and 2008. Jackson, a three-time MVP in the WNBA, has won two WNBA titles and a world championship with Australia. She decided not to play for the Seattle Storm for the first three months of the WNBA season so she can concentrate on the Olympics. – Associated Press

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