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Joey Cheek to carry U.S. flag in ceremony

February 25, 2006

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— Speedskater Joey Cheek was elected by the U.S. team to carry the American flag during the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Sunday night.

Cheek has won two medals at the Turin Games - gold in the 500 meters and silver in the 1,000.

"I feel like I'm not really worthy," he said. "It's a wonderful honor and I'm thrilled that it happened."

Canadian singer Avril Lavigne will perform in an eight-minute production designed to celebrate Canada and its hosting of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

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