Portland-born alpine skier Asa Miller carried the Philippine flag in the course of the opening ceremonies of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics at Bejing Nationwide Stadium on Friday.
Miller, a graduate of Lincoln Excessive College, was the nation’s lone consultant on this 12 months’s video games. He’s set to compete within the slalom and big slalom occasions beginning subsequent week.
That is the second time Miller has carried the Philippine flag. He carried it in the course of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The Philippines is one in every of 19 international locations on the 2022 video games with one consultant. Based on CNN, the opposite international locations embody Albania, American Samoa, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Nationwide Stadium, additionally known as the “Fowl’s Nest,” is internet hosting a gap ceremony for the second time because it was additionally house to the 2008 Summer time Olympics. Beijing is the primary metropolis to host each the Summer time and Winter Video games.
— Aron Yohannes
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