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NYer Erin Hamlin named Olympic flag bearer for Team USA

Utica-area native Erin Hamlin has been named the Team USA flag bearer for the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Utica's Erin Hamlin named Olympic flag bearer for Team USA

The 2018 Winter Olympics begin Friday with the Opening Ceremonies, and the one who will hold the American flag for Team USA is Utica native and U.S. Olympic luger Erin Hamlin.

Hamlin is from Remsen, New York (north of Utica) and will be competing in her fourth and final Winter Games.

Hamlin won the bronze medal for women's singles at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, which made her the first American woman to medal in luge at the Winter Games.

Hamlin will be the Team USA flag-bearer at the Opening Ceremonies.

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