Friday, August 8, 2008
Yao Ming to carry flag, Jackie Chan during opening ceremonies
The Chinese government confirmed that superstar basketball player Yao Ming will carry movie star Jackie Chan during the opening ceremonies for the Beijing Olympics. Ming will also carry the Chinese flag, an honor usually awarded to a country's most recognizable athlete. Before being bestowed this honor Ming was planning to carry a flag with a print of Jackie Chan.
"I will now carry the real Jackie and my country's flag, what an honor," said Ming, center for the Houston Rockets.