Tennis Identity

Caroline Wozniacki picked to carry Danish flag in Rio

Tennis will take a front seat at the 2016 Olympics in Rio when Caroline Wozniacki carries the Danish flag into opening ceremonies alongside fellow Danish athletes. The announcement took place today at a press conference at the Copenhagen city hall where H.R.H Crown prince Frederik handed her the flag.

Caroline Wozniacki Danish Flag

”It is an honor for me. The Olympics really means a lot to me, and I have amazing memories from my previous two Olympic participations. I am enjoying being a part of the Danish team, and feeling the team spirit that I normally do not experience every day. To carry the flag in Rio will be one of the highpoints of my career and it will be something that I will never forget.” Caroline Wozniacki.

Danish National Olympic Committees, Olympic-head of mission, Morten Rodtwitt, is looking forward to experiencing Caroline Wozniacki at the front of the Danish team.

“Caroline is one of the most successful tennis players throughout the past ten years, and she has achieved results in a global type of sport where the completion is extremely tough. Furthermore, she has millions of fans around the world because of her smiling and forthcoming. Caroline is an amazing ambassador for Denmark, and therefore she is a female athlete that we would like to identify with, and be represented by.” – Morten Rodwitt

Caroline continued:

“The Olympics is my biggest goal in 2016, and I am really looking forward to it. It will be a different Caroline than at the previous two Olympics. I have more experience this time, and I know 100 percent what it is like to be at the Olympics, therefore I am confident in achieving a good result in Rio.” says Caroline Wozniacki.

You may recall Maria Sharapova carrying the torch at the winter Olympics in Sochi. These things give me goosebumps.

Maria Sharapova Sochi torch