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Meet Greece’s flag bearer: Sofia Bekatorou
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The 38-year-old sailing champion is the first female Olympic flag bearer for Greece. Bekatorou won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics in the women’s 470 event and bronze in the Yngling event at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She will compete in the mixed narca 17 multihull in Rio.

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