New Zealand Commonwealth Games flag-bearer announced

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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

It was announced last night at the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team function, that Olympic triathlon champion Hamish Carter will carry the New Zealand flag into the Opening Ceremony of the Melbourne Commonwealth Games.

Hamish Carter was a gold medallist at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and a bronze medallist at the last Commonwealth Games held in Manchester.

The XVIII Commonwealth Games will be held from March 15th through the 26th. The Opening Ceremony will be held tonight. The Games will be opened officially by Queen Elizabeth II.