Sir Chris Hoy will carry the flag for Team GB at opening ceremony of London 2012, the British Olympic Association have confirmed.
The Edinburgh-born athlete will carry the Union Flag on Friday, having done so at the closing ceremony in Beijing in 2008 after winning three gold medals.
The 36-year-old won the highest number of votes among the 542 members of the British team.
Hoy said: "I'm absolutely delighted and honoured to have been voted as the flagbearer for Team GB.
“To lead out your team at a home Olympics is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and one that I can't wait to experience in just a few days' time."
Team GB's Chef de Mission Andy Hunt said: "Team GB could not have placed the flag in better hands.
“It is a great honour for Sir Chris and the team will be proud to march behind him. He is a fantastic ambassador for his sport and his country."
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