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Record-breaking sailor Ben Ainslie to carry British flag at Olympic closing ceremony

Posted Aug 11, 2012

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LONDON (AP) — British sailor Ben Ainslie will carry the flag for the host country at the closing ceremony of the Olympics on Sunday after winning his fourth straight gold at the London Games.

The 35-year-old Ainslie’s victory in the Finn class made him the most successful sailor in Olympic history. He also won a silver in 1996.

Ainslie says: “It’s a really proud moment for me and for sailing to have such an involvement at the end of what’s been such an amazing games for the whole country.”

Originally published by Associated Press

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