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      Archive: 2/7/2014

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        2/7/2014, Adar 7, 5774

      Speed Skater to Carry Israeli Flag in Olympics Opening

      The Winter Olympics open, Friday, in Sochi, Russia with the opening ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Israel time (16:00 UTC/GMT, 11:00 EST).

      Short-track speed skater Vladislav Bykanov will carry the flag for the five-athlete Israeli delegation. The other members are figure skater Alexei Bychencko, the figure-skating pair of Andrea Davidovich and Evgeni Krasnopolski, and downhill skier Virgile Vandeput.