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because it shows great honor for the countries that are in the Olympics and it shows viewers what countries are in the Olympics


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To show pride in each country.

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The team chooses an athlete to carry the flag in the Olympics. It can be anybody.

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cause its a special and old flag to represent the olympics

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Flag bearers did just what their name entitles, held their colors on the battlefield. In the Confederate Army each regiment had a battle flag and sometimes a state flag. In the Union Army each regiment carried a national flag as well as a regimental flag which had the eagle holding a shield. Not only were these flags a symbol of pride to the soldiers, they also had the very important job of helping to keep the men in line (you were taught to "dress" on the colors) as well as help commanders know what regiment was which and where they were on the battlefield.

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Perhaps the unit's color guard or flag bearers, since they became easy targets.

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the first time we had the olympics

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