BUENOS AIRES， April 28 (Xinhua) -- Luis Scola， gold and bronze medal winner in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008， respectively， will carry the flag for Argentina's delegation in the upcoming Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro， Brazil.
The Argentinean Olympic Committee (COA) unanimously elected the well-deserving NBA's (National Basketball Association) Toronto Raptors player who will celebrate his 36th birthday on Saturday.
Argentina's last basketball player to carry the flag in an Olympics was Emanuel Ginobili who did so in Beijing 2008 where the team went on to win the bronze medal.
The legendary "Maradona" of female field hockey， Luciana Aymar， was the flag bearer at London 2012. This was her last Olympic Games and she won the silver medal with the national team， ending her Olympic career on a high.
Also recently， windsurfer Carlos "Camau" Espinola carried the flag in two consecutive editions， Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.
Espinola， along with Aymar， are the athletes who have won the most Olympic medals for Argentina with four each.
Other famous names in Argentina have carried the flag over the years including former tennis star Gabriela Sabatini， the best player in the country's history. She reached number three in the world ranking and won the silver medal in Seoul 1988， among other successes.
Alberto Zorrilla (swimming)， Juan Carlos Zabala (athletics)， Delfo Cabrera (athletics) and Carlos Moratorio (horse riding)， also all won Olympic medals and carried the South American country's flag.
Zorrilla， Olympic gold-medal-winner in the 400 meters freestyle in Amsterdam 1928 (the first South American to win in that category)， carried the flag in Los Angeles 1932. However， due to a disagreement of a monetary nature with Argentina's political authorities at the time， the swimmer decided to abandon the team and not compete.
Zabala， was the Olympic marathon champion in Los Angeles 1932 and he was flag bearer in the following Games in Berlin where he finished 6th in his category.
Cabrera (gold in London 1948) led out Argentina's delegation in Helsinki 1952 while Moratorio (silver in Tokyo 1964) was the flag bearer four years later in Mexico.
RIO DE JANEIRO Homme Nike Air Max 2018 Elite Chaussures Noir Rouge Pas Cher , Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- About 75% of tickets available for this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have been sold, organizers said on Tuesday.
Fans have snapped up 2.75 million tickets across 42 sports, Rio 2016 communications director Mario Andrada told a press conference.
South America's first Olympic Games will be held in the Brazilian coastal city from August 5 to 21.
Meanwhile 330,000 tickets have been sold for the Paralympic Games, to be staged from September 7 to 18.
Andrada said ticket demand for Paralympic events was slightly down on expectations.
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The most sought-after sports have been football, basketball, volleyball and athletics. Most Brazilian ticket buyers have come from the states of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Bahia and the Federal Districts.
Andrada said he did not expect people to cancel trips to Rio for the Games as a result of the Zika virus outbreak.
He added that the organizing committee would follow travel guidelines issued by the World Health Organization.
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BEIJING, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- It's a chilly weekday morning and Beijing's Zhongguancun Entrepreneurial Avenue is quiet. The transformation of this once sizzling area has led many to ask whether the subdued street hints at a larger picture.
So, like the foot traffic that has vanished from this particular thoroughfare nike air max tn pas cher , has the life gone out of China's mass entrepreneurship movement? Yes and no.
Once the barometer of China's entrepreneurial spirit, the avenue today apparently looks like a dead end. However, if you take a closer look there are cafes, bookstores and other outlets that provide all the support a budding entrepreneur could need.
On the surface Zhongguancun may appear uninspiring, however nike air max 97 silver bullet pas cher , for those who chose to stay, there are plenty of resources as long as they are equipped with passion to make things happen.
Garage Cafe is on the second floor of a hotel in the middle of the avenue. It was the first cafe in China to style itself as an open, creative studio, offering free work spaces and resources to investors and producers looking to collaborate. It is one of many "innovation incubators" in northwest Beijing.
The cafe is frequented by would-be entrepreneurs and has a healthy reputation, with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang nike air max 97 pas cher , the most vocal advocate of innovation, visiting last May.
Wang Chen, one of the waiting staff, has been struck by the enthusiasm of patrons to make ideas into real projects. "I have seen teenagers and pensioners walk through these doors. Some even bring suitcases, sleep on our sofas and wash their clothes in our restroom. They have become part of the furniture nike air max 95 pas cher homme ," he explained.
One man in his 70s came to offer his business idea to other entrepreneurs, because he "felt too old" to do it himself. It was very touching, Wang recalled.
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