WHISTLER -- Nordic combined athlete Bill Demong, on the same night he won the nation's first Olympic gold medal in a nordic event and proposed to his girlfriend, former skeleton slider Katie Koczynski, was informed that he'd been chosen by his teammates as the flag bearer for Sunday's closing ceremony.

WHISTLER — Nordic combined athlete Bill Demong, on the same night he won the nation’s first Olympic gold medal in a nordic event and proposed to his girlfriend, former skeleton slider Katie Koczynski, was informed that he’d been chosen by his teammates as the flag bearer for Sunday’s closing ceremony.

All things considered, a pretty big day.

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And here’s a list of previous flagbearers:

U.S. OLYMPIC WINTER TEAM FLAG BEARERS – CLOSING CEREMONY
1960 Donald McDermott, Speedskating
1964 Jean Saubert, Skiing
1968 unknown
1972 Barbara Ann Cochran, Skiing
1976 Sheila Young Ochowicz, Speedskating
1980 Eric Heiden, Speedskating
1984 Phillip Mahre, Skiing
1988 Bonnie Blair, Speekskating
1992 Bonnie Blair, Speedskating
1994 Dan Jansen, Speedskating
1998 Cammi Granato, Ice Hockey
2002 Brian Shimer, Bobsled
2006 Joey Cheek, Speedskating
2010 Billy Demong, Nordic Combined Skiing

Source: U.S. Olympic Committee