Notre Dame Olympians competing in London 2012

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There’s much more to Notre Dame Fighting Irish competing in the London 2012 Summer Olympics then Mariel Zagunis, the U.S. flag bearer at the opening ceremonies. Here’s today’s daily update:

Former 10-time Notre Dame All-America distance runner Molly Huddle (’06) competed in the finals of the 5,000-meter run on Friday night, capping a historic performance by Fighting Irish athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

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Notre Dame’s Mariel Zagunis: Team USA Olympic flag-bearer

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Former University of Notre Dame fencing All-American and national champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Mariel Zagunis led the 529-member United States Olympic Team as the American flag bearer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics Friday night in London, England. Zagunis was chosen for the prestigious honor by a vote of her fellow Team USA members. Michael Phelps dropped out of the vote by the way.

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