A New Yorker will carry the American flag and lead Team USA into the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
Erin Hamlin, a luger from Remsen, has been selected as the U.S. delegation's flag bearer for Friday's ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. According to a press release from USA Luge, Hamlin, a four-time Olympian, was chosen by a vote of her fellow Team USA members.
Hamlin won the bronze medal in singles luge at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She will compete in the same event this year. The women's luge competition begins Feb. 12.