olympics header image
 

Lakers' Gasol will be Spain's flag bearer at Olympics

CBSSports.com wire reports
  •  

LONDON -- The Spanish Olympic committee says basketball player Pau Gasol will replace Rafael Nadal as the country's flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the London Games.

Nadal will not defend his Olympic tennis title after pulling out with an undisclosed injury on Thursday.

Spain says Gasol, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, has been chosen to replace Nadal because he represents "the best values in sport and competition."

Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
  •  
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
 
 
 

Top Headlines

CBSSports.com Shop

Nike Team USA Hockey Winter Olympics KO Pullover Performance Hoodie

Team USA Hockey Gear
Get yours today Shop Now