'Lost Boy' Lomong to Carry US Flag at Olympics

'Most exciting day of my life,' says former Sudanese refugee
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2008 2:05 AM CDT
Former Sudanese refugee Lopez Lomong has been chosen to carry the US flag at the Olympic opening ceremonies.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Former Darfur "Lost Boy" refugee Lopez Lomong, who became a US citizen one year ago, has been chosen to carry the Stars & Stripes at tomorrow's opening ceremony of the Olympics. "This is the most exciting day of my life," Lomong, 23, told the Boston Globe. "The American flag means everything." The 1,500-meter runner spent a decade in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to America. (Read more Lopez Lomong stories.)