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Iran names Saveh Shemshaki as flag bearer for Sochi Olympics
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_13-2(341).jpgTEHRAN - Hossein Saveh Shemshaki will carry flag for Iran in the 2014 Sochi Olympics opening ceremony.

Five Iranian skiers will participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  

Mohammad Kiadarbandsari, Hossein Saveh Shemshaki and Forough Abbasi will participate in Alpine Skiing and Sattar Seid and Farzaneh Rezasoltani will represent Iran in cross country skiing.
 
The 2014 Winter Olympics are scheduled to take place from 6 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, Russia, with some events held in the resort town of Krasnaya Polyana.
 
The Winter Olympics opening ceremony takes place on February 7th.

Athletes from 88 countries are set to compete in Sochi, a record for the Winter Olympics.

The previous record was set at the 2010 Vancouver Games, where 82 national teams took part.

A total of about 3,000 athletes will be competing in 98 medal events.

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