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Golfer Mehaffey named as Flag Bearer

August 28, 2014

Golfer Olivia Mehaffey has been chosen as Team Ireland Flag Bearer for this evenings Nanjing 2014 Closing Ceremony (1pm Irish Time – http://www.olympic.org/) .

Chef de Mission Martin Burke said that “Mehaffey has been a great asset to the overall team during the Games as an individual performer and within the team context”

Mehaffey said she ” was thrilled to be chosen as Flag Bearer and very proud to represent her fellow Team Ireland athletes at the Closing Ceremony ”



NANJING, 28 Aug. – Facts and figures on the people and props for the Closing Ceremony of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games.

65,000 – Gift packages for spectators containing 10 types of props

3,800 – Young athletes from 204 countries to attend the Closing Ceremony

2,000 – Performers in the ceremony

2,000 – Costumes used for the Opening Ceremony, including 500 glowing hats and 40 glowing suits for volunteers

800 – Fireworks, with 30 people involved in installing and setting off the fireworks display

766 – Number of props featured in the performances, including 120 petal-shaped lanterns and 60 hand-held fish-shaped lanterns

304 – Loudspeaker boxes

300 – People involved in the 100-minute music video of the Closing Ceremony

208.5 – Hours spent recording the music

204 – NOC flags

200 – People in the make-up team who are responsible for helping over 2,000 performers

100 – Minutes of music composed

100 – Nanjing LELE mascots

80 – Airborne objects, controlled by 20 aerial stunt machines and held by six steel cables

28 – Types of costumes used in the ceremony

9 – Costume designers

6 – Composers who wrote music for the Closing Ceremony

6 – Volunteer representative chosen to be presented with awards for their service

4 – Months of the rehearsal.

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