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Hockey's Chu to carry U.S. flag at closing ceremony

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 9:27 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 9:48 a.m. CDT
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(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
United States players celebrate Meghan Duggan's goal against Canada during the second period of the women's gold medal ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia.

SOCHI, Russia – Four-time Olympian Julie Chu will carry the U.S. flag at the closing ceremony of the Sochi Games.

The U.S. Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday, a day after Chu earned a silver medal with the U.S. women's hockey team. It was her fourth Olympic medal — she has three silvers and a bronze.

Chu says she is "completely humbled and kind of in shock" to be chosen.

A Harvard graduate, Chu has been with Team USA since the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

The Americans lost 3-2 in overtime to Canada in the gold medal game Thursday night.

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