Rio Olympics 2016 news: Peter Burling and Blair Tuke named Flag bearer New Zealand Team #Rio2016. New Zealand have chosen Peter Burling and Blair Tuke as Flag bearer New Zealand Team in Opening Ceremony of Rio Olympic Games 2016. Burling and Tuke are World Champion in sailing.
It is first time in history that New Zealand have named two athletes as flag bearer in Olympic Games Opening ceremony.In closing ceremony Of Beijing Olympics 2008 Two athelets were named as flag bearer for New Zealand Squad.Rower Caroline and Georgina carried New Zealand Flag.
Burling and Tuke will lead around sixty members of the New Zealand team into the Maracana Stadium for Rio Olympics 2016. Burling and Tuke were silver medalist in London Olympics 2012.Now they are favorite for Golf in #Rio2016 in 49er class.They have 27 straight victories including four World Championship titles.
Burling have participated in three olympics games. Both Will wear traditional Kakahu (cloaks).Both athletes were presented with the cloaks by New Zealand Olympic Team Chef de Mission Rob Waddell and Governor General His Excellency the Rt. Hon. Lt. Gen. Sir Jerry Mateparae at a function that included a bateria (samba drumming group) from Rio de Janeiro’s Mangueira community. New Zealand team has been working with Mangueira Community during their time in Rio.