the original flags used in the 2012 olympic opening ceremony

Russian Federation Official Flag From The London 2012 Olympic Games

The Russian Federation bestowed the honour of bearing the county's standard in the Opening Ceremony's Parade of Nations upon their nation's pride: Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova. Ranked #2 in the world, the sporting prodigy made her professional tennis debut when she was only 17, and recently took home the 2012 Olympic silver medal. Capturing the unique atmosphere and tradition of the Opening Ceremony, this flag carries a true story, and is a distilled piece of history from the Olympic Games. The unique asset will come with an Official Sporting Memorabilia hologram and Certificate of Authenticity.

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova (Russian: born April 19, 1987) is a Russian professional tennis player. As of November 5, 2012 she is ranked World No. 2. A United States resident since 1994, Sharapova has won 27 WTA singles titles, including four Grand Slam singles titles. She has also won the year-end WTA Tour Championships in 2004. The Women's Tennis Association has ranked Sharapova World No.1 in singles on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She became the World No.1 for the first time on August 22, 2005, and regained the ranking for the fifth time on June 11, 2012. She has been in seven Grand Slam finals with a record of 4-3 and capturing her fourth grand slam title at the 2012 French Open. By doing so, it made her the 6th woman in the Open Era to complete the career Grand Slam. In the same year, she won an Olympic silver medal in the London 2012 Olympics, losing the final to Serena Williams.
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