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Meet The U.S. Flag Bearer For The Closing Ceremony

A picture of the Olympic Rings in South Korea.

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The 2018 Winter Olympics are nearing their end. The game's opening ceremony kicked off two weeks ago, and will conclude this weekend.

Much like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony will feature all 91 countries (92 including Russia), with a flag bearer for each country. Team USA voted on its flag bearer for the closing ceremony.

Cross-country skier Jessie Diggins was selected to lead the 2018 U.S. Olympic Team into Sunday's Closing Ceremony. The 26-year-old cross country skier was selected by fellow Team USA members to lead their delegation into Sunday’s ceremony.

"This is such an incredible honor for me," said Diggins. "I’m really humbled and moved that the athletes voted for me. It’s so inspiring to feel the support and cheering from everyone."

Diggins went on to reveal the "coolest thing" about being at the Olympics.

"The coolest thing for me about the Games has been getting to meet other athletes on Team USA, and getting to cheer them on at their events and learn about what they do. I have so much respect and admiration for everybody here and am beyond honored to be able to lead us out of these Games."

So who is Jessie Diggins? Well, she's a two-time Olympian who made history at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 by winning Team USA’s first-ever medal for women in cross-country skiing. It's just the second medal for the U.S. in cross-country skiing in Olympic history - the first being a silver medal in 1976.

Meet Jessie Diggins below:

We look forward to seeing Diggins rep the United States during the closing ceremony. The closing ceremony will start Sunday, Feb. 25 at 6 a.m. E.T. NBC will air its broadcast at 8 p.m. ET in order to provide the product during primetime.