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Daniele Lupo will be the flag bearer for the Italian team at the Rio Games closing ceremony 2016. The Italian athlete, partnering Paolo, won a historic silver medal in yesterday's final against the Brazilians Alison Cerutti and Bruno Schmidt. It represents Italy's first Olympic medal in beach volleyball since it became an Olympic sport 20 years ago in Atlanta. It was down to CONI president Giovanni Malagò to choose the Italian standard bearer to march at the Maracana stadium on Sunday 21st August (starting at 8pm local time, 1am in Italy).

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