An Upstate New York athlete has been selected as Team USA flag bearer.
31-year old Erin Hamlin will carry the American flag during the Olympics Opening Ceremony tonight. Hamlin is from Remsen, a rural community about 20 miles north of Utica.
She is a four-time Olympian. She became the first American athlete to win an Olympic singles luge medal during the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
Fellow Team USA members chose Hamlin for the honor.