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U.S bishops congratulate Olympic athlete Lopez Lomong on selection as flag bearer for U.S. Olympic Team

National Catholic News

August 7, 2008

(U.S. Olympic team selection was a source of pride for a group of more than 25 young men who fled a war torn Sudan and reestablished their lives in Cleveland.  These men are now referred to as the Sudanese Lost Boys of Cleveland.)

WASHINGTON - The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) today (August 7, 2008) expressed congratulations to Lopez Lomong, Olympian athlete and former refugee from Sudan, for being chosen as the flag bearer for the U.S. Olympic team at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

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