Moments of joy - Todd Lodwick to carry flag for Team USA

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Six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick will carry the American flag during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi Olympics, Team USA announced Wednesday.

Lodwick has skied at an elite level in Nordic combined events for two decades. He's participated in every Winter Games since 1994: Lillehammer, Nagano, Salt Lake City, Torino, Vancouver, and now Sochi. His best finish is a silver medal in the men's team event in Vancouver.
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Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick of the United States poses in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 15, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick of the United States poses in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 15, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick of the United States poses in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 15, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick on September 21, 2005 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Torino will be his fourth Olympics. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick on September 21, 2005 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Torino will be his fourth Olympics. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick on September 21, 2005 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Torino will be his fourth Olympics. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skiers Johnny Spillane and Todd Lodwick perch on the starting bar atop the K120 jump at Howelson Hill on September 22, 2005 above Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Both expect to compete for medals at the Torino Olympics. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skiers Johnny Spillane and Todd Lodwick perch on the starting bar atop the K120 jump at Howelson Hill on September 22, 2005 above Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Both expect to compete for medals at the Torino Olympics. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skiers Johnny Spillane and Todd Lodwick perch on the starting bar atop the K120 jump at Howelson Hill on September 22, 2005 above Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Both expect to compete for medals at the Torino Olympics. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - MARCH 02: Todd Lodwick of USA rides the chairlift prior to competing in the Nordic Combined HS134 Ski Jump competition during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Holmenkollen on March 2, 2011 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Nordic Combined HS134/10km - FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
OSLO, NORWAY - MARCH 02: Todd Lodwick of USA rides the chairlift prior to competing in the Nordic Combined HS134 Ski Jump competition during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Holmenkollen on March 2, 2011 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick on September 21, 2005 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Torino will be his fourth Olympics. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick on September 21, 2005 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Torino will be his fourth Olympics. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick on September 21, 2005 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Torino will be his fourth Olympics. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
US Todd Lodwick competes during a trial round of the Men's Nordic Combinded team ski jumping competition during the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Oslo on March 4, 2011. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN (Photo credit should read DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN/AFP/Getty Images)
US Todd Lodwick competes during a trial
US Todd Lodwick competes during a trial round of the Men's Nordic Combinded team ski jumping competition during the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Oslo on March 4, 2011. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN (Photo credit should read DANIEL SANNUM LAUTEN/AFP/Getty Images)
OSLO, NORWAY - MARCH 02: Todd Lodwick of USA rides the chairlift prior to competing in the Nordic Combined HS134 Ski Jump competition during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Holmenkollen on March 2, 2011 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Nordic Combined HS134/10km - FIS Nordic World Ski Championships
OSLO, NORWAY - MARCH 02: Todd Lodwick of USA rides the chairlift prior to competing in the Nordic Combined HS134 Ski Jump competition during the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships at Holmenkollen on March 2, 2011 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
(L-R) Austria's Mario Stecher, US Todd Lodwick, Germany's Johannes Rydzek and Germany's Bjoern Kircheisen compete in the nordic combined World Cup on December, 18, 2010 in Ramsau. AFP PHOTO/DIETER NAGL (Photo credit should read DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)
(L-R) Austria's Mario Stecher, US Todd L
(L-R) Austria's Mario Stecher, US Todd Lodwick, Germany's Johannes Rydzek and Germany's Bjoern Kircheisen compete in the nordic combined World Cup on December, 18, 2010 in Ramsau. AFP PHOTO/DIETER NAGL (Photo credit should read DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)
US Todd Lodwick jumps during the nordic combined World Cup on December 18, 2010 in Ramsau, some 300kms south-west from Vienna. AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGL (Photo credit should read DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)
US Todd Lodwick jumps during the nordic
US Todd Lodwick jumps during the nordic combined World Cup on December 18, 2010 in Ramsau, some 300kms south-west from Vienna. AFP PHOTO / DIETER NAGL (Photo credit should read DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)

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