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Rio 2016: Why N.J. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad should be Team USA flag bearer | Politi

nj.comThe 500 athletes representing Team USA in Rio de Janeiro will march into iconic Maracana Stadium on Friday night, and while they’ll be wearing matching Ralph Lauren uniforms, they’ll be as diverse a group as the country they’ll represent in the Olympics this month.

Only one of those athletes will have the honor of carrying the flag at the front of the procession, a choice the captains from each sport will make this week. But that choice is an easy one, and at a divisive time in our nation’s history, one that would make a powerful statement to the world.

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