Posted: 27 July, 2012 by The Hot Breakfast

AUDIO: Triple M Speaks To Lauren Jackson After Being Named Our Australian Flag Bearer

Opals star Lauren Jackson is still pinching herself after being picked to carry the flag for Australia at the opening ceremony in London.

Tags: Lauren Jackson, London, London 2012

Opals star Lauren Jackson is still pinching herself after being picked to carry the flag for Australia at the opening ceremony in London.

Lauren Jackson spoke to Eddie McGuire on Triple M Melbourne's The Hot Breakfast just after the announcement:

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Lauren says she found out days ago but was sworn to secrecy.

"Nick actually told me earlier in the week but I had to keep it quiet, anyone that knows me knows that I was probably freaking out about it all week," Lauren Jackson said on Triple M Melbourne's The Hot Breakfast Friday morning Australian time.

"Wondering if it was real, if he was really going to call my name out or if it was a really bad joke."

This is how Lauren Jackson's parents apparently found out their daughter was flag-bearer.

"In-flight PA from Qantas Captain Ian Woods on 27 July, letting Lauren Jackson's parents know that she has been selected to be the Australian flag bearer at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony. The Australian Olympic Committee announcement was made while her parents were on board a Qantas flight, and they were unaware until this PA was made. On behalf of all of Qantas, good luck at the Games, Lauren."

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Tags: Lauren Jackson, London, London 2012

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