Three-time Olympic cross-country skiing gold medallist Dario Cologna has been announced as Switzerland's flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony of Pyeongchang 2018 here tomorrow.
The 31-year-old was selected to carry the Swiss flag at the Ceremony by Chef de Mission Ralph Stöckli.
Cologna clinched one title at Vancouver 2010 and claimed two gold medals at the 2014 Games in Sochi.
He is one of Switzerland's best-known winter sport athletes and is among the favourites for gold at this year's Games.
"It is a great honour to take the Swiss flag to the stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games and thus lead our delegation," said Cologna.
"Olympic Games are the biggest thing for an athlete.
Cologna added: "The fact that I am allowed to take on this task during my third participation makes me proud.
"I would like to take these positive emotions to my own competitions and wish all Swiss athletes every success."
Cologna topped the podium in the men's 15 kilometres freestyle event at Vancouver 2010 before winning the 15km classical and 30km skiathlon races at Sochi 2014.
He arrives at Pyeongchang 2018 having claimed victory in the last International Ski Federation Cross-Country World Cup race before the Games, while he also took the overall Tour de Ski crown in January.
"Dario Cologna is an outstanding ambassador for the Swiss sport due to his achievements as a top athlete and because of his modest yet determined manner, and thus predestined to take on this honorable task," said Stöckli.