Head of Spanish Olympic Committee wants Nadal as flag bearer

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MADRID (AP) - The president of Spain's Olympic committee says he would like to see Rafael Nadal as the country's flag bearer in Rio de Janeiro, in part to make a statement after recent doping accusations made against him.

It will be up to a group of federation presidents to pick the flag bearer, but Alejandro Blanco says Nadal deserves to be chosen for what he has done for Spanish sports.

Nadal was supposed to be the flag bearer at the 2012 London Olympics but he got injured before the games.

Blanco also says Spain has been getting a bad reputation related to doping and called for the government to adapt to the new requirements by the World Anti-Doping Agency, which earlier this month declared the nation to be non-compliant with its regulations.

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