1988 Winter Olympics national flag bearers

During the Parade of Nations section of the 1988 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, athletes from the participating countries marched into the arena. Each delegation was led by a flag bearer and a sign with the name of the country on it. The Parade of Nations was organized in English, one of the official languages in Canada. As tradition dictates, Greece led the parade and Canada was the last to march to the stadium as the host nation. Organizers played Happy Birthday to You during Australian team march [1] as a homage to Australia which was celebrating Bicentenary event at that time.

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Order Nation Flag bearer Sport
1   Greece (GRE) Thanasis Tsakiris Biathlon
2   Andorra (AND) Claudina Rossell Alpine skiing
3   Argentina (ARG) Julio Moreschi Cross-country skiing
4   Australia (AUS) Michael Richmond Speed skating
5   Austria (AUT) Leonhard Stock Alpine skiing
6   Belgium (BEL) Katrien Pauwels Figure skating
7   Bolivia (BOL) Guillermo Avilapaz Alpine skiing
8   Bulgaria (BUL) Vladimir Velitchkov Biathlon
9   Chile (CHI) Nils Linneberg Alpine skiing
10   China (CHN) Zhang Zhubin Figure skating
11   Costa Rica (CRC) Arturo Kinch Alpine skiing
12   Cyprus (CYP) Karolina Fotiadou Alpine skiing
13   Czechoslovakia (TCH) Jiří Parma Ski jumping
14   North Korea (PRK) Ri Im-bin Speed skating
15   Denmark (DEN) Lars Dresler Figure skating
16   West Germany (FRG) Peter Angerer Biathlon
17   Fiji (FIJ) Rusiate Rogoyawa Cross-country skiing
18   Finland (FIN) Pertti Niittylä Speed skating
19   France (FRA) Catherine Quittet Alpine skiing
20   East Germany (GDR) Frank-Peter Roetsch Biathlon
21   Great Britain (GBR) Nick Phipps Bobsleigh
22   Guam (GUM) Judd Bankert Biathlon
23   Guatemala (GUA) Alfredo Rego Alpine skiing
24   Hungary (HUN) Attila Tóth Figure skating
25   Iceland (ISL) Einar Ólafsson Cross-country skiing
26   India (IND) Kishor Rahtna Rai Alpine skiing
27   Italy (ITA) Paul Hildgartner Luge
28   Jamaica (JAM) Dudley Stokes Bobsleigh
29   Japan (JPN) Seiko Hashimoto Speed skating
30   South Korea (KOR) Hong Kun-pyo Cross-country skiing
31   Lebanon (LIB) Michel Samen
32   Liechtenstein (LIE) Andreas Wenzel Alpine skiing
33   Luxembourg (LUX) Armand Wagener
34   Mexico (MEX) Ricardo Olavarrieta Figure skating
35   Monaco (MON) Albert II, Prince of Monaco Bobsleigh
36   Mongolia (MGL) Enkhee Davaagiin Cross-country skiing
37   Morocco (MAR) Mustapha Naitlho Non-competitor
38   Netherlands (NED) Jan Ykema Speed skating
39   Netherlands Antilles (AHO) Bart Carpentier Alting Luge
40   New Zealand (NZL) Simon Lyle Wi Rutene Alpine skiing
41   Norway (NOR) Oddvar Brå Cross-country skiing
42   Philippines (PHI) Raymund Ocampo Luge
43   Poland (POL) Henryk Gruth Ice hockey
44   Portugal (POR) Antonio Reis Bobsleigh
45   Puerto Rico (PUR) Mary Pat Wilson Alpine skiing
46   Romania (ROU) Costel Petrariu Bobsleigh
47   San Marino (SMR) Nicola Ercolani Alpine skiing
48   Spain (ESP) Ainhoa Ibarra Alpine skiing
49   Sweden (SWE) Thomas Wassberg Cross-country skiing
50   Switzerland (SUI) Michela Figini Alpine skiing
51   Chinese Taipei (TPE) Chen Chin-san Bobsleigh
52   Turkey (TUR) Abdullah Yilmaz Cross-country skiing
53   Soviet Union (URS) Andrey Bukin Figure Skating
54   United States (USA) Lyle Nelson Biathlon
55   Virgin Islands (ISV) Seba Johnson Alpine skiing
56   Yugoslavia (YUG) Bojan Krizaj Alpine skiing
57   Canada (CAN) Brian Orser Figure Skating

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1988 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Part 11". YouTube. Retrieved 21 December 2014.

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