2002 Winter Olympics Parade of Nations

During the Parade of Nations portion of the 2002 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, athletes from each country participating in the Olympics paraded in the arena, preceded by their flag. The flag was borne by a sportsperson from that country chosen either by the National Olympic Committee or by the athletes themselves to represent their country.[1][2][3] Costa Rica didn't march in the parade, but still competed in the Games.[4]

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Order Nation Flag bearer Sport
1   Greece (GRE) Lefteris Fafalis Cross country
2   Andorra (AND) Victor Gomez Alpine skiing
3   Argentina (ARG) Cristian Javier Simari Birkner Alpine skiing
4   Armenia (ARM) Arsen Harutyunyan Alpine skiing
5   Australia (AUS) Adrian Costa Freestyle skiing
6   Austria (AUT) Angelika Neuner Luge
7   Azerbaijan (AZE) Sergei Rylov Figure skating
8   Belarus (BLR) Oleg Ryzhenkov Biathlon
9   Belgium (BEL) Simon Van Vossel Short track
10   Bermuda (BER) Patrick Singleton Luge
11   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) Enis Bećirbegović Alpine skiing
12   Brazil (BRA) Mirella Arnhold Alpine skiing
13   Bulgaria (BUL) Stefan Georgiev Alpine skiing
14   Cameroon (CMR) Isaac Menyoli Cross country
15   Canada (CAN) Catriona Le May Doan Speed skating
16   Chile (CHI) Anita Irarrázabal Alpine skiing
17   People's Republic of China (CHN) Zhang Min Figure skating
18   Croatia (CRO) Janica Kostelic Alpine skiing
19   Cyprus (CYP) Theodoros Christodoulou Alpine skiing
20   Czech Republic (CZE) Ales Valenta Freestyle skiing
21   Denmark (DEN) Ulrik Schmidt Curling
22   Estonia (EST) Allar Levandi Nordic Combined
23   Fiji (FIJ) Laurence Thoms Alpine skiing
24   Finland (FIN) Toni Nieminen Ski jumping
25   Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MKD) Jana Nikolovska Alpine skiing
26   France (FRA) Carole Montillet Alpine skiing
27   Georgia (GEO) Sofia Akhmeteli Alpine skiing
28   Germany (GER) Hilde Gerg Alpine skiing
29   Great Britain (GBR) Michael Dixon Biathlon
30   Hong Kong, China (HKG) Cordia Po Yee Tsoi Short track
31   Hungary (HUN) Krisztina Egyed Speed skating
32   Iceland (ISL) Dagny Linda Kristjansdottir Alpine skiing
33   India (IND) Shiva Keshavan Luge
34   Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) Bagher Kalhor Alpine skiing
35   Ireland (IRL) Tamsen McGarry Alpine skiing
36   Israel (ISR) Galit Chait Ice dancing
37   Italy (ITA) Isolde Kostner Alpine skiing
38   Jamaica (JAM) Winston Watt Bobsleigh
39   Japan (JPN) Eriko Sanmiya Speed skating
40   Kazakhstan (KAZ) Radik Bikchantayev Speed skating
41   Kenya (KEN) Philip Boit Cross country
42   Korea (KOR) Seung-Wook Hur Alpine skiing
43   Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) Dimitri Chvykov Ski jumping
44   Latvia (LAT) Harijs Vītoliņš Ice hockey
45   Lebanon (LIB) Chirine Njeim Alpine skiing
46   Liechtenstein (LIE) Marco Buchel Alpine skiing
47   Lithuania (LTU) Ricardas Panavas Cross country
48   Mexico (MEX) Roberto Thames Bobsleigh
49   Republic of Moldova (MDA) Jon Bucsa Cross country
50   Monaco (MON) Jean-François Calmes Bobsleigh
51   Mongolia (MGL) Jargal Erdenetulkhuur Cross country
52   Nepal (NEP) Jay Khadka Cross country
53   Netherlands (NED) Nicolien Saurbreij Snowboard
54   New Zealand (NZL) Angela Paul Luge
55   Norway (NOR) Liv Grete Skjelbreid Poiree Biathlon
56   Poland (POL) Mariusz Siudek Figure skating
57   Puerto Rico (PUR) Manuel Repollet Bobsleigh
58   Romania (ROM) Éva Tófalvi Biathlon
59   Russian Federation (RUS) Alexei Prokourorov Cross country
60   San Marino (SMR) Gian Matteo Giordani Alpine skiing
61   Slovakia (SVK) Robert Petrovicky Ice hockey
62   Slovenia (SLO) Dejan Kosir Snowboard
63   South Africa (RSA) Alex Heath Alpine skiing
64   Spain (ESP) Iker Fernandez Snowboard
65   Sweden (SWE) Magdalena Forsberg Biathlon
66   Switzerland (SUI) Gian Simmen Alpine skiing
67   Chinese Taipei (TPE) Lin Chui-Bin Luge
68   Tajikistan (TJK) Gafar Mirzoyev Official
69   Thailand (THA) Prawat Nagvajara Cross country
70   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Gregory Sun Bobsleigh
71   Turkey (TUR) Atakan Alaftargil Alpine skiing
72   Ukraine (UKR) Olena Petrova Biathlon
73   Uzbekistan (UZB) Kamil Vrumbaev Alpine skiing
74   Venezuela (VEN) Iginia Boccalandro Luge
75   Virgin Islands (ISV) Dinah Browne Luge
76   Yugoslavia (YUG) Jelena Lolovic Alpine skiing
77   United States of America (USA) Amy Peterson Short track

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City" (PDF). Olympic.org. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  2. ^ "Salt Lake 2002 Legacy". Archived from the original on 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  3. ^ "salt-lake-city-2002-winter-olympics".
  4. ^ "Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 July 2019.