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2008 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations

During the Parade of Nations portion of the 2008 Summer 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.

Parade orderEdit

Per tradition, the national team of Greece, which hosted the previous Summer Olympics, in Athens, entered first as the progenitor of the Olympic Games, and the host country, in this case the China, marched last. All other nations marched in name order in the language of the host nation, which in this case is the Chinese language. The collation method used is based on the names as written in Simplified Chinese characters[1] and is similar to that used in Chinese dictionaries. The names were sorted by the number of strokes in the first character of the name, then by the stroke order of the character (in the order 橫竖撇捺折, c.f. Wubi method), then the number of strokes and stroke order of the second character, then next character and so on.[citation needed] For example, this placed Australia (澳大利亚) in 202nd position, just ahead of Zambia (赞比亚) because the initial character for “Australia” () is written in 15 strokes, while that for “Zambia” () is written in 16 strokes.

An exception to the ordering was Macedonia, which entered under its provisional designation as used by the IOC, "former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" (前南斯拉夫马其顿共和国), but was sorted under 马其顿 (Mǎqídùn = "Macedonia.")

After marching in as a joint team in the previous two editions of the games, North Korea (Choson - 朝鲜; pinyin: Cháoxiǎn) and South Korea (Hanguk - 韩国; pinyin: Hánguó) marched in separate teams after negotiations failed for political reasons.[2] The North Korean delegation were initially slated to march immediately after the South Korean delegation, but successfully requested a change of team designation which meant they were no longer ordered consecutively.[2]

The Marshall Islands, Montenegro and Tuvalu competed for the first time in these Olympic Games,[3] and also Serbia competed under this name for the first time after the 1912 Summer Olympics. Montenegro and Serbia were previously part of Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro. Brunei was excluded from the Games by the IOC shortly before the Opening Ceremony as no athletes had been registered.[4] Brunei athletes would have marched 36th between Uzbekistan and Barbados.

Announcers in the stadium read off the names of the marching nations in French, English, (the official languages of the Olympics) and Mandarin Chinese with music accompanying the athletes as they marched into the stadium.

ListEdit

The following is a list of each country's flag bearer. The list is sorted by the order in which each nation appears in the parade of nations. This table is sortable by country name in English, country name in simplified Chinese, country name in pinyin, flag bearer name, and flag bearer sport. The names are given in their official designations by the IOC, and the Chinese names follow their official designations by the BOCOG.

Order Nation Chinese name Pinyin Flag bearer Sport
1   Greece (GRE) 希腊 Xīlà Ilias Iliadis[5] Judo
2   Guinea (GUI) 几内亚 Jīnèiyà Fatmata Fofanah[3] Athletics
3   Guinea-Bissau (GBS) 几内亚比绍 Jīnèiyà Bǐshào Augusto Midana[3] Wrestling
4   Turkey (TUR) 土耳其 Tǔěrqí Mehmet Özal[3] Wrestling
5   Turkmenistan (TKM) 土库曼斯坦 Tǔkùmànsītǎn Guwanç Nurmuhammedow[6] Judo
6   Yemen (YEM) 也门 Yěmén Mohammed Al-Yafaee[3] Athletics
7   Maldives (MDV) 马尔代夫 Mǎěrdàifū Aminath Rouya Hussain[3] Swimming
8   Malta (MLT) 马耳他 Mǎěrtā Marcon Bezzina[7] Judo
9   Madagascar (MAD) 马达加斯加 Mǎdájiāsījiā Jean de Dieu Soloniaina[3] Boxing
10   Malaysia (MAS) 马来西亚 Mǎláixīyà Azizulhasni Awang[8] Cycling
11   Mali (MLI) 马里 Mǎlǐ Daba Modibo Keita[9] Taekwondo
12   Malawi (MAW) 马拉维 Mǎlāwéi Charlton Nyirenda[3] Swimming
13   Macedonia (MKD) 前南斯拉夫马其顿共和国 Qián Nánsīlāfū Mǎqídùn Gònghéguó Atanas Nikolovski[10] Canoeing
14   Marshall Islands (MHL) 马绍尔群岛 Mǎshàoěr Qúndǎo Waylon Muller[11] Official
15   Cayman Islands (CAY) 开曼群岛 Kāimàn Qúndǎo Ronald Forbes[3] Athletics
16   Bhutan (BHU) 不丹 Bùdān Tashi Peljor[3] Archery
17   Ecuador (ECU) 厄瓜多尔 Èguāduōěr Alexandra Escobar[3] Weightlifting
18   Eritrea (ERI) 厄立特里亚 Èlìtélǐyà Simret Sultan Ghebremichael[3] Athletics
19   Jamaica (JAM) 牙买加 Yámǎijiā Veronica Campbell[3] Athletics
20   Belgium (BEL) 比利时 Bǐlìshí Sébastien Godefroid[12] Sailing
21   Vanuatu (VAN) 瓦努阿图 Wǎnǔātú Priscila Tommy[13] Table tennis
22   Israel (ISR) 以色列 Yǐsèliè Michael Kolganov[14] Canoeing
23   Japan (JPN) 日本 Rìběn Ai Fukuhara[15] Table tennis
24   Chinese Taipei (TPE) 中华台北 Zhōnghuá Táiběi Lai Sheng-Jung[16] Softball
25   Central African Republic (CAF) 中非 Zhōngfēi Mireille Derebona[3] Athletics
26   Hong Kong (HKG) 中国香港 Zhōngguó Xiānggǎng Wong Kam-po[17] Cycling
27   The Gambia (GAM) 冈比亚 Gāngbǐyà Badou Jack[3] Boxing
28   Benin (BEN) 贝宁 Bèiníng Fabienne Feraez[3] Athletics
29   Mauritius (MRI) 毛里求斯 Máolǐqiúsī Stephan Buckland[3] Athletics
30   Mauritania (MTN) 毛里塔尼亚 Máolǐtǎníyà Souleyman Chebal Moctar[3] Athletics
31   Denmark (DEN) 丹麦 Dānmài Joachim Olsen[18] Athletics
32   Uganda (UGA) 乌干达 Wūgāndá Ronald Serugo[3] Boxing
33   Ukraine (UKR) 乌克兰 Wūkèlán Yana Klochkova[19] Swimming
34   Uruguay (URU) 乌拉圭 Wūlāguī Alejandro Foglia[20] Sailing
35   Uzbekistan (UZB) 乌兹别克斯坦 Wūzībiékèsītǎn Dilshod Makhmudov[3] Boxing
36   Barbados (BAR) 巴巴多斯 Bābāduōsī Bradley Ally[3] Swimming
37   Papua New Guinea (PNG) 巴布亚新几内亚 Bābùyà Xīn Jǐnèiyà Ryan Pini[3] Swimming
38   Brazil (BRA) 巴西 Bāxī Robert Scheidt[21] Sailing
39   Paraguay (PAR) 巴拉圭 Bālāguī Víctor Fatecha[22] Athletics
40   Bahrain (BRN) 巴林 Bālín Rakia Al Gassra[23] Athletics
41   Bahamas (BAH) 巴哈马 Bāhāmǎ Debbie Ferguson[3] Athletics
42   Panama (PAN) 巴拿马 Bānámǎ Jesika Jiménez[3] Fencing
43   Pakistan (PAK) 巴基斯坦 Bājīsītǎn Zeeshan Ashraf[24] Field hockey
44   Palestine (PLE) 巴勒斯坦 Bālèsītǎn Nader Almassri[3] Athletics
45   Cuba (CUB) 古巴 Gǔbā Mijaín López[25] Wrestling
46   Burkina Faso (BUR) 布基纳法索 Bùjīnà Fǎsuǒ Aïssata Soulama[26] Athletics
47   Burundi (BDI) 布隆迪 Bùlóngdí Francine Niyonizigiye[26] Athletics
48   East Timor (TLS) 东帝汶 Dōngdìwèn Mariana Diaz Ximenez[3] Athletics
49   Qatar (QAT) 卡塔尔 Kǎtǎěr Nasser Al-Attiyah[3] Shooting
50   Rwanda (RWA) 卢旺达 Lúwàngdá Pamela Girimbabazi[3] Swimming
51   Luxembourg (LUX) 卢森堡 Lúsēnbǎo Raphaël Stacchiotti[3] Swimming
52   Chad (CHA) 乍得 Zhàdé Hinikissia Albertine Ndikert[3] Athletics
53   Belarus (BLR) 白俄罗斯 Báiéluósī Alexandr Romankov[3] Fencing
54   India (IND) 印度 Yìndù Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore[27] Shooting
55   Indonesia (INA) 印度尼西亚 Yìndùníxīyà I Gusti Made Oka Sulaksana[28] Sailing
56   Lithuania (LTU) 立陶宛 Lìtáowǎn Šarūnas Jasikevičius[29] Basketball
57   Niger (NIG) 尼日尔 Nírìěr Mohamed Alhousseini Alhassan[3] Swimming
58   Nigeria (NGR) 尼日利亚 Nírìlìyà Bose Kaffo[3] Table tennis
59   Nicaragua (NCA) 尼加拉瓜 Níjiālāguā Alexis Argüello[30] Boxing (non-participant)
60   Nepal (NEP) 尼泊尔 Níbóěr Deepak Bista[31] Taekwondo
61   Ghana (GHA) 加纳 Jiānà Vida Anim[3] Athletics
62   Canada (CAN) 加拿大 Jiānádà Adam van Koeverden[32] Canoeing
63   Gabon (GAB) 加蓬 Jiāpéng Mélanie Engoang[3] Judo
64   San Marino (SMR) 圣马力诺 Shèng Mǎlìnuò Daniela Del Din[3] Shooting
65   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) 圣文森特和格林纳丁斯 Shèng Wénsēntè hé Gélínnàdīngsī Kineke Alexander[3] Athletics
66   Saint Lucia (LCA) 圣卢西亚 Shèng Lúxīyà Levern Spencer[3] Athletics
67   São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) 圣多美与普林西比 Shèng Duōměi hé Pǔlínxībǐ Celma Bonfim da Graça[3] Athletics
68   Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 圣基茨和尼维斯 Shèng Jīcí hé Níwéisī Virgil Hodge[3] Athletics
69   Guyana (GUY) 圭亚那 Guīyànà Niall Roberts[3] Swimming
70   Djibouti (DJI) 吉布提 Jíbùtí Salah Houssein Ahmed[33] Athletics (non-participant)
71   Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 吉尔吉斯斯坦 Jíěrjísīsītǎn Talant Dzhanagulov[3] Judo
72   Laos (LAO) 老挝 Lǎowō Souksavanh Tonsacktheva[3] Athletics
73   Armenia (ARM) 亚美尼亚 Yàměiníyà Albert Azaryan[34] Gymnastics
74   Spain (ESP) 西班牙 Xībānyá David Cal Figueroa[35] Canoeing
75   Bermuda (BER) 百慕大 Bǎimùdà Jillian Terceira[3] Equestrian
76   Liechtenstein (LIE) 列支敦士登 Lièzhīdūnshìdēng Marcel Tschopp[36] Athletics (marathon)
77   Republic of the Congo (CGO) 刚果(布) Gāngguǒ (Bù) Pamela Mouele-Mboussi[3] Athletics
78   Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD) 刚果(金) Gāngguǒ (Jīn) Franka Magali[3] Athletics
79   Iraq (IRQ) 伊拉克 Yīlākè Hamza Hussein[3] Rowing
80   Iran (IRI) 伊朗 Yīlǎng Homa Hosseini[37] Rowing
81   Guatemala (GUA) 危地马拉 Wēidìmǎlā Kevin Cordón[38] Badminton
82   Hungary (HUN) 匈牙利 Xiōngyálì Zoltán Kammerer[39] Canoeing
83   Dominican Republic (DOM) 多米尼加共和国 Duōmǐníjiā Gònghéguó Félix Sánchez[40] Athletics
84   Dominica (DMA) 多米尼克 Duōmǐníkè Jerome Romain[3] Athletics
85   Togo (TOG) 多哥 Duōgē Benjamin Boukpeti[3] Canoeing
86   Iceland (ISL) 冰岛 Bīngdǎo Örn Arnarson[41] Swimming
87   Guam (GUM) 关岛 Guāndǎo Ricardo Blas Jr.[3] Judo
88   Angola (ANG) 安哥拉 Āngēlā João N'tyamba[3] Athletics
89   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 安提瓜和巴布达 Āntíguā hé Bābùdá James Grayman[3] Athletics
90   Andorra (AND) 安道尔 Āndàoěr Montserrat García Riberaygua[3] Canoeing
91   Tonga (TGA) 汤加 Tāngjiā Ana Po'uhila[3] Athletics
92   Jordan (JOR) 约旦 Yuēdàn Zeina Shaban[42] Table tennis
93   Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) 赤道几内亚 Chìdào Jīnèiyà Emilia Mikue Ondo[3] Athletics
94   Finland (FIN) 芬兰 Fēnlán Juha Hirvi[43] Shooting
95   Croatia (CRO) 克罗地亚 Kèluódìyà Ivano Balić[44] Handball
96   Sudan (SUD) 苏丹 Sūdān Abubaker Kaki[3] Athletics
97   Suriname (SUR) 苏里南 Sūlǐnán Anthony Nesty[3] Swimming
98   Libya (LBA) 利比亚 Lìbǐyǎ Mohamed Ben Saleh[45] Judo
99   Liberia (LBR) 利比里亚 Lìbǐlǐyà Jangy Addy[3] Athletics
100   Belize (BIZ) 伯利兹 Bólìzī Jonathan Williams[3] Athletics
101   Cape Verde (CPV) 佛得角 Fódéjiǎo Wânia Monteiro[3] Gymnastics
102   Cook Islands (COK) 库克群岛 Kùkè Qúndǎo Sam Pera Junior[46] Weightlifting
103   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 沙特 Shātè Mohammed Al-Khuwalidi[3] Athletics
104   Algeria (ALG) 阿尔及利亚 Āěrjílìyà Salim Iles[3] Swimming
105   Albania (ALB) 阿尔巴尼亚 Āěrbāníyà Sahit Prizreni[47] Wrestling
106   United Arab Emirates (UAE) 阿联酋 Āliánqiú Maitha bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum[48] Taekwondo
107   Argentina (ARG) 阿根廷 Āgēntíng Emanuel Ginóbili[49] Basketball
108   Oman (OMA) 阿曼 Āmàn Dadallah Al-Bulushi[3] Shooting
109   Aruba (ARU) 阿鲁巴 Ālǔbā Fiderd Vis[3] Judo
110   Afghanistan (AFG) 阿富汗 Āfùhàn Nesar Ahmad Bahave[3] Taekwondo
111   Azerbaijan (AZE) 阿塞拜疆 Āsāibàijiāng Farid Mansurov[50] Wrestling
112   Namibia (NAM) 纳米比亚 Nàmǐbǐyà Mannie Heymans[51] Cycling
113   Tanzania (TAN) 坦桑尼亚 Tǎnsāngníyà Fabiano Joseph Naasi[3] Athletics
114   Latvia (LAT) 拉脱维亚 Lātuōwéiyà Vadims Vasiļevskis[52] Athletics
115   Great Britain (GBR) 英国 Yīngguó Mark Foster[53] Swimming
116   British Virgin Islands (IVB) 英属维尔京群岛 Yīngshǔ Wéiěrjīng Qúndǎo Tahesia Harrigan[3] Athletics
117   Kenya (KEN) 肯尼亚 Kěnníyà Grace Momanyi[54] Athletics
118   Romania (ROU) 罗马尼亚 Luōmǎníyà Valeria Bese[55] Handball
119   Palau (PLW) 帕劳 Pàláo Elgin Loren Elwais[3] Wrestling
120   Tuvalu (TUV) 图瓦卢 Túwǎlú Logona Esau[3] Weightlifting
121   Venezuela (VEN) 委内瑞拉 Wěinèiruìlā María Soto[3] Softball
122   Solomon Islands (SOL) 所罗门群岛 Suǒluōmén Qúndǎo Wendy Hale[56] Weightlifting
123   France (FRA) 法国 Fǎguó Tony Estanguet[57] Canoeing
124   Poland (POL) 波兰 Bōlán Marek Twardowski[58] Canoeing
125   Puerto Rico (PUR) 波多黎各 Bōduō Lígè McWilliams Arroyo[59] Boxing
126   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 波黑 Bōhēi Amel Mekić[60] Judo
127   Bangladesh (BAN) 孟加拉国 Mèngjiālāguó Rubel Rana[61] Swimming
128   Bolivia (BOL) 玻利维亚 Bōlìwéiyà César Menacho[3] Shooting
129   Norway (NOR) 挪威 Nuówēi Ruth Kasirye[62] Weightlifting
130   South Africa (RSA) 南非 Nánfēi Natalie du Toit[3] Swimming
131   Cambodia (CAM) 柬埔寨 Jiǎnpǔzhài Hem Bunting[3] Athletics
132   Kazakhstan (KAZ) 哈萨克斯坦 Hāsàkèsītǎn Bakhyt Akhmetov[3] Weightlifting
133   Kuwait (KUW) 科威特 Kēwēitè Abdullah Alrashidi[3] Shooting
134   Ivory Coast (CIV) 科特迪瓦 Kētè Díwǎ Affoue Amandine Allou[3] Athletics
135   Comoros (COM) 科摩罗 Kēmóluó Ahamada Feta[3] Athletics
136   Bulgaria (BUL) 保加利亚 Bǎojiālìyà Petar Stoychev[63] Swimming
137   Russia (RUS) 俄罗斯 Éluōsī / Éluósī Andrei Kirilenko[64] Basketball
138   Syria (SYR) 叙利亚 Xùlìyà Ahed Joughili[3] Weightlifting
139   United States (USA) 美国 Měiguó Lopez Lomong[65] Athletics
140   Virgin Islands (ISV) 美属维尔京群岛 Měishǔ Wéiěrjīng Qúndǎo Josh Laban[3] Swimming
141   American Samoa (ASA) 美属萨摩亚 Měishǔ Sàmóyà Silulu A'etonu[3] Judo
142   Honduras (HON) 洪都拉斯 Hóngdūlāsī Miguel Ferrera[3] Taekwondo
143   Zimbabwe (ZIM) 津巴布韦 Jīnbābùwéi Brian Dzingai[3] Athletics
144   Tunisia (TUN) 突尼斯 Tūnísī Anis Chedly[3] Judo
145   Thailand (THA) 泰国 Tàiguó Worapoj Petchkoom[26] Boxing
146   Egypt (EGY) 埃及 Aījí Karam Gaber[3] Wrestling
147   Ethiopia (ETH) 埃塞俄比亚 Aīsāiébǐyà Miruts Yefter[3] Coach
148   Lesotho (LES) 莱索托 Láisuǒtuō Tsotang Maine[3] Athletics
149   Mozambique (MOZ) 莫桑比克 Mòsāngbǐkè Kurt Couto[3] Athletics
150   Netherlands (NED) 荷兰 Hélán Jeroen Delmee[3] Field hockey
151   Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 荷属安的列斯 Héshǔ Āndelièsī Churandy Martina[3] Athletics
152   Grenada (GRN) 格林纳达 Gélínnàdá Alleyne Francique[3] Athletics
153   Georgia (GEO) 格鲁吉亚 Gélǔjíyà Ramaz Nozadze[3] Wrestling
154   Somalia (SOM) 索马里 Suǒmǎlǐ Duran Farah[3] Rowing (non-participant)
155   Colombia (COL) 哥伦比亚 Gēlúnbǐyà María Luisa Calle[66] Cycling
156   Costa Rica (CRC) 哥斯达黎加 Gēsīdá Líjiā Allan Segura[3] Athletics
157   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 特立尼达和多巴哥 Tèlìnídá hé Duōbāgē George Bovell III[3] Swimming
158   Peru (PER) 秘鲁 Bìlǔ Sixto Barrera[67] Wrestling
159   Ireland (IRL) 爱尔兰 Aìěrlán Ciara Peelo[68] Sailing
160   Estonia (EST) 爱沙尼亚 Aìshāníyà Martin Padar[69] Judo
161   Haiti (HAI) 海地 Hǎidì Joel Brutus[3] Judo
162   Czech Republic (CZE) 捷克 Jiékè Štěpánka Hilgertová[70] Canoeing
163   Kiribati (KIR) 基里巴斯 Jīlǐbāsī David Katoatau[3] Weightlifting
164   Philippines (PHI) 菲律宾 Fēilǜbīn Manny Pacquiao[n 1][72] Boxing (non-participant)
165   El Salvador (ESA) 萨尔瓦多 Sàěrwǎduō Eva Dimas[3] Weightlifting
166   Samoa (SAM) 萨摩亚 Sàmóyà Ele Opeloge[3] Weightlifting
167   Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) 密克罗尼西亚联邦 Mìkèluóníxīyà Liánbāng Manuel Minginfel[3] Weightlifting
168   Tajikistan (TJK) 塔吉克斯坦 Tǎjíkèsītǎn Dilshod Nazarov[3] Athletics
169   Vietnam (VIE) 越南 Yuènán Nguyen Dinh Cuong[3] Athletics
170   Botswana (BOT) 博茨瓦纳 Bócíwǎnà Samantha Paxinos[3] Swimming
171   Sri Lanka (SRI) 斯里兰卡 Sīlǐ Lánkǎ Susanthika Jayasinghe[73] Athletics
172   Swaziland (SWZ) 斯威士兰 Sīwēishìlán Temalangeni Dlamini[3] Athletics
173   Slovenia (SLO) 斯洛文尼亚 Sīluòwénníyà Urška Žolnir[74] Judo
174   Slovakia (SVK) 斯洛伐克 Sīluòfákè Elena Kaliská[75] Canoeing
175   Portugal (POR) 葡萄牙 Pútáoyá Nelson Évora[76] Athletics
176   South Korea (KOR) 韩国 Hánguó Jang Sung-Ho[77] Judo
177   Fiji (FIJ) 斐济 Fěijì Makelesi Bulikiobo[78] Athletics
178   Cameroon (CMR) 喀麦隆 Kāmàilóng Frank Moussima[79] Judo
179   Montenegro (MNE) 黑山 Hēishān Veljko Uskoković[80] Water polo
180   North Korea (PRK) 朝鲜 Cháoxiǎn Pang Mun-Il[3] Athletics (official)
181   Chile (CHI) 智利 Zhìlì Fernando González[81] Tennis
182   Austria (AUT) 奥地利 Aòdìlì Hans-Peter Steinacher[82] Sailing
183   Myanmar (MYA) 缅甸 Miǎndiàn Phone Myint Tayzar[3] Canoeing
184   Switzerland (SUI) 瑞士 Ruìshì Roger Federer[83] Tennis
185   Sweden (SWE) 瑞典 Ruìdiǎn Christian Olsson[84] Athletics
186   Nauru (NRU) 瑙鲁 Nǎolǔ Itte Detenamo[3] Weightlifting
187   Mongolia (MGL) 蒙古 Měnggǔ Makhgalyn Bayarjavkhlan[85] Judo
188   Singapore (SIN) 新加坡 Xīnjiāpō Li Jiawei[86] Table tennis
189   New Zealand (NZL) 新西兰 Xīn Xīlán Mahé Drysdale[3] Rowing
190   Italy (ITA) 意大利 Yìdàlì Antonio Rossi[87] Canoeing
191   Senegal (SEN) 塞内加尔 Sàinèijiāěr Bineta Diedhiou[3] Taekwondo
192   Serbia (SRB) 塞尔维亚 Sàiěrwéiyà Jasna Šekarić[88] Shooting
193   Seychelles (SEY) 塞舌尔 Sàishéěr Georgie Cupidon[3] Badminton
194   Sierra Leone (SLE) 塞拉利昂 Sàilā Lìáng Solomon Bayoh[3] Athletics
195   Cyprus (CYP) 塞浦路斯 Sàipǔlùsī George Achilleos[3] Shooting
196   Mexico (MEX) 墨西哥 Mòxīgē Paola Espinosa[89] Diving
197   Lebanon (LIB) 黎巴嫩 Líbānèn Ziad Richa[3] Shooting
198   Germany (GER) 德国 Déguó Dirk Nowitzki[90] Basketball
199   Moldova (MDA) 摩尔多瓦 Móěrduōwǎ Nicolae Ceban[3] Wrestling
200   Monaco (MON) 摩纳哥 Mónàgē Mathias Raymond[3] Rowing
201   Morocco (MAR) 摩洛哥 Móluògē Abdelkader Kada[3] Athletics (coach)
202   Australia (AUS) 澳大利亚 Àodàlìyǎ James Tomkins[3] Rowing
203   Zambia (ZAM) 赞比亚 Zànbǐyà Hastings Bwalya[3] Boxing
204   China (CHN) 中国 Zhōngguó Yao Ming[91] Basketball
Notes
  1. ^ Miguel Molina was originally chosen, but Philippine President Arroyo chose Pacquiao to become the flagbearer following his victory over David Díaz.[71]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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