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2012 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations

During the Parade of Nations within the London 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, athletes and officials from each participating country paraded in the Olympic Stadium preceded by their flag. Each flag bearer had been chosen either by the nation's National Olympic Committee or by the athletes themselves. The teams walked to the sound of iconic British modern music.

Parade order

Greece was afforded first place, as the nation of the ancient and first modern Olympic Games. The host nation Great Britain (as the United Kingdom is known at the Games) marched last. Other countries entered in alphabetical order in the language of the host country (English), according with tradition and IOC guidelines.[1]

Whilst most countries entered under their short names, a few entered under more formal or alternative names, sometimes due to political or naming disputes. Macedonia entered as "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia'" because of the naming dispute with Greece. The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) entered with the compromised name and flag of "Chinese Taipei" under T so that they did not enter together with conflicting People's Republic of China (commonly known as China), which entered as the "People's Republic of China" under C. The Republic of the Congo entered as just "Congo" while the Democratic Republic of the Congo entered with its full name. Similarly South Korea entered as "Republic of Korea" under K while North Korea entered as "Democratic People's Republic of Korea". The British Virgin Islands entered under B while the United States Virgin Islands entered as simply the "Virgin Islands", under V. Iran, Micronesia, Moldova, Laos, Brunei and the United States all entered under their formal names, respectively "Islamic Republic of Iran", "Federated States of Micronesia", "Republic of Moldova", "Lao People's Democratic Republic", "Brunei Darussalam" and "United States of America". For the first time in many years, Libyan athletes marched as "Libya", and not "Libyan Arab Jamahiriya" as Libya was known during the reign of Muammar Gaddafi.

Parade

The Nations entering the Olympic Stadium
Great Britain entering the Olympic Stadium as the host country

Each team was led by a flagbearer (listed below), accompanied by a child volunteer carrying a copper petal (camera-left) and a young lady carrying a sign with the country's English name (camera-right). The copper petal was engraved with the name of the nation and would later be used to build the cauldron for the Olympic flame.[2] The volunteer carrying the sign wore a dress made entirely from fabric printed with photos of Olympic volunteers, including those who had not been chosen.[3] Each nation's flag was planted as it arrived at the model of Glastonbury Tor.

Netherlands Antilles was not eligible to participate separately in the parade, as its National Olympic Committee was no longer recognized by the IOC due to the 2010 dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles. However, Dutch Antilleans paraded independently under the Olympic flag,[4] together with a South Sudanese runner whose newly independent country did not yet have an Olympic committee.[5]

Notable were the first ever female Olympic athletes from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Brunei.[6]

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Countries and flagbearers

Below is a list of parading countries and their announced flag bearer, in the same order as the parade. This is sortable by country name, flag bearer's name, or flag bearer's sport. Names are given in the form officially designated by the IOC.
Order Country Flag bearer Sport
1  Greece (GRE) Alexandros Nikolaidis[11] Taekwondo
2  Afghanistan (AFG) Nesar Ahmad Bahave[12] Taekwondo
3  Albania (ALB) Romela Begaj[13] Weightlifting
4  Algeria (ALG) Abdelhafid Benchabla[14] Boxing
5  American Samoa (ASA) Ching Maou Wei[15] Swimming
6  Andorra (AND) Joan Tomàs Roca[16] Shooting
7  Angola (ANG) Antonia Moreira[17] Judo
8  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Daniel Bailey[18] Athletics
9  Argentina (ARG) Luciana Aymar[19] Field hockey
10  Armenia (ARM) Arman Yeremyan[12] Taekwondo
11  Aruba (ARU) Jemal Le Grand[20] Swimming
12  Australia (AUS) Lauren Jackson[21] Basketball
13  Austria (AUT) Markus Rogan[22] Swimming
14  Azerbaijan (AZE) Elnur Mammadli[23] Judo
15  Bahamas (BAH) Chris Brown[24] Athletics
16  Bahrain (BRN) Azza Al Qasmi[25] Shooting
17  Bangladesh (BAN) Mahfizur Rahman Sagor[26] Swimming
18  Barbados (BAR) Ryan Brathwaite[27] Athletics
19  Belarus (BLR) Max Mirnyi[28] Tennis
20  Belgium (BEL) Tia Hellebaut[29] Athletics
21  Belize (BIZ) Kenneth Medwood[12] Athletics
22  Benin (BEN) Jacob Gnahoui[30] Judo
23  Bermuda (BER) Zander Kirkland[31] Sailing
24  Bhutan (BHU) Sherab Zam[12] Archery
25  Bolivia (BOL) Karen Torrez[32] Swimming
26  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) Amel Mekić[33] Judo
27  Botswana (BOT) Amantle Montsho[34] Athletics
28  Brazil (BRA) Rodrigo Pessoa[35] Equestrian
29  British Virgin Islands (IVB) Tahesia Harrigan[36] Athletics
30  Brunei Darussalam (BRU) Maziah Mahusin[37] Athletics
31  Bulgaria (BUL) Yordan Yovchev[38] Gymnastics
32  Burkina Faso (BUR) Severine Nebie[12] Judo
33  Burundi (BDI) Diane Nukuri[39] Athletics
34  Cambodia (CAM) Sorn Davin[40] Taekwondo
35  Cameroon (CMR) Annabelle Ali[41] Wrestling
36  Canada (CAN) Simon Whitfield[42] Triathlon
37  Cape Verde (CPV) Adysângela Moniz[12] Judo
38  Cayman Islands (CAY) Brett Fraser[43] Swimming
39  Central African Republic (CAF) David Boui[12] Taekwondo
40  Chad (CHA) Carine Ngarlemdana[44] Judo
41  Chile (CHI) Denisse van Lamoen[45] Archery
42  People's Republic of China (CHN) Yi Jianlian[46] Basketball
43  Colombia (COL) Mariana Pajón[47] Cycling
44  Comoros (COM) Ahamada Feta[12] Athletics
45  Congo (CGO) Lorene Bazolo[12] Athletics
46  Cook Islands (COK) Helema Williams[48] Sailing
47  Costa Rica (CRC) Gabriela Traña[49] Athletics
48  Côte d'Ivoire (CIV) Ben Youssef Meite [12] Athletics
49  Croatia (CRO) Venio Losert[50] Handball
50  Cuba (CUB) Mijaín López[51] Wrestling
51  Cyprus (CYP) Marcos Baghdatis[52] Tennis
52  Czech Republic (CZE) Petr Koukal[53] Badminton
53  Democratic People's Republic of Korea (PRK) Pak Song-Chol[12] Athletics
54  Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD) Ilunga Mande Zatara[54] Athletics
55  Denmark (DEN) Kim Wraae Knudsen[55] Canoeing
56  Djibouti (DJI) Zourah Ali[12] Athletics
57  Dominica (DMA) Erison Hurtault[56] Athletics
58  Dominican Republic (DOM) Gabriel Mercedes[57] Taekwondo
59  Ecuador (ECU) César de Cesare[58] Canoeing
60  Egypt (EGY) Hesham Mesbah[59] Judo
61  El Salvador (ESA) Evelyn García[60] Cycling
62  Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) Bibiana Olama[12] Athletics
63  Eritrea (ERI) Weynay Ghebresilasie[12] Athletics
64  Estonia (EST) Aleksander Tammert[61] Athletics
65  Ethiopia (ETH) Yanet Seyoum[12] Swimming
66  Fiji (FIJ) Josateki Naulu[62] Judo
67  Finland (FIN) Hanna-Maria Seppälä[63] Swimming
68  Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MKD) Marko Blaževski[64] Swimming
69  France (FRA) Laura Flessel-Colovic[65] Fencing
70  Gabon (GAB) Ruddy Zang Milama[66] Athletics
71  The Gambia (GAM) Suwaibou Sanneh[12] Athletics
72  (GEO) Nino Salukvadze[67] Shooting
73  Germany (GER) Natascha Keller[68] Field hockey
74  Ghana (GHA) Maxwell Amponsah[69] Boxing
75  Grenada (GRN) Kirani James[12] Athletics
76  Guam (GUM) Maria Dunn[12] Wrestling
77  Guatemala (GUA) Juan Ignacio Maegli[70] Sailing
78  Guinea (GUI) Facinet Keita[12] Judo
79  Guinea-Bissau (GBS) Augusto Midana[12] Wrestling
80  Guyana (GUY) [71] Athletics
81  Haiti (HAI) Linouse Desravine[72] Judo
82  Honduras (HON) Ronald Bennett[73] Athletics
83  Hong Kong, China (HKG) Lee Wai Sze[74] Cycling
84  Hungary (HUN) Péter Biros[75] Water polo
85  Iceland (ISL) Ásdís Hjálmsdóttir[76] Athletics
86  Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)[n 1] Brooklyn Kerlin[12] LOCOG/Games Maker
87  India (IND)[n 2] Sushil Kumar[78] Wrestling
88  Indonesia (INA) I Gede Siman Sudartawa[79] Swimming
89  Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) Ali Mazaheri[80] Boxing
90  Iraq (IRQ) Dana Hussain[81] Athletics
91  Ireland (IRL) Katie Taylor[82] Boxing
92  Israel (ISR) Shahar Tzuberi[83] Sailing
93  Italy (ITA) Valentina Vezzali[84] Fencing
94  Jamaica (JAM) Usain Bolt[85] Athletics
95  Japan (JPN) Saori Yoshida[86] Wrestling
96  Jordan (JOR) Nadin Dawani[12] Taekwondo
97  Kazakhstan (KAZ) Nurmakhan Tinaliyev[87] Wrestling
98  Kenya (KEN) Jason Dunford[88] Swimming
99  Kiribati (KIR) David Katoatau[12] Weightlifting
100  Republic of Korea (KOR) Yoon Kyung-Shin[89] Handball
101  Kuwait (KUW) Fehaid Al-Deehani[12] Shooting
102  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) Chingiz Mamedov[12] Judo
103  Lao People's Democratic Republic (LAO) Kilakone Siphonexay[12] Athletics
104  Latvia (LAT) Mārtiņš Pļaviņš[90] Beach volleyball
105  Lebanon (LIB) Andrea Paoli[12] Taekwondo
106  Lesotho (LES) Mamorallo Tjoka[12] Athletics
107  Liberia (LBR) Phobay Kutu-Akoi[91] Athletics
108  Libya (LBA) Sofyan El Gidi[20] Swimming
109  Liechtenstein (LIE) Stephanie Vogt[92] Tennis
110  Lithuania (LTU) Virgilijus Alekna[93] Athletics
111  Luxembourg (LUX) Marie Muller[94] Judo
112  Madagascar (MAD) Fetra Ratsimiziva[95] Judo
113  Malawi (MAW) Mike Tebulo[12] Athletics
114  Malaysia (MAS) Pandelela Rinong[96] Diving
115  Maldives (MDV) Mohamed Ajfan Rasheed[12] Badminton
116  Mali (MLI) Rahamatou Drame[97] Athletics
117  Malta (MLT) William Chetcuti[98] Shooting
118  Marshall Islands (MHL) Haley Nemra[12] Athletics
119  Mauritania (MTN) Jidou El Moctar[12] Athletics
120  Mauritius (MRI) Natacha Rigobert[99] Beach volleyball
121  Mexico (MEX) María Espinoza[100] Taekwondo
122  Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Manuel Minginfel[12] Weightlifting
123  Republic of Moldova (MDA) Dan Olaru[101] Archery
124  Monaco (MON) Angelique Trinquier[102] Swimming
125  Mongolia (MGL) Ser-Od Bat-Ochir[103] Athletics
126  Montenegro (MNE) Srđan Mrvaljević[104] Judo
127  Morocco (MAR) Wiam Dislam[105] Taekwondo
128  Mozambique (MOZ) Kurt Couto[106] Athletics
129  Myanmar (MYA) Zaw Win Thet[12] Athletics
130  Namibia (NAM) Gaby Ahrens[107] Shooting
131  Nauru (NRU) Itte Detenamo[12] Weightlifting
132  Nepal (NEP) Prasiddha Jung Shah[108] Swimming
133  Netherlands (NED) Dorian van Rijsselberghe[109] Sailing
134  New Zealand (NZL) Nick Willis[110] Athletics
135  Nicaragua (NCA) Osmar Bravo[12] Boxing
136  Niger (NIG) Moustapha Hima[12] Boxing
137  Nigeria (NGR) Sinivie Boltic[111] Wrestling
138  Norway (NOR) Mira Verås Larsen[112] Canoeing
139  Oman (OMA) Ahmed Al-Hatmi[113] Shooting
140  Pakistan (PAK) Sohail Abbas[114] Field hockey
141  Palau (PLW) Rodman Teltull[115] Athletics
142  Palestine (PLE) Maher Abu Remeleh[12] Judo
143  Panama (PAN) Irving Saladino[116] Athletics
144  Papua New Guinea (PNG) Toea Wisil[117] Athletics
145  Paraguay (PAR) Ben Hockin[118] Swimming
146  Peru (PER) Gladys Tejeda[119] Athletics
147  Philippines (PHI) Hidilyn Diaz[120] Weightlifting
148  Poland (POL) Agnieszka Radwańska[121] Tennis
149  Portugal (POR) Telma Monteiro[122] Judo
150  Puerto Rico (PUR) Javier Culson[123] Athletics
151  Qatar (QAT) Bahiya Al-Hamad[124] Shooting
152  Romania (ROU) Horia Tecău[125] Tennis
153  Russian Federation (RUS) Maria Sharapova[126] Tennis
154  Rwanda (RWA) Adrien Niyonshuti[127] Cycling
155  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) Kim Collins[12] Athletics
156  Saint Lucia (LCA) Levern Spencer[12] Athletics
157  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) Kineke Alexander[39] Athletics
158  Samoa (SAM) Ele Opeloge[128] Weightlifting
159  San Marino (SMR) Alessandra Perilli[129] Shooting
160  São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) Lecabela Quaresma[12] Athletics
161  Saudi Arabia (KSA) Sultan Mubarak Al-Dawoodi[12] Athletics
162  Senegal (SEN) Hortense Diédhiou[130] Judo
163  Serbia (SRB) Novak Djokovic[131] Tennis
164  Seychelles (SEY) Dominic Dugasse[132] Judo
165  Sierra Leone (SLE) Ola Sesay[12] Athletics
166  Singapore (SIN) Feng Tianwei[133] Table tennis
167  Slovakia (SVK) Jozef Gönci[134] Shooting
168  Slovenia (SLO) Peter Kauzer[135] Canoeing
169  Solomon Islands (SOL) Jenly Tegu Wini[136] Weightlifting
170  Somalia (SOM) Zamzam Mohamed Farah[12] Athletics
171  South Africa (RSA) Caster Semenya[137] Athletics
172  Spain (ESP) Pau Gasol[n 3][139] Basketball
173  Sri Lanka (SRI) Niluka Karunaratne[140] Badminton
174  Sudan (SUD) Ismail Ahmed Ismail[12] Athletics
175  Suriname (SUR) Chinyere Pigot[141] Swimming
176  Swaziland (SWZ) Luke Hall[12] Swimming
177  Sweden (SWE) Rolf-Göran Bengtsson[142] Equestrian
178
 Switzerland (SUI)
Stanislas Wawrinka[n 4][144] Tennis
179  Syrian Arab Republic (SYR) Majed Aldin Ghazal[145] Athletics
180  Chinese Taipei (TPE) Chen Shih-chieh[12] Weightlifting
181  Tajikistan (TJK) Mavzuna Chorieva[146] Boxing
182  United Republic of Tanzania (TAN) Zakia Mrisho Mohamed[12] Athletics
183  Thailand (THA) Nuttapong Ketin[12] Swimming
184  Timor-Leste (TLS) Augusto Ramos Soares[12] Athletics
185  Togo (TOG) Benjamin Boukpeti[147] Canoeing
186  Tonga (TGA) Amini Fonua[148] Swimming
187  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Marc Burns[149] Athletics
188  Tunisia (TUN) Heykel Megannem[150] Handball
189  Turkey (TUR) Neslihan Demir Darnel[151] Volleyball
190  Turkmenistan (TKM) Serdar Hudayberdiyev[39] Boxing
191  Tuvalu (TUV) Asenate Manoa[152] Athletics
192  Uganda (UGA) Ganzi Mugula[153] Swimming
193  Ukraine (UKR) Roman Gontiuk[154] Judo
194  United Arab Emirates (UAE) Saeed Al Maktoum[155] Shooting
195  United States of America (USA) Mariel Zagunis[156] Fencing
196  Uruguay (URU) Rodolfo Collazo[157] Rowing
197  Uzbekistan (UZB) Elshod Rasulov[158] Boxing
198  Vanuatu (VAN) Anolyn Lulu[159] Table tennis
199  Venezuela (VEN) Fabiola Ramos[160] Table tennis
200  Vietnam (VIE) Nguyễn Tiến Nhật[161] Fencing
201  Virgin Islands (ISV) Tabarie Henry[162] Athletics
202  Yemen (YEM) Tameem Al-Kubati[12] Taekwondo
203  Zambia (ZAM) Prince Mumba[163] Athletics
204  Zimbabwe (ZIM) Kirsty Coventry[164] Swimming
205  Great Britain (GBR) Chris Hoy[165] Cycling
Notes
  1. ^ Athletes from the now-defunct Netherlands Antilles competed under the Olympic flag, as did an athlete from South Sudan, which has not yet formed an Olympic committee.
  2. ^ The team was accompanied by an unknown woman dressed in red.[77]
  3. ^ Rafael Nadal was originally chosen, but had to withdraw reportedly due to injury.[138]
  4. ^ Roger Federer was originally chosen, but passed the opportunity to his partner in the doubles.[143]

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  2. ^ 205 teams were in the parade but only 204 petals were used in the cauldron: that of the Independent Olympic Athletes was not used in the cauldron.
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  52. ^ Staff (16 July 2012). "Cyprus London Olympic Team Presented". Parikiaki. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  53. ^ Staff (3 July 2011). " [Badminton Player Koukal Beats Cancer and Becomes the Flag Bearer for Olympic Team]Badmintonista Koukal porazil rakovinu a bude vlajkonošem olympijské výpravy".  
  54. ^ Staff (17 July 2012). "DR Congo: Olympic Committee Shrinks London 2012 Delegation to 28". starafrica.com. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  55. ^ Staff (28 June 2012). "Denmark Launches Olympics 2012 Campaign with New Medals Target, Flag Bearer".  
  56. ^ Staff (27 July 2012). "In London Games, 11 Lions vying for Olympic gold".  
  57. ^ Staff (12 July 2012). " [Olympic Silver Medalist Gabriel Mercedes Will Be the Flag Bearer for Dominican Republic]Medallista de plata olímpico Gabriel Mercedes será el abanderado dominicano".  
  58. ^ Staff (20 June 2012). " [Nationalized Cesar De Cesare Is the Flag Bearer of Ecuador at the Olympic Games]Nacionalizado César De Cesare será el abanderado de Ecuador en los JJ.OO".  
  59. ^ Maher, Hatem (14 July 2012). "Judoka Mesbah Confirmed as Egypt's Flag-Bearer in Olympic Games – Hesham Mesbah, Bronze Medallist Four Years Ago in Beijing, Will Lift Egypt's Flag in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Games Later This Month".  
  60. ^ Staff (12 July 2012). " [Evelyn Garcia, National Flag Bearer for 2012 Olympics]Evelyn García, abanderada nacional para Olímpicos 2012".  
  61. ^ Staff (5 July 2012). " [Aleksander Tammert Will Carry the Flag of Estonia at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies]Olümpia avamisel kannab Eesti lippu Aleksander Tammert". Sport.ee (in Estonian). Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  62. ^ Staff (10 July 2012). "Judoka Named To Lead Fiji at the London Olympics".  
  63. ^ Johanna Rikman (24 July 2012). "Seppälä Suomen lipunkantaja avajaisissa" [Seppälä, Finnish flag bearer at the opening].  
  64. ^ Staff (24 July 2012). "Monterey grad to carry flag for Macedonia in Olympics opening ceremony".  
  65. ^ Staff (15 May 2012). "Fencer Flessel To Be France's Olympic Flag-Bearer".  
  66. ^ Malouana, Biggie (6 July 2012). "Ruddy Zang Milama, porte-étendard du Gabon aux Jeux Olympiques" [Ruddy Zang Milama, Flagship of Gabon at the Olympics]. Gabon Review (in French). Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  67. ^ Staff (23 July 2012). "Georgian president sees off country's Olympic squad".  
  68. ^ " [Hocker-player bears our flag]Hockey-Spielerin Natascha Keller trägt unsere Fahne".  
  69. ^ Staff (26 July 2012). "Maxwell Amponsah to lead Ghana at Olympic Games opening ceremony". Ghana Web. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  70. ^ López R., Fernando; Rios, Romeo (27 June 2012). " [Maegli Is Confirmed as the Flag Bearer of the Guatemalan Delegation]Maegli se confirma como abanderado de la delegación guatemalteca".  
  71. ^ Brumell, Kizan (19 July 2012). "Olympic team ready to represent Guyana … Winston George to be the flag-bearer". Guyana Chronicle. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  72. ^ Staff (27 July 2012). " [Linouse Desravine, Haiti's flag bearer]Linouse Desravines, porte-drapeau haïtien".  
  73. ^ Staff (5 July 2012). " [Ronald Bennett Is the Flag Bearer for Honduras]Ronald Bennett será el abanderado de Honduras".  
  74. ^ Staff (22 July 2012). "Hong Kong NOC picks Sarah Lee to carry flag".  
  75. ^ Staff (16 June 2012). " [London – Peter Biros Takes the Hungarian Flag!]London - Biros Péter viszi a magyar zászlót!". VLV.hu (in  
  76. ^ Staff (26 July 2012). " [Ásdís will be the flag bearer at the Olympics]Ásdís verður fánaberi á Ólympíuleikunum".  
  77. ^ "BBC News - Olympic gatecrasher: Woman was cast member says Seb Coe". Bbc.co.uk. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  78. ^ Staff (15 July 2012). "Sushil Kumar To Be India's Flag-Bearer at London Olympics".  
  79. ^ Staff (20 July 2012). "Siman Sudartawa Pembawa Bendera Indonesia di Olimpiade" [Siman Sudartawa  – Indonesia's Olympic Flag Bearer].  
  80. ^ Staff (25 June 2012). "Boxer Mazaheri Named Iran Flag-Bearer for Olympic Games".  
  81. ^ Staff (15 July 2012). "Eight Iraqi athletes to go to London". Taaza. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  82. ^ Staff (24 July 2012). "Katie Taylor named as Irish flag bearer".  
  83. ^ Staff (24 June 2012). "OCI Picks Zubari To Carry Israeli Flag at London Ceremony".  
  84. ^ Staff (22 May 2012). "Vezzali, Italian Pride 'Carrying the Flag Is Like Winning the Gold".  
  85. ^ Reid, Paul (26 July 2012). "Bolt to carry Jamaican flag".  
  86. ^ Staff (19 June 2012). "Murakami To Be Olympic Captain".  
  87. ^ Staff (19 June 2012). "Kazakhstan's Wrestling Team Prepares for Summer Olympic Games".  
  88. ^ Staff (26 July 2012). "New role for Jason". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  89. ^ Staff (12 July 2012). "Team Korea Kicks Off for London 2012".  
  90. ^ Staff (17 July 2012). " [Pļaviņš Will Carry the Latvian Flag at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies]Latvijas karogu olimpiādes atklāšanā nesīs Pļaviņš". Sporta Centrs (in  
  91. ^ Staff (18 July 2012). "Phobay Kutu-Akoi Prepares for 2012 Olympic Games In London".  
  92. ^ Staff (8 July 2012). " [Steffi Vogt – Flag Bearer]Steffi Vogt Fahnenträgerin".  
  93. ^ Staff (22 June 2012). " [Lithuanian Flag Will Be Carried by Virgilijus Alekna at the Opening Ceremony of the London Summer Olympic Games]Lietuvos delegacijos vėliavą Londono vasaros olimpinių žaidynių atidarymo iškilmėse neš Virgilijus Alekna".  
  94. ^ Staff (25 July 2012). "Marie Muller will carry Luxembourg flag at Olympics opening ceremony".  
  95. ^ Staff (20 July 2012). " [London Olympic Games: Athletes will leave Malagasy on Saturday]Jeux Olympiques de Londres : départ des athlètes malgaches samedi". French News China (in French). Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  96. ^ Paul, Rajes (30 June 2012). "OCM Pick Pandelela".  
  97. ^ Staff (23 July 2012). " [London 2012: Rahamatou Dramé, Flag Bearer of the Malian Delegation]Londres 2012: Rahamatou Dramé porte drapeau de la délégation malienne". Afrique Jet (in French). Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  98. ^ Staff (20 July 2012). "Chetcuti To Carry Malta's Flag".  
  99. ^ Staff (27 June 2012). "Mauritius Names Rigobert as the Flag Bearer for the Olympics – Volleyball News". Bettor.com. Retrieved 27 June 2012. 
  100. ^ Ochoa, Carlos (5 June 2012). " [Flag Bearer Named Maria del Rosario Espinoza for the Olympics]Nombran abanderada a Maria del Rosario Espinoza para JO". mediotiempo.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  101. ^ Staff (26 July 2012). " [Moldovan flag bearer's Olympic dream of union with Romania]Port-drapelul Moldovei la Olimpiada viseaza la unirea cu Romania".  
  102. ^ Staff (13 July 2012). "Monaco at the London 2012 Olympics". City Out Monaco. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  103. ^ Staff (26 June 2012). "In Total 35 Athletes Qualifies for London-2012". news.mn. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  104. ^ ČŽ (20 July 2012). " [Judoka Bears a Flag of Montenegro]Džudista nosi zastavu Crne Gore".  
  105. ^ Staff (10 July 2012). " [Olympics: Wiam Dislam Will Be the Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremony]JO : Wiam Dislam porte-drapeau à la cérémonie d'ouverture". Groupe L'etudiant Marocain (in French). Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  106. ^ Staff (24 June 2012). " [Mozambique / Kurt Couto Will Be the Flag Bearer in London Olympics]Mocambique/Kurt Couto porta-bandeira nos Jogos Olimpicos de Londres". Sapo.mz (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  107. ^ Staff (19 July 2012). "Namibia: Pohamba Bid Olympians Farewell".  
  108. ^ Staff (20 July 2012). "Shah To Carry Nepal's Flag at the London Olympics".  
  109. ^ Staff (12 July 2012). " [Surfing Champion To Carry the Dutch Flag]Surfkampioen mag de Nederlandse vlag dragen".  
  110. ^ Staff (26 July 2012). "Nick Willis named NZ's London Olympics flagbearer".  
  111. ^ Staff (26 July 2012). "Boltic is Team Nigeria’s new flagbearer, as Chukwumerije savours captaincy".  
  112. ^ Staff (26 June 2012). " [Mira Verås Larsen is the Norwegian flag bearer]Mira Verås Larsen blir norsk flaggbærer".  
  113. ^ Staff (21 July 2012). "Hatmi to carry Oman's flag at the Olympics".  
  114. ^ "London 2012: Sohail Abbas to carry Pakistani flag at opening ceremony".  
  115. ^ Staff (27 July 2012). "Catching up with team Palau". Palau National Olympic Committee. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  116. ^ Staff (10 July 2012). " [Saladin Is the Flag Bearer for the 2012 London Olympics]Saladino será el abanderado en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012".  
  117. ^ Staff (27 July 2012). "Wisil to be Team PNG Flag Bearer for Olympic Games". Athletics PNG. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  118. ^ Staff (15 June 2012). " [Benjamin Hockin Takes the Paraguayan Flag in London Olympics – Executive Committee of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee Was Decided by a Unanimous Decision That the Swimmer Benjamin Hockin Is the Flag Bearer at Its Meeting Yesterday]Benjamín Hockin llevará la bandera paraguaya, en JJOO de Londres – El Comité Ejecutivo del Comité Olímpico Paraguayo en su reunión del día de ayer, resolvió por una decisión unánime que el nadador Benjamín Hockin sea el abanderado en Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012".  
  119. ^ Staff (16 July 2012). " [Athlete Gladys Tejeda Will Be Peru's Flag Bearer in London 2012]Atleta Gladys Tejeda será la abanderada de Perú en Londres 2012".  
  120. ^ Staff (10 July 2012). "Lifter Selected as Olympic Flag-Bearer".  
  121. ^ Staff (9 July 2012). " [Radwanska Is the Flag Bearer for the Polish Olympic Team]Radwańska chorążym polskiej reprezentacji olimpijskiej".  
  122. ^ " [Telma Monteiro Will Be the Flag Bearer at the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony]Telma Monteiro será a porta-estandarte da Missão Olímpica Londres 2012 na cerimónia de abertura dos Jogos".  
  123. ^ Staff (14 June 2012). "Culson To Carry PR Flag in Olympics".  
  124. ^ Staff (10 July 2012). "Qataris Make Historic Choice for Opening Ceremony".  
  125. ^ Staff (3 July 2012). " [Horia Tecău, Romania's Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games 2012]Horia Tecău, port-drapelul României la ceremonia de deschidere a JO 2012".  
  126. ^ Staff (12 June 2012). " [Sharapova Chosen as Russian Flag Bearer]Sjarapova draagt Russische vlag".  
  127. ^ Staff (13 July 2012). "Rwandan Mountain Biker's Rocky Ride to London".  
  128. ^ Staff (27 July 2012). "Samoa’s Olympics Archery qualifier first to compete". Talamua. Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  129. ^ Staff (19 July 2012). " [Presenting the delegations for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics]Presentate le delegazioni per Olimpiadi e Paralimpiadi Londra 2012". News Rimini Sport (in Italian). Retrieved 27 July 2012. 
  130. ^ Staff (18 July 2012). " [Hortense Diédhiou, Flag Bearer of the Senegalese Delegation at the London Olympics]Hortense Diédhiou, porte-drapeau de la délégation sénégalaise aux Jeux olympiques de Londres". Rewmi (in French). Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  131. ^ Staff (6 June 2012). "Novak Djokovic To Be Serbia's Olympic Flag-Bearer".  
  132. ^ Staff (21 July 2012). "President Hands Over Country's Colours to Flag Bearer Dugasse".  
  133. ^ Staff (16 June 2012). "Paddler Feng Tianwei Is S'pore's Flag Bearer at Olympics Opening".  
  134. ^ Staff (5 July 2012). " [Gönci Will Be the Flag Bearer of the Country's Smallest Team in Olympic History]Vlajkonosičom najmenšej výpravy na OH v histórii bude Gönci". sportky.sk (in Slovak). Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  135. ^ Staff (3 July 2012). " [Peter Kauzer Will Be the Flag Bearer at the London Games]Peter Kauzer zastavnoša na igrah v Londonu".  
  136. ^ Staff (18 July 2012). "Wini Our Olympic Flag Bearer".  
  137. ^  
  138. ^ "Rafael Nadal out of London Olympics opens door for Roger Federer | Beyond the Baseline". Tennis.si.com. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012. 
  139. ^ Staff (20 July 2012). " [Pau Gasol, Spain Flag Bearer at 2012 London Olympics]Pau Gasol, abanderado de España en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012".  
  140. ^ Staff (12 July 2012). "Sri Lanka Olympic Captaincy Row". BBC News. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  141. ^ Staff (23 July 2012). "Chinyere Pigot To Be Suriname Flag Bearer At Olympics".  
  142. ^ Staff (26 July 2012). " [Rolf-Goran Bengtsson carries the flag of Sweden]Rolf-Göran Bengtsson bär Sveriges fana".  
  143. ^ "Roger Federer forgoes opportunity to carry Swiss flag a third time".  
  144. ^ Staff (23 July 2012). " [Stanislas Wawrinka Will Carry the Swiss Flag]Stanislas Wawrinka portera le drapeau suisse".  
  145. ^ Staff (25 July 2012). "Syrian Olympic Athletes Represent Nation In Crisis".  
  146. ^ Staff (17 July 2012). "Mavzouna Choriyeva to carry Tajik national flag at Olympics opening in London".  
  147. ^ Staff (13 July 2012). " [Our flag bearer]Notre porte-drapeau".  
  148. ^ Staff (25 July 2012). "Three athletes to represent Tonga at London Olympics".  
  149. ^ Laurence, Kwame (26 July 2012). "Burns elated to carry T&T flag".  
  150. ^ Staff (29 May 2012). " [Tunisia: Handballer Heykel Megannem Is the Flag Bearer]Tunisie : Le handballeur Heykel Megannem porte drapeau". sport365.fr (in French). Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  151. ^ Staff (20 July 2012). " [Neslihan Carries the Flag]Bayrağı Neslihan taşıyacak". TRT Spor (in Turkish). Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  152. ^ Staff (26 July 2012). "Flag bearer for tiny Olympic nation, Tuvalu".  
  153. ^ Staff (20 July 2012). "Museveni Flags Off Uganda Olympic Team".  
  154. ^ Staff (13 July 2012). " [2012 Olympics – 'Ukraine Wants To Do Better than Beijing', According to Sergey Bubka]JO 2012. L'Ukraine veut faire mieux qu'à Pékin affirme Sergueï Bubka".  
  155. ^ Staff (15 July 2012). "Shaikh Saeed bin Maktoum To Bear UAE's Flag at London Olympics".  
  156. ^ Staff (25 July 2012). "Mariel Zagunis named flag bearer for Team USA". Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  157. ^ Staff (10 July 2012). " [Rower Rodolfo Collazo Will Be the Flag Bearer]Rodolfo Collazo será el abanderado – El remero fue elegido por el Comité Olímpico Uruguayo para portar el pabellón nacional durante el desfile inaugural en sus terceros Juegos. Les ganó la puja a los futbolistas salteños Luis Suárez y Edinson Cavani".  
  158. ^ Staff (12 June 2012). "Elshod Rasulov To Carry Flag of Uzbekistan at London Games". UzDaily.com. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  159. ^ Staff (5 July 2012). "Lulu Is Vanuatu's Official London 2012 Flag Bearer".  
  160. ^ Staff (28 June 2012). " [Fabiola Ramos Will Be Venezuela's Flag Bearer at London 2012]Fabiola Ramos será la abanderada de Venezuela en Londres 2012".  
  161. ^ Staff (16 June 2012). " [Fencer Nguyễn Tiến Nhật Takes the Flag at the Olympics]Kiếm thủ 9x Nguyễn Tiến Nhật cầm cờ Olympic". tin247.com (in Vietnamese). Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  162. ^ Staff (25 July 2012). "Aggie Tabarie Henry Olympic flag bearer for Virgin Islands".  
  163. ^ Staff (25 July 2012). "Hot, sunny London greets Zambians".  
  164. ^ Staff (15 July 2012). "Coventry Carrying Zimbabwe Hopes at Games – Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist Leading Seven-Strong Team to London".  
  165. ^ Staff (23 July 2012). "London 2012: Sir Chris Hoy To Carry Flag for Team GB". BBC Sports. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
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