2012 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations

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During the Parade of Nations portion of 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[edit]

Greece was entered first, 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.


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]

The Indian team entered the stadium jointly led by a woman dressed in a red top and blue trousers, who was not part of its team. In India this incident received media attention, but London officials downplayed concerns saying that she was Madhura Nagendra, a volunteer who had been security screened.[7] Some media outlets later identified her as Madhura Honey, a graduate of Communications and Media Studies from Christ College in Bangalore.[8][9][10] The Indian team's acting chef-de-mission Muralidharan Raja filed a protest with organisers.[10]

Announcers in the stadium read off the names of the marching nations in French and English, (the official languages of the Olympics) with music accompanying the athletes as they marched into the stadium. English is also the host nation's official language.

Countries and flagbearers[edit]

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 (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  China (CHN) Yi Jianlian[46] Basketball
43  Colombia (COL) Mariana Pajón[47] Cycling
44  Comoros (COM) Ahamada Feta[12] Athletics
45  Republic of the Congo (CGO) Lorene Bazolo[12] Athletics
46  Cook Islands (COK) Helema Williams[48] Sailing
47  Costa Rica (CRC) Gabriela Traña[49] Athletics
48  Ivory Coast (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  North 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  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  Georgia (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) Winston George[71] Athletics
81  Haiti (HAI) Linouse Desravine[72] Judo
82  Honduras (HON) Ronald Bennett[73] Athletics
83  Hong Kong (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  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  South Korea (KOR) Yoon Kyung-Shin[89] Handball
101  Kuwait (KUW) Fehaid Al-Deehani[12] Shooting
102  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) Chingiz Mamedov[12] Judo
103  Laos (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 Gadi[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  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  Russia (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  Syria (SYR) Majededdin Ghazal[145] Athletics
180  Chinese Taipei (TPE) Chen Shih-chieh[12] Weightlifting
181  Tajikistan (TJK) Mavzuna Chorieva[146] Boxing
182  Tanzania (TAN) Zakia Mrisho Mohamed[12] Athletics
183  Thailand (THA) Nuttapong Ketin[12] Swimming
184  East Timor (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 (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
  1. ^ Athletes from the now-defunct Netherlands Antilles competed under the Olympic flag, as did an athlete from South Sudan, which had not at the time formed an Olympic committee.
  2. ^ As discussed above, the team was accompanied by a 'mystery' 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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