2014 Winter Olympics Parade of Nations

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During the Parade of Nations at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, held beginning at 20:14 MST (UTC+4) on 7 February 2014, 88 athletes bearing the flags of their respective nations lead their national delegations as they paraded into the Fisht Olympic Stadium in the host city of Sochi, Russia.

Athletes entered the stadium in an order dictated by tradition. As the originator of the Olympics, Greece entered first. The Russian team entered last, representing the host nation. The names of the nations were announced first in French, followed by English and finally Russian, the official languages of the Olympic movement and of the host nation, in accordance with tradition and IOC guidelines.[1] The nations entered in alphabetic order of their country names in Russian.

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.[2]

Order NOC Russian Romanisation Flag bearer Sport
1  Greece (GRE) Греция Gretsiya Panagiota Tsakiri[3] Cross-country skiing
2  Australia (AUS) Австралия Avstraliya Alex Pullin[4] Snowboarding
3  Austria (AUT) Австрия Avstriya Mario Stecher[5] Nordic combined
4  Azerbaijan (AZE) Азербайджан Azerbaidzhan Rahman Khalilov[6] Official
5  Albania (ALB) Албания Albaniya Erjon Tola[7] Alpine skiing
6  Andorra (AND) Андорра Andorra Mireia Gutierrez[2] Alpine skiing
7  Argentina (ARG) Аргентина Argentina Cristian Simari Birkner[8] Alpine skiing
8  Armenia (ARM) Армения Armeniya Sergey Mikayelyan[9] Cross-country skiing
9  Virgin Islands, British (IVB) Британские Виргинские острова Britanskiye Virginiskiye Ostrova Peter Crook[10] Freestyle skiing
10  Belarus (BLR) Беларусь Belarus' Aleksei Grishin[11] Freestyle skiing
11  Belgium (BEL) Бельгия Bel'giya Hanna Mariën[12] Bobsleigh
12  Bermuda (BER) Бермуды Bermudy Tucker Murphy[2] Cross-country skiing
13  Bulgaria (BUL) Болгария Bolgariya Maria Kirkova[13] Alpine skiing
14  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) Босния и Герцеговина Bosniya i Gertsegovina Žana Novaković[14] Alpine skiing
15  Brazil (BRA) Бразилия Braziliya Jaqueline Mourão[15] Biathlon
Cross-country skiing
16  The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (MKD) Бывшая югославская Республика Македония Byvshaya Yugoslavskaya Respublika Makedoniya Darko Damjanovski[2] Cross-country skiing
17  Great Britain (GBR) Великобритания Velikobritaniya Jon Eley[16] Short track speed skating
18  Hungary (HUN) Венгрия Vengriya Bernadett Heidum[17] Short track speed skating
19  Venezuela (VEN) Венесуэла Venesuela Antonio Jose Pardo Andretta[2] Alpine skiing
20  Virgin Islands, US (ISV) Виргинские острова, США Virginiskiye Ostrova, SShA Jasmine Campbell[2] Alpine skiing
21  Germany (GER) Германия Germaniya Maria Höfl-Riesch[18] Alpine skiing
22  Hong Kong, China (HKG) Гонконг, Китай Gonkong, Kitai Pan-To Barton Lui[19] Short track speed skating
23  Georgia (GEO) Грузия Gruziya Nino Tsiklauri[20] Alpine skiing
24  Denmark (DEN) Дания Daniya Lene Nielsen[21] Curling
25  Dominica (DMA) Доминика Dominika Gary di Silvestri[22] Cross-country skiing
26  Zimbabwe (ZIM) Зимбабве Zimbabve Luke Steyn[2] Alpine skiing
27  Israel (ISR) Израиль Izrail' Vladislav Bykanov[23] Short track speed skating
28  Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) Иран Iran Hossein Saveh-Shemshaki[24] Alpine skiing
29  Ireland (IRL) Ирландия Irlandiya Conor Lyne[25] Alpine skiing
30  Iceland (ISL) Исландия Islandiya Sævar Birgisson[26] Cross-country skiing
31  Spain (ESP) Испания Ispaniya Javier Fernández[27] Figure skating
32  Italy (ITA) Италия Italiya Armin Zöggeler[28] Luge
33  Kazakhstan (KAZ) Казахстан Kazakhstan Yerdos Akhmadiyev[29] Cross-country skiing
34  Cayman Islands (CAY) Каймановы острова Kaimanovy Ostrova Dow Travers[2] Alpine skiing
35  Canada (CAN) Канада Kanada Hayley Wickenheiser[30] Hockey
36  Cyprus (CYP) Кипр Kipr Constantinos Papamichael[2] Alpine skiing
37  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) Киргизия Kirgiziya Dmitry Trelevski[2] Alpine skiing
38  People's Republic of China (CHN) Китайская Народная Республика Kitaiskaya Narodnaya Respublika Tong Jian[31] Figure skating
39  Latvia (LAT) Латвия Latviya Sandis Ozoliņš[32] Hockey
40  Lebanon (LIB) Ливан Livan Alexandre Mohbat[2] Alpine skiing
41  Lithuania (LTU) Литва Litva Deividas Stagniūnas[33] Figure skating
42  Liechtenstein (LIE) Лихтенштейн Likhtenshtein Tina Weirather[34] Alpine skiing
43  Luxembourg (LUX) Люксембург Lyuksemburg Kari Peters[2] Cross-country skiing
44  Malta (MLT) Мальта Mal'ta Elise Pellegrin[35] Alpine skiing
45  Morocco (MAR) Марокко Marokko Adam Lamhamedi[2] Alpine skiing
46  Mexico (MEX) Мексика Meksika Hubertus Von Hohenlohe[36] Alpine skiing
47  Republic of Moldova (MDA) Молдавия Moldavia Victor Pinzaru[37] Cross-country skiing
48  Monaco (MON) Монако Monako Olivier Jenot[38] Alpine skiing
49  Mongolia (MGL) Монголия Mongoliya Bold Byambadorj[2] Cross-country skiing
50  Independent Olympic Participants (IOP) Независимые олимпийские участники Nezavisimye Olimpiskiye Uchastniki Volunteer from SOCOG[2]
51  Nepal (NEP) Непал Nepal Dachhiri Sherpa[2] Cross-country skiing
52  Netherlands (NED) Нидерланды Niderlandy Jorien ter Mors[39] Short track speed skating
Speed skating
53  New Zealand (NZL) Новая Зеландия Novaya Zelandiya Shane Dobbin[40] Speed skating
54  Norway (NOR) Норвегия Norvegiya Aksel Lund Svindal[41] Alpine skiing
55  Pakistan (PAK) Пакистан Pakistan Muhammad Karim[2] Alpine skiing
56  Paraguay (PAR) Парагвай Paragvai Julia Marino[42] Freestyle skiing
57  Peru (PER) Перу Peru Roberto Carcelen[43] Cross-country skiing
58  Poland (POL) Польша Pol'sha Dawid Kupczyk[44] Bobsleigh
59  Portugal (POR) Португалия Portugaliya Arthur Hanse[45] Alpine skiing
60  Republic of Korea (KOR) Республика Корея Respublika Koreya Lee Kyou-Hyuk[46] Speed skating
61  Romania (ROU) Румыния Rumyniya Eva Tofalvi[47] Biathlon
62  San Marino (SMR) Сан-Марино San-Marino Vincenzo Michelotti[48] Alpine skiing
63  Serbia (SRB) Сербия Serbiya Milanko Petrović[49] Biathlon
Cross-country skiing
64  Slovakia (SVK) Словакия Slovakiya Zdeno Chára[50] Hockey
65  Slovenia (SLO) Словения Sloveniya Tomaž Razingar[51] Hockey
66  United States of America (USA) Соединенные Штаты Америки Soyedinennye Shtaty Ameriki Todd Lodwick[52] Nordic combined
67  Tajikistan (TJK) Таджикистан Tadzhikistan Alisher Kudratov[53] Alpine skiing
68  Thailand (THA) Таиланд Tailand Kanes Sucharitakul[2] Alpine skiing
69  Chinese Taipei (TPE) Китайский Тайбэй Kitaiskii Taibei Sung Ching-yang[2] Speed skating
70  Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (TLS) Тимор-Лесте Timor-Leste Yohan Goutt Goncalves[54] Alpine skiing
71  Togo (TOG) Того Togo Mathilde-Amivi Petitjean[2] Cross-country skiing
72  Tonga (TGA) Тонга Tonga Bruno Banani[2] Luge
73  Turkey (TUR) Турция Turtsiya Alper Uçar[55] Figure skating
74  Uzbekistan (UZB) Узбекистан Uzbekistan Kseniya Grigoreva[2] Alpine skiing
75  Ukraine (UKR) Украина Ukraina Valentina Shevchenko[56] Cross-country skiing
76  Philippines (PHI) Филиппины Filippiny Michael Christian Martinez[2] Figure skating
77  Finland (FIN) Финляндия Finlyandiya Enni Rukajärvi[57] Snowboarding
78  France (FRA) Франция Frantsiya Jason Lamy-Chappuis[58] Nordic combined
79  Croatia (CRO) Хорватия Horvatiya Ivica Kostelić[59] Alpine skiing
80  Montenegro (MNE) Черногория Chernogoriya Tarik Hadžić[60] Alpine skiing
81  Czech Republic (CZE) Чехия Chekhiya Šárka Strachová[61] Alpine skiing
82  Chile (CHI) Чили Chili Dominique Ohaco[62] Freestyle skiing
83  Switzerland (SUI) Швейцария Shveitsariya Simon Ammann[63] Ski jumping
84  Sweden (SWE) Швеция Shvetsiya Anders Södergren[64] Cross-country skiing
85  Estonia (EST) Эстония Estoniya Indrek Tobreluts[65] Biathlon
86  Jamaica (JAM) Ямайка Yamaika Marvin Dixon[66] Bobsleigh
87  Japan (JPN) Япония Yaponiya Ayumi Ogasawara[67] Curling
88  Russian Federation (RUS) Россия Rossiya Alexandr Zubkov[68] Bobsleigh

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