1992 Summer Olympics national flag bearers

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During the Parade of Nations portion of the 1992 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 order[edit]

As the nation of the first modern Olympic Games, Greece entered the stadium first; whereas, the host nation Spain marched last. Other countries entered in alphabetical order in the French language, instead of both Catalan and Spanish (despite that these languages had been displayed on the name boards and used to announce the country names), due to the political sensitivity surrounding the use of Catalan. Athletes from Independent Olympic Participants did not attend the parade of nations, but still competed at the Games.[1] Unified Team marched with Olympic flag, then followed by 12 flag bearers carrying the flags of 12 former Soviet Republics.[2][3]

Whilst most countries entered under their short names, a few entered under more formal or alternative names, mostly due to political and naming disputes. 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 the "People's Republic of the Congo" while the Democratic Republic of Congo entered under its former name, Zaire.

List[edit]

The following is a list of each country's announced 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, the flag bearer's name, and the flag bearer's sport. The names are given in their official designations by the IOC.

Order Nation Spanish Name French Order Flag bearer Sport
1  Greece (GRE) Grecia Grèce Lambros Papakostas Athletics
2  Afghanistan (AFG) Afganistán Afghanistan
3  South Africa (RSA) Sudáfrica Afrique du Sud Jan Tau Athletics
4  Albania (ALB) Albania Albanie Kristo Robo Shooting
5  Algeria (ALG) Argelia Algérie
6  Germany (GER) Alemania Allemagne Manfred Klein Rowing
7  Andorra (AND) Andorra Andorre Margarida Moreno Athletics
8  Angola (ANG) Angola Angola
9  Antigua (ANT) Antigua Antigua
10  Netherlands Antilles (AHO) Antillas Neerlandesas Antilles néerlandaises Michel Daou Shooting
11  Saudi Arabia (KSA) Arabia Saudita Arabie saoudite Medhadi Al-Dosari Cycling
12  Argentina (ARG) Argentina Argentine Marcelo Garraffo Field hockey
13  Aruba (ARU) Aruba Aruba Lucien Dirksz Cycling
14  Australia (AUS) Australia Australie Jenny Donnet Diving
15  Austria (AUT) Austria Autriche Elisabeth Theurer Equestrian
16  Bahamas (BAH) Bahamas Bahamas Troy Kemp Athletics
17  Bahrain (BRN) Bahréin Bahreïn Khalid Rabeeah Chef de mission
18  Bangladesh (BAN) Bangladés Bangladesh Mohamed Mukhesur Rahman Swimming
19  Barbados (BAR) Barbados Barbade
20  Belgium (BEL) Bélgica Belgique Frans Peeters Shooting
21  Belize (BIZ) Belice Belize
22  Benin (BEN) Benín Benin Sonya Agbéssi Athletics
23  Bermuda (BER) Bermudas Bermudes Brian Wellman Athletics
24  Bhutan (BHU) Bután Bhoutan Jubzang Jubzang Archery
25  Bolivia (BOL) Bolivia Bolivie
26  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) Bosnia y Herzegovina Bosnie-Herzegovine Zlatan Saračević Athletics
27  Botswana (BOT) Botsuana Botswana
28  Brazil (BRA) Brasil Brésil Aurélio Miguel Judo
29  Brunei (BRU) Brunéi Brunei
30  Bulgaria (BUL) Bulgaria Bulgarie Ivaylo Yordanov Wrestling
31  Burkina Faso (BUR) Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Franck Zio Athletics
32  Cayman Islands (CAY) Islas Caimán Îles Caïmans Byron Marsh Sailing
33  Cameroon (CMR) Camerún Cameroun
34  Canada (CAN) Canada Canada Mike Smith Athletics
35  Central African Republic (CAF) Central Africa Centrafrique Mickaël Conjungo Athletics
36  Chile (CHI) Chile Chili Gert Weil Athletics
37  China (CHN) República Popular China République Populairé de Chine Song Ligang Basketball
38  Cyprus (CYP) Chipre Chypre Marios Hadjiandreou Athletics
39  Colombia (COL) Colombia Colombie Bernardo Tovar Shooting
40  Republic of Congo (CGO) República del Congo République du Congo
41  Cook Islands (COK) Islas Cook Îles Cook Sam Nunuke Pera Weightlifting
42  South Korea (KOR) Corea Corée
43  Costa Rica (CRC) Costa Rica Costa Rica
44  Cote D'Ivoire (CIV) Costa de Marfil Côte d'Ivoire
45  Croatia (CRO) Croacia Croatie Goran Ivanišević Tennis
46  Cuba (CUB) Cuba Cuba Héctor Milián Wrestling
47  Denmark (DEN) Dinamarca Danemark Jørgen Bojsen-Møller Sailing
48  Djibouti (DJI) Yibuti Djibouti Hussein Ahmed Salah Athletics
49  Dominican Republic (DOM) República Dominicana République dominicaine Altagracia Contreras Judo
50  Arab Republic of Egypt (EGY) Republica Arabe de Egipto République arabe d'Égypte Mohamed Khorshed Shooting
51  United Arab Emirates (UAE) Emiratos Arabes Unidos Émirats arabes unis Mohamed Salem Al-Tunaiji Athletics
52  Ecuador (ECU) Ecuador Équateur María Cangá Judo
53  Unified Team (EUN)[a] Equipo Unificado Équipe Unifiée Alexander Karelin Wrestling
54  Estonia (EST) Estonia Estonie Heino Lipp Athletics (non-competitor)
55  United States (USA) Estados Unidos de América États-Unis d'Amérique Francie Larrieu Smith Athletics
56  Ethiopia (ETH) Etiopía Éthiopie Addis Abebe Athletics
57  Fiji (FIJ) Fiyi Fidji
58  Finland (FIN) Finlandia Finlande Harri Koskela Wrestling
59  France (FRA) Francia France Jean-François Lamour Fencing
60  Gabon (GAB) Gabón Gabon
61  The Gambia (GAM) Gambia Gambie Dawda Jallow Athletics
62  Ghana (GHA) Ghana Ghana John Myles-Mills Athletics
63  Great Britain (GBR) Gran Bretaña Grande-Bretagne Steve Redgrave Rowing
64  Grenada (GRN) Granada Grenada Eugene Licorish Athletics
65  Guam (GUM) Guam Guam Frank Flores Swimming
66  Guatemala (GUA) Guatemala Guatemala Julio Sandoval Shooting
67  Guinea (GUI) Guinea Guinée Soriba Diakité Athletics
68  Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) Guinea Ecuatorial Guinée équatoriale Ruth Mangue Athletics
69  Guyana (GUY) Guyana Guyana Aubrey Richmond Cycling
70  Haiti (HAI) Haití Haiti Hermate Souffrant Judo
71  Honduras (HON) Honduras Honduras Ana Joselina Fortin Swimming
72  Hong Kong (HKG) Hong Kong Hong Kong
73  Hungary (HUN) Hungría Hongrie Tibor Komáromi Wrestling
74  India (IND) India Inde Shiny Abraham-Wilson Athletics
75  Indonesia (INA) Indonesia Indonésie Christian Hadinata Badminton
76  Iraq (IRQ) Irak Irak Nazar Kadir Weightlifting
77  Iran (IRI) República Islámica de Irán République islamique d'Iran Alireza Soleimani Wrestling
78  Ireland (IRL) Irlanda Irlande Michelle Smith Swimming
79  Iceland (ISL) Islandia Islande Bjarni Friðriksson Judo
80  Israel (ISR) Israel Israël Eldad Amir Sailing
81  Italy (ITA) Italia Italie Giuseppe Abbagnale Rowing
82  Jamaica (JAM) Jamaica Jamaïque Merlene Ottey Athletics
83  Japan (JPN) Japón Japon Kumi Nakada Volleyball
84  Jordan (JOR) Jordania Jordanie Fakhredin Fouad Athletics
85  Kenya (KEN) Kenia Kenya Patrick Sang Athletics
86  Kuwait (KUW) Kuwait Koweït
87  Laos (LAO) Laos Laos Khamsavath Vilayphone Boxing
88  Lesotho (LES) Lesoto Lesotho
89  Latvia (LAT) Letonia Lettonie Raimonds Bergmanis Weightlifting
90  Lebanon (LIB) Libano Liban
91  Liberia (LBR) Liberia Liberia
92  Libya (LBA) Jamahiriya Árabe Libia Jamahiriya arabe libyenne
93  Liechtenstein (LIE) Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Manuela Marxer Athletics
94  Lithuania (LTU) Lituania Lituanie Raimundas Mažuolis Swimming
95  Luxembourg (LUX) Luxemburgo Luxembourg Yves Clausse Swimming
96  Madagascar (MAD) Madagascar Madagascar Heritovo Rakotomanga Boxing
97  Malaysia (MAS) Malaisia Malaisie Razif Sidek Badminton
98  Malawi (MAW) Malawi Malaui
99  Maldives (MDV) Maldivas Maldives
100  Mali (MLI) Malí Mali
101  Malta (MLT) Malta Malte Laurie Pace Judo
102  Morocco (MAR) Marruecos Maroc Lahcen Samsam Akka Athletics (non-competitor)
103  Mauritius (MRI) Mauricio Maurice
104  Mauritania (MTN) Mauritania Mauritanie
105  Mexico (MEX) México Mexique Jesús Mena Diving
106  Monaco (MON) Monaco Monaco Christophe Verdino Swimming
107  Mongolia (MGL) Mongolia Mongolie Badmaanyambuugiin Bat-Erdene Wrestling
108  Mozambique (MOZ) Mozambique Mozambique
109  Union of Myanmar (MYA) Unión de Myanmar Union du Myanmar
110  Namibia (NAM) Namibia Namibie Frankie Fredericks Athletics
111  Nepal (NEP) Nepal Népal
112  Nicaragua (NIC) Nicaragua Nicaragua Magdiel Gutiérrez Wrestling
113  Niger (NIG) Níger Niger Abdou Manzo Athletics
114  Nigeria (NGR) Nigeria Nigéria Innocent Egbunike Athletics
115  Norway (NOR) Noruega Norvège Jorunn Horgen Sailing
116  New Zealand (NZL) Nueva Zelanda Nouvelle-Zélande Mark Todd Equestrian
117  Oman (OMA) Omán Oman
118  Uganda (UGA) Uganda Ouganda Fred Mutuweta Boxing
119  Pakistan (PAK) Pakistan Pakistan Shahbaz Ahmed Field hockey
120  Panama (PAN) Panamá Panama
121  Papua New Guinea (PNG) Papúa Nueva Guinea Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
122  Paraguay (PAR) Paraguay Paraguay Ramón Jiménez Gaona Athletics
123  Netherlands (NED) Países Bajos Pays-Bas Carina Benninga Field hockey
124  Peru (PER) Peru Pérou Francisco Boza Shooting
125  Philippines (PHI) Filipinas Philippines Arlo Chavez Boxing
126  Poland (POL) Polonia Pologne Waldemar Legień Judo
127  Puerto Rico (PUR) Puerto Rico Porto Rico Luis Martínez Judo
128  Portugal (POR) Portugal Portugal Filipa Cavalleri Judo
129  Qatar (QAT) Catar Qatar
130  North Korea (DPR Korea) (PRK) República Popular Democrática de Corea République populaire démocratique de Corée Kim Gil-nam Boxing
131  Romania (ROU) Rumania Roumanie Costel Grasu Athletics
132  Rwanda (RWA) Ruanda Rwanda Marcianne Mukamurenzi Athletics
133  San Marino (SMR) San Marino Saint-Marin Sara Casadei Swimming
134  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) San Vicente y las Granadinas Saint-Vincent-et-les Grenadines Eversley Linley Athletics
135  Solomon Islands (SOL) Islas Salomón Îles Solomon Leslie Ata Weightlifting
136  El Salvador (ESA) El Salvador Salvador María José Marenco Swimming
137  American Samoa (ASA) Samoa Americanas Samoa américaines Mika Masoe Boxing
138  Samoa (SAM) Samoa Occidentales Samoa occidental Emilio Leti Boxing
139  Senegal (SEN) Senegal Sénégal
140  Seychelles (SEY) Seychelles Seychelles
141  Sierra Leone (SLE) Sierra Leona Sierra Leone Sanusi Turay Athletics
142  Singapore (SIN) Singapur Singapour
143  Slovenia (SLO) Eslovenia Slovénie Rajmond Debevec Shooting
144  Somalia (SOM) Somalia Somalie
145  Sudan (SUD) Sudan Soudan
146  Sri Lanka (SRI) Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
147  Sweden (SWE) Suecia Suède Stefan Edberg Tennis
148  Switzerland (SUI) Suiza Suisse Daniel Giubellini Gymnastics
149  Suriname (SUR) Surinam Suriname Tommy Asinga Athletics
150  Swaziland (SWZ) Suazilandia Swaziland
151  Syria (SYR) Siria Syrie
152  Chinese Taipei (TPE) China Taipéi Taipei chinois Wang Kuang-shih Baseball
153  Tanzania (TAN) Tanzania Tanzanie
154  Chad (CHA) Chad Tchad
155  Czech and Slovak Fed. Republic (TCH) República Federal Checa y Eslovaca République fédérale tchèque et slovaque Jozef Lohyňa Wrestling
156  Thailand (THA) Tailandia Thailandie
157  Togo (TOG) Togo Togo
158  Tonga (TGA) Tonga Tonga
159  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Trinidad y Tobago Trinité-et-Tobago Ian Morris Athletics
160  Tunisia (TUN) Tunisia Tunisie Fadhel Khayati Athletics
161  Turkey (TUR) Turquia Turquie Kerem Ersü Archery
162  Uruguay (URU) Uruguay Uruguay Ricardo Fabini Sailing
163  Vanuatu (VAN) Vanuatu Vanuatu Baptiste Firiam Athletics
164  Venezuela (VEN) Venezuela Venezuela María Elena Giusti Synchronized swimming
165  Virgin Islands (ISV) Islas Virgenes Îles Vierges Neville Hodge Athletics
166  British Virgin Islands (IVB) Islas Virgenes Britanicas Îles Vierges brittaniques Karl Scatliffe Athletics
167  Vietnam (VIE) Vietnam Vietnam
168  Yemen (YEM) Yemen Yemen
169  Zaire (ZAI) Zaire Zaïre Muyegbe Mubala Athletics
170  Zambia (ZAM) Zambia Zambie Ngozi Mwanamwambwa Athletics
171  Zimbabwe (ZIM) Zimbabue Zimbabwe
172  Spain (ESP) España Espagne Felipe, Prince of Asturias Sailing (non-participant)
  1. ^ Consisted of twelve former Soviet Republics held the flags into representing athletes of those former Republics:  Armenia,  Azerbaijan,  Belarus,  Georgia,  Kazakhstan,  Kyrgyzstan,  Moldova,  Russia,  Tajikistan,  Turkmenistan,  Ukraine and  Uzbekistan.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Olympic Flag - Olympic-Legacy.com Pe04.com Archived June 3, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Olympics - Non-national Flags for Olympic Athletes". Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  3. ^ "Barcelona 1992 Opening Ceremony - Parade of Nations 3/8". Archived from the original on 2013-07-02. Retrieved 2013-06-29.