2010 Winter Paralympics national flag bearers

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During the Parade of Nations at the 2010 Winter Paralympics opening ceremony, which was held beginning at 6:00 PM PST on March 12, 2010, 44 athletes bore the flags of their respective nations and lead their national delegations as they paraded into BC Place Stadium in the host city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The flag was borne by a sportsperson, from that country, chosen either by the National Paralympic Committee or by the athletes themselves to represent their country.

The following is a list of each country's flag bearer.[1]

Nation Flag bearer Sport
 Andorra (AND) Xabier Fernández Alpine skiing
 Argentina (ARG) Juan Ignacio Maggi Alpine skiing
 Armenia (ARM) Gayane Usnyan Alpine skiing
 Australia (AUS) Toby Kane Alpine skiing
 Austria (AUT) Robert Meusburger Alpine skiing
 Belarus (BLR) Liudmila Vauchok Cross-country skiing
 Belgium (BEL) Natasha De Troyer Alpine skiing
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) Memic Nijaz Alpine skiing
 Bulgaria (BUL) Alexander Stoyanov Cross-country skiing
 Chile (CHI) Tomas De Villar Alpine skiing
 China (CHN) Cheng Shishuai Cross-country skiing
 Croatia (CRO) Maric Dadic Alpine skiing
 Czech Republic (CZE) Anna Kuliskova Alpine skiing
 Denmark (DEN) Marianne Maiboll Cross-country skiing
 Finland (FIN) Ilkka Toumisto Cross-country skiing
 France (FRA) Romain Riboud Alpine skiing
 Germany (GER) Frank Höfle Cross-country skiing
 Great Britain (GBR) Michael McCreadie Wheelchair curling
 Greece (GRE) Vivi Christodoulopoulou Alpine skiing
 Hungary (HUN) Balazs Koleszar Alpine skiing
 Iceland (ISL) Erna Fridriksdottir Alpine skiing
 Iran (IRI) Sadegh Kalhor Alpine skiing
 Italy (ITA) Gianmaria Dal Maistro Alpine skiing
 Japan (JPN) Takayuki Endo Ice sledge hockey
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) Oleg Syssolyatin Cross-country skiing
 Mexico (MEX) Juan Armando Ruiz Hernandez Alpine skiing
 Mongolia (MGL) Enkhbaatar Zorig Cross-country skiing
 Netherlands (NED) Falco Jeitsma Alpine skiing coach
 New Zealand (NZL) Adam Hall Alpine skiing
 Norway (NOR) Mariann Vestbostad Cross-country skiing
 Poland (POL) Jarosław Rola Alpine skiing
 Romania (ROU) Laura Valenu Alpine skiing
 Russia (RUS) Valery Kupchinskii Cross-country skiing
 Serbia (SRB) Jasmin Bambur Alpine skiing
 Slovakia (SVK) Ivaeta Chlebakova Alpine skiing
 Slovenia (SLO) Gal Jakic Alpine skiing
 South Africa (RSA) David Bruce Warner Alpine skiing
 South Korea (KOR) Han Min-su Ice sledge hockey
 Spain (ESP) Ursula Pueyo Alpine skiing
 Sweden (SWE) Jens Kask Ice sledge hockey
 Switzerland (SUI) Thomas Pfyl Alpine skiing
 Ukraine (UKR) Olena Iurkovska Cross-country skiing
 United States (USA) Heath Calhoun Alpine skiing
 Canada (CAN) Jean Labonté Ice sledge hockey

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