what are the children walking next to the flag bearer carring in the Olympic parade of nations
The country which appears first in the Olympic Parade of Nations is always Greece, because Greece started the Olympic Games thousands of years ago. And the last country to parade is the host country.
The ashes of Olympians past?
Parts of the Olympic torch.
Each nation has one flag bearer and another Olympic escort carrying a copper leaf. The leaves were later lit with the Olympic torch and then combined to create the cauldron
They become part of the Olympic beacon at the end of the parade.
The Host Country.