COuntries enter in alphabetical order of the name of the countries, accordiing to the name as spelled by the host country. The language and alphabet of the host country is also used. Greece enteres first, and the host country enters last, irregardless of the alphabetization. In 2004, with Greece hosting, the Grecian flag entered first and the Grecian delegation enters last.
They enter alphabetically. The alphabetical order is based on the language of the host country.
This year, the countries entered alphabetically in the order of the Greek alphabet, according to the name of the country in Greek.
This gets interesting in that there have been several different Greek alphabets throughout history. For instance, the letters "v" and "b" are synonymous, as are "ph" and "f", and "e" and "i". This means France entered after the "a" and "b" and "v" countries, and before the "g" countries, rather than near the end where "ph"/"f" fall in the Greek alphabet. Spain entered with the "e" countries. (Espanola?.)
For more on the Greek alphabet, you can go to http://www.ancientscripts.com/greek.html
For more on the countries participating in the Olympics, there's http://www.nbcolympics.com/countries/index.html
I'm still looking for a link as to the actual order of all 200+ countries.
I found a link!
They will enter based on the number of brush strokes in the Chinese character(s) for the country.
Check this site: http://www.athens2004.com/Files/pdf/NOC_marching_order.pdf
Greece, followed by all other nations in alphabetical order.
suck me hard
first and last
If I am not wrong it is in French
The countries entered the stadium in alphabetical order (Italian alphabetical order) with the exception of Greece--first country in as the traditional founder of the Olympic games--and Italy, the host country which came in last.
THe order used is that of the Grecian alphabet, that of the host nation. This moves St. Lucia and Egypt to the to.
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There is no order at the closing ceremony. The flag bearers and country name board bearers enter first in single file. Then the athletes enter, en masse, without distinction of country.
Greece The Parade of Nations of athletes (drawn from the 10,490 competing) and officials from 204 nations (and the "Independent Olympic Athletes") was led, according to custom, by the Greek team followed by other competing countries in alphabetical order and finally the host nation Great Britain
For opening parade of athletes in the Olympics, Greece comes in first and the last nation to come in is the host nation. In between come the nations in alphabetical order. For the closing parade, the first and the last nations are the same, Greece and the host nation, but in between, all of the athletes of all the participating nations come in a huge mass and in no particular order. This closing procedure was brought about by an idea of a young Chinese apprentice carpenter living in Australia who wrote to the International Olympics Committee suggesting that all of the athletes mingle in the closing parade. This was officially adopted from the 1956 Melbourne Olympics up to the present.