Great Britain, Italy, and Switzerland.
Greece is given the privilege as she is the nation where modern Olympics was held for the first time.
Yes, it is a modern nation.
Greece leads the march past at every Olympic games. Greece is given the privilege as she is the nation where modern Olympics was held for the first time.
Greece because it is the birthplace of the olympics
For the history of the modern nation-state, see History of modern Greece. ..... in what became the Chremonidean War, after the Athenian leader Chremonides.
Greece. The 1896 Summer Games and the 2004 Summer Games were both held in Greece.
Greece is a developed nation
At the inaugural Olympic Games in 1896 there were 14participating nations ; Greece (host nation), Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and USA.