The traditions for the Olympic games are the Olympic torch, the welcoming of the athletes and the opening and closing ceremony.
In the opening ceremony, the athletes from the host country enter last. In the closing ceremony, the athletes enter en masse and there is no structure as to what country's athletes enter last.
Iran have not provided any athletes this year
yes they were
The athletes from China will be the last to enter during the opening ceremonies. Olympic protocol dictates that the host country's athletes enter last at the opening ceremony.
There were 595 athletes at the opening ceremony. But I'm unsure as to how many more there are competing that didn't go.
Opening ceremony: Swimmer Mark Foster Closing ceremony: Cyclist Chris Hoy
Yes! The Olympic Hymn/ Anthem written by Costis Palamas. The lyrics can be found in the attached web link here below
us we inspire many athletes to compete for our countries
There were total of 11,196 athletes in 2008 Beijing Olympics