During the Olympic Games opening ceremonies, an artistic program is designed by the hosting country to display the history and culture of their home. In addition, the Parade of Nations takes place, in which the athletes march into the stadium to represent their country.
During the Opening Ceremonies of the olympics; the athletes from Greece enter first, in honor of the original Olympics held in Greece. Then the other athletes follow by nation in alphabetical order (except for the Beijing 2008 Games where it was based on the number of characters in the country's name). The host country's athletes always come last. After the games are announced as "officially open", this is followed by the raising of the Olympic Flag. The torch ceremony then begins. The running of the torch usually begins weeks before the Olympic ceremony, transporting the Olympic torch to each country that lies between Greece and the host country. The most exciting moment of the Olympic Opening Ceremony is when the torch enters the stadium and is lights the Olympic Flame. The Flame is always kept burning until the end of the Olympic Games. For more history of the Olympic Games : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Games
The opening ceremonies signify the official start to each Olympic Games. An artistic program is designed by each hosting country to perform as an exhibition. In addition, the Parade of Nations takes place, in which the athletes march into the stadium to represent their country.
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.
The host country's team marches in last during the Opening Ceremony's Athletes' Parade.
With 639 athletes, China has the most athletes in the Beijing Olympics. The country that has the most athletes that traveled to China to the Olympics would be the the US with 595 athletes.
Greece is always the first country in the Olympic Opening Ceremony, because the Olympics originated from Greece.
Russia enters the opening ceremony with 232 athletes of its total number of 250 qualifying athletes, which is the largest number for the participating countries in 2014 Olympics in Sochi this year.
The opening ceremony happens at the Olympic stadium of the country hosting the games
Dominica in the Caribbean with 2 athletes and 1 coach.
The People's Republic of China had 639 athletes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
11,028 athletes participated in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. There were 28 sports competed in with 302 events and 906 medals.