Because Greece invented and held the first Olympic Games over a couple of centuries;the modern Olympics started in the 1800s and Greece has been given the honour of leading the nations march. Because the first Olympic Games held in 776 BC were held in Greece. These games are commonly called the 'ancient Olympics'. Because of that Greece is honored by being the first country to enter the stadium during opening and closing ceremonies.
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.
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They were the inventors of the Olympic Games as we know them. BUT...a French guy revived the Olympics (brought them back after dissipating). Is France always second???
Since the Olympics originated there. In Olympia ,Greece the first Olympics was held. Thus it is a way of showing respect to Greek people.
because the olympics originared on greece
No, they didn't.
Why were the olympics held in Greece
yes they were
The athletes from Greece in honor of where the Olympics began.
No they are first to enter the stadium.
Greece is always the first to enter. The country that is hosting the Olympics is the last to enter
According to Olympic tradition, the athletes from Greece are the first to enter the stadium and the athletes from the host country are the last to enter the stadium.
Because Greece is where the ancient Olympics were held,
Olympic protocol states the first athletes that enter the stadium during the opening ceremony are those from Greece in recognition of Greece being the home of the Olympics (where the Ancient Olympics first began).
i have tickets for an event starting at 2:30. Does anyone know what time can you enter ?
No Greece is the first one to enter because they discovered Olympia so they go first then it's in alphabetical order.