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Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 - Flag Bearers & Countries List!

Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony 2016 - Flag Bearers & Countries List!

The 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony is set to kick off later tonight and there will be over 200 countries represented in the event!

During the Parade of Nations, athletes from each country will march through Maracana Stadium with one special athlete given the opportunity to hold the flag.

It is tradition for Greece to start the parade and for the host nation (Brazil this year) to close it out.

Some of the famous flag bearers you can expect to see are USA’s Michael Phelps, Great Britain’s Andy Murray, Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, and Spain’s Rafael Nadal.

Tune in to NBC to watch the opening ceremony on a one-hour delay starting at 8pm EST!

Click inside to see the full list of flag bearers and the order of countries…

1 Greece – Sofia Bekatorou (Sailing)
2 Afghanistan – Kamia Yousufi (Athletics)
3 South Africa – Wayde van Niekerk (Athletics)
4 Albania – Luiza Gega (Athletics)
5 Germany – Timo Boll (Table tennis)
6 Andorra – Laura Sallés (Judo)
7 Angola – Luísa Kiala (Handball)
8 Antigua and Barbuda
9 Saudi Arabia
10 Algeria – Sonia Asselah (Judo)
11 Argentina – Luis Scola (Basketball)
12 Armenia – Vahan Mkhitaryan (Swimming)
13 Aruba
14 Australia – Anna Meares (Cycling)
15 Austria – Liu Jia (Table tennis)
16 Azerbaijan – Teymur Mammadov (Boxing)
17 Bahamas
18 Bangladesh – Siddikur Rahman (Golf)
19 Barbados
20 Bahrain – Farhan Saleh (Swimming)
21 Belgium – Olivia Borlée (Athletics)
22 Belize – Brandon Jones (Athletics)
23 Benin – Yémi Apithy (Fencing)
24 Bermuda
25 Belarus – Vasil Kiryienka (Cycling)
26 Bolivia – Ángela Castro (Athletics)
27 Bosnia and Herzegovina – Amel Tuka (Athletics)
28 Botswana
29 Brunei Darussalam – Mohamed Fakhri Ismail (Athletics)
30 Bulgaria – Ivet Lalova (Athletics)
31 Burkina Faso
32 Burundi
33 Bhutan
34 Cape Verde
35 Cameroon – Wilfried Ntsengue (Boxing)
36 Cambodia – Sorn Seavmey (Taekwondo)
37 Canada – Rosannagh MacLennan (Gymnastics)
38 Qatar
39 Cayman Islands
40 Kazakhstan – Ruslan Zhaparov (Taekwondo)
41 Central African Republi
42 Chad – Bibiro Ali Taher (Athletics)
43 Chile – Érika Olivera (Athletics)
44 People’s Republic of China- Lei Sheng (Fencing)
45 Cyprus – Pavlos Kontides (Sailing)
46 Colombia – Yuri Alvear (Judo)
47 Comoros
48 Congo
49 Democratic Republic of the Congo – Rosa Keleku (Taekwondo)
50 Cook Islands- Ella Nicholas (Canoeing)
51 Republic of Korea – Gu Bon-gil (Fencing)
52 Ivory Coast – Murielle Ahouré (Athletics)
53 Costa Ric a- Nery Brenes (Athletics)
54 Croatia – Josip Pavić (Water polo)
55 Cuba – Mijaín López (Wrestling)
56 Denmark – Caroline Wozniacki (Tennis)
57 Djibouti
58 Dominica
59 Dominican Republic – Luguelín Santos (Athletics)
60 Egypt – Alaaeldin Abouelkassem (Fencing)
61 El Salvador – Lilian Castro (Shooting)
62 United Arab Emirates – Nada Al-Bedwawi (Swimming)
63 Ecuador – Andrés Chocho (Athletics)
64 Eritrea
65 Slovakia – Danka Barteková (Shooting)
66 Slovenia – Vasilij Žbogar (Sailing)
67 Spain – Rafael Nadal (Tennis)
68 Federated States of Micronesia – Jennifer Chieng (Boxing)
69 United States of America – Michael Phelps (Swimming)
70 Estonia – Karl-Martin Rammo (Sailing)
71 Ethiopia – Tsgabu Grmay (Cycling)
72 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – Anastasija Bogdanovski (Swimming)
73 Fiji – Osea Kolinisau (Rugby sevens)
74 Philippines – Ian Lariba (Table tennis)
75 Finland – Tuuli Petäjä-Sirén (Sailing)
76 France – Teddy Riner (Judo)
77 Gabon – Anthony Obame (Taekwondo)
78 Gambia – Gina Bass (Athletics)
79 Ghana – Flings Owusu-Agyapong (Athletics)
80 Georgia – Avtandil Tchrikishvili (Judo)
81 Great Britain – Andy Murray (Tennis)
82 Grenada
83 Guam – Benjamin Schulte (Swimming)
84 Guatemala – Ana Sofía Gómez (Gymnastics)
85 Guyana
86 Guinea – Mamadama Bangoura (Judo)
87 Equatorial Guinea – Reïna-Flor Okori (Athletics)
88 Guinea-Bissau
89 Haiti – Asnage Castelly (Wrestling)
90 Honduras – Rolando Palacios (Athletics)
91 Hong Kong, China – Stephanie Au (Swimming)
92 Hungary -Áron Szilágyi (Fencing)
93 Yemen
94 Independent Olympic Participants
95 India – Abhinav Bindra (Shooting)
96 Indonesia – Maria Natalia Londa (Athletics)
97 Islamic Republic of Iran – Zahra Nemati (Archery)
98 Iraq – Waheed Abdul-Ridha (Boxing)
99 Ireland – Paddy Barnes (Boxing)
100 Iceland
101 Israel – Neta Rivkin (Gymnastics)
102 Italy – Federica Pellegrini (Swimming)
103 Jamaica – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Athletics)
104 Japan – Keisuke Ushiro (Athletics)
105 Jordan
106 Kiribati
107 Kosovo – Majlinda Kelmendi (Judo)
108 Lao People’s Democratic Republic
109 Lesotho
110 Latvia – Māris Štrombergs (Cycling)
111 Lebanon – Nacif Elias (Judo)
112 Liberia
113 Libya
114 Liechtenstein – Julia Hassler (Swimming)
115 Lithuania – Gintarė Scheidt (Sailing)
116 Luxembourg
117 Madagascar – Asaramanitra Ratiarison (Judo)
118 Malaysia – Lee Chong Wei (Badminton)
119 Malawi
120 Maldives – Aminath Shajan (Swimming)
121 Mali
122 Malta – Andrew Chetcuti (Swimming)
123 Morocco – Abdelkebir Ouaddar (Equestrian)
124 Marshall Islands
125 Mauritius – Kate Foo Kune (Badminton)
126 Mauritania
127 Mexico – Daniela Campuzano (Cycling)
128 Mozambique – Moçambique Joaquim Lobo (Canoeing)
129 Republic of Moldova – Nicolae Ceban (Wrestling)
130 Monaco – Yann Siccardi (Judo)
131 Mongolia – Temuulen Battulga (Judo)
132 Montenegro – Bojana Popović (Handball)
133 Myanmar
134 Namibia – Jonas Junias (Boxing)
135 Nauru
136 Nepal – Phupu Lhamu Khatri (Judo)
137 Nicaragua – Rafael Lacayo (Shooting)
138 Niger – Abdoul Razak Issoufou (Taekwondo)
139 Nigeria – Olufunke Oshonaike (Table tennis)
140 Norway – Ole Kristian Bryhn (Shooting)
141 New Zealand – Peter Burling (Sailing)
142 Oman
143 Netherlands – Jeroen Dubbeldam (Equestrian)
144 Palau
145 Palestine
146 Panama – Alonso Edward (Athletics)
147 Papua New Guinea – Ryan Pini (Swimming)
148 Pakistan – Shah Hussain Shah (Judo)
149 Paraguay – Julieta Granada (Golf)
150 Peru – Francisco Boza (Shooting)
151 Poland – Karol Bielecki (Handball)
152 Puerto Rico – Jaime Espinal (Wrestling)
153 Portugal – João Rodrigues (Sailing)
154 Kenya – Shehzana Anwar (Archery)
155 Kyrgyzstan – Erkin Adylbek Uulu (Boxing)
156 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
157 Romania – Cătălina Ponor (Gymnastics)
158 Rwanda – Adrien Niyonshuti (Cycling)
159 Russian Federation – Sergey Tetyukhin (Volleyball)
160 Solomon Islands
161 Samoa
162 American Samoa
163 San Marino- Arianna Perilli (Shooting)
164 Saint Lucia
165 Saint Kitts and Nevis
166 São Tomé and Príncipe- Romário Leitão (Athletics)
167 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
168 Senegal- Isabelle Sambou (Wrestling)
169 Sierra Leone
170 Serbia – Ivana Anđušić Maksimović (Shooting)
171 Seychelles – Rodney Govinden (Sailing)
172 Singapore – Derek Wong Zi Liang (Badminton)
173 Syria
174 Somalia
175 Sri Lanka – Anuradha Cooray (Athletics)
176 Swaziland
177 Sudan
178 South Sudan
179 Sweden – Therese Alshammar (Swimming)
180 Switzerland – Giulia Steingruber (Gymnastics)
181 Suriname – Soren Opti (Badminton)
182 Tajikistan – Dilshod Nazarov (Athletics)
183 Thailand – Ratchanok Intanon (Badminton)
184 Chinese Taipei – Isheau Wong (Equestrian)
185 Tanzania
186 Czech Republic – Lukáš Krpálek (Judo)
187 Timor-Leste
188 Togo – Adzo Kpossi (Swimming)
189 Tonga – Pita Taufatofua (Taekwondo)
190 Trinidad and Tobago – Keshorn Walcott (Athletics)
191 Tunisia – Oussama Mellouli (Swimming)
192 Turkmenistan
193 Turkey – Rıza Kayaalp (Wrestling)
194 Tuvalu – Etimoni Timuani (Athletics)
195 Ukraine – Mykola Milchev (Shooting)
196 Uganda
197 Uruguay – Dolores Moreira (Sailing)
198 Uzbekistan – Bakhodir Jalolov (Boxing)
199 Vanuatu – Yoshua Shing (Table tennis)
200 Venezuela – Rubén Limardo (Fencing)
201 Vietnam – Thành An (Fencing)
202 Virgin Islands – Cy Thompson (Sailing)
203 British Virgin Islands – Ashley Kelly (Athletics)
204 Zambia
205 Zimbabwe – Kirsty Coventry (Swimming)
206 Refugee Olympic Athletes – Yusra Mardini (Swimming)
207 Brazil – Yane Marques (Modern pentathlon)

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