Greek Paralympians enter proudly in parade of nations at Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony

 

The Tokyo Paralympics kicked off yesterday with an impressive opening ceremony which saw  Greek athletes enter the stadium with teams from the rest of the world, with the Refugee Paralympic team entering the stadium first.

One year after they were also cancelled, the Tokyo Paralympic Games are taking place at a time when Japanese society is very anxious with the worst outbreak of the coronavirus so far.


(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The world’s greatest sport show will be held from August 24 to September 5, with  Greek athletes participating who will compete in 11 sports.


The flag bearers of the Greek Paralympic team are Athanasios Konstantinidis and Anna Denta.

Order of the Parade of Nations at the Opening Ceremony:

  1. Refugee Paralympic team
  2. Iceland
  3. Ireland
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Afghanistan (Introduced by a volunteer as a symbol of “solidarity and peace.”)
  6. United Arab Emirates
  7. Algeria
  8. Argentina
  9. Aruba
  10. Armenia
  11. Angola
  12. Yemen
  13. Israel
  14. Italy
  15. Iraq
  16. Iran
  17. India
  18. Indonesia
  19. Uganda
  20. Ukraine
  21. Uzbekistan
  22. Uruguay
  23. Great Britain
  24. Ecuador
  25. Egypt
  26. Estonia
  27. Ethiopia
  28. The Russian Paralympic Committee
  29. The Savior
  30. Australia
  31. Austria
  32. Oman
  33. Netherlands
  34. Ghana
  35. Cape Verde
  36. Guyana
  37. Kazakhstan
  38. Qatar
  39. Canada
  40. Gabon
  41. Cameroon
  42. Gambia
  43. Cambodia
  44. Northern Macedonia
  45. Guinea
  46. Guinea-Bissau
  47. Cyprus
  48. Cuba
  49. Greece
  50. Kyrgyzstan
  51. Guatemala
  52. Kuwait
  53. Grenada
  54. Croatia
  55. Kenya
  56. Ivory Coast
  57. Costa Rica
  58. Colombia
  59. Congo
  60. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  61. Saudi Arabia
  62. Sao Tome and Principe
  63. Zambia
  64. Sierra Leone
  65. Jamaica
  66. Georgia
  67. Syria
  68. Singapore
  69. Zimbabwe
  70. Switzerland
  71. Sweden
  72. Spain
  73. Sri Lanka
  74. Slovakia
  75. Slovenia
  76. Senegal
  77. Serbia
  78. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  79. Somalia
  80. Solomon Islands
  81. Thailand
  82. South Korea
  83. Chinese Taipei
  84. Tajikistan
  85. Tanzania
  86. Czech Republic
  87. Central African Republic
  88. China
  89. Tunisia
  90. Chile
  91. Denmark
  92. Germany
  93. Go
  94. Dominican Republic
  95. Turkey
  96. Nigeria
  97. Namibia
  98. Nicaragua
  99. Niger
  100. New Zealand
  101. Nepal
  102. Norway
  103. Bahrain
  104. Haiti
  105. Pakistan
  106. Panama
  107. Papua New Guinea
  108. Bermuda
  109. Paraguay
  110. Barbados
  111. Palestine
  112. Hungary
  113. Fiji
  114. Phillipines
  115. Finland
  116. Bhutan
  117. Puerto Rico
  118. Faroe Islands
  119. Brazil
  120. Bulgaria
  121. Burkina Faso
  122. Burundi
  123. Virgin Islands
  124. Vietnam
  125. Benin
  126. Venezuela
  127. Belarus
  128. Peru
  129. Belgium
  130. Poland
  131. Bosnia Herzegovina
  132. Botswana
  133. Portugal
  134. Hong Kong
  135. Honduras
  136. Madagascar
  137. Malawi
  138. Mali
  139. Malta
  140. South Africa
  141. Mexico
  142. Mauritius
  143. Mozambique
  144. Maldives
  145. Moldova
  146. Morocco
  147. Mongolia
  148. Malaysia
  149. Montenegro
  150. Jordan
  151. Laos
  152. Latvia
  153. Lithuania
  154. Libya
  155. Liberia
  156. Romania
  157. Luxembourg
  158. Rwanda
  159. Lesotho
  160. Lebanon
  161. United States
  162. France
  163. Japan