2002 Winter Olympics national flag bearers


During the Parade of Nations portion of the 2002 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, athletes from each country participating in the Olympics paraded in the arena, preceded by their flag. The flag was borne by a sportsperson from that country chosen either by the National Olympic Committee or by the athletes themselves to represent their country.[1][2][3] Costa Rica didn't march in the parade, but still compete in the Games.[4]

List


Order Nation Flag bearer Sport
1 Greece (GRE)Lefteris FafalisCross country
2 Andorra (AND)Victor GomezAlpine skiing
3 Argentina (ARG)Cristian Javier Simari BirknerAlpine skiing
4 Armenia (ARM)Arsen HarutyunyanAlpine skiing
5 Australia (AUS)Adrian CostaFreestyle skiing
6 Austria (AUT)Angelika NeunerLuge
7 Azerbaijan (AZE)Sergei RylovFigure skating
8 Belarus (BLR)Oleg RyzhenkovBiathlon
9 Belgium (BEL)Simon Van VosselShort track
10 Bermuda (BER)Patrick SingletonLuge
11 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)Enis BećirbegovićAlpine skiing
12 Brazil (BRA)Mirella ArnholdAlpine skiing
13 Bulgaria (BUL)Stefan GeorgievAlpine skiing
14 Cameroon (CMR)Isaac MenyoliCross country
15 Canada (CAN)Catriona Le May DoanSpeed skating
16 Chile (CHI)Anita IrarrázabalAlpine skiing
17 China (CHN)Zhang MinFigure skating
18 Croatia (CRO)Janica KostelicAlpine skiing
19 Cyprus (CYP)Theodoros ChristodoulouAlpine skiing
20 Czech Republic (CZE)Ales ValentaFreestyle skiing
21 Denmark (DEN)Ulrik SchmidtCurling
22 Estonia (EST)Allar LevandiNordic Combined
23 Fiji (FIJ)Laurence ThomsAlpine skiing
24 Finland (FIN)Toni NieminenSki jumping
25 Macedonia (MKD)Jana NikolovskaAlpine skiing
26 France (FRA)Carole MontilletAlpine skiing
27 Georgia (GEO)Sofia AkhmeteliAlpine skiing
28 Germany (GER)Hilde GergAlpine skiing
29 Great Britain (GBR)Michael DixonBiathlon
30 Hong Kong (HKG)Cordia Po Yee TsoiShort track
31 Hungary (HUN)Krisztina EgyedSpeed skating
32 Iceland (ISL)Dagny Linda KristjansdottirAlpine skiing
33 India (IND)Shiva KeshavanLuge
34 Iran (IRI)Bagher KalhorAlpine skiing
35 Ireland (IRL)Tamsen McGarryAlpine skiing
36 Israel (ISR)Galit ChaitIce dancing
37 Italy (ITA)Isolde KostnerAlpine skiing
38 Jamaica (JAM)Winston WattBobsleigh
39 Japan (JPN)Eriko SanmiyaSpeed skating
40 Kazakhstan (KAZ)Radik BikchantayevSpeed skating
41 Kenya (KEN)Phillipe BoitCross country
42 South Korea (KOR)Seung-Wook HurAlpine skiing
43 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)Dimitri ChvykovSki jumping
44 Latvia (LAT)Harijs VītoliņšIce hockey
45 Lebanon (LIB)Chirine NjeimAlpine skiing
46 Liechtenstein (LIE)Marco BuchelAlpine skiing
47 Lithuania (LTU)Ricardas PanavasCross country
48 Mexico (MEX)Roberto ThamesBobsleigh
49 Moldova (MDA)Jon BucsaCross country
50 Monaco (MON)Jean-François CalmesBobsleigh
51 Mongolia (MGL)Jargal ErdenetulkhuurCross country
52 Nepal (NEP)Jay KhadkaCross country
53 Netherlands (NED)Nicolien SaurbreijSnowboard
54 New Zealand (NZL)Angela PaulLuge
55 Norway (NOR)Liv Grete Skjelbreid PoireeBiathlon
56 Poland (POL)Mariusz SiudekFigure skating
57 Puerto Rico (PUR)Manuel RepolletBobsleigh
58 Romania (ROM)Éva TófalviBiathlon
59 Russia (RUS)Alexei ProkourorovCross country
60 San Marino (SMR)Gian Matteo GiordaniAlpine skiing
61 Slovakia (SVK)Robert PetrovickyIce hockey
62 Slovenia (SLO)Dejan KosirSnowboard
63 South Africa (RSA)Alex HeathAlpine skiing
64 Spain (ESP)Iker FernandezSnowboard
65 Sweden (SWE)Magdalena ForsbergBiathlon
66 Switzerland (SUI)Gian SimmenAlpine skiing
67 Chinese Taipei (TPE)Lin Chui-Bin Luge
68 Tajikistan (TJK)Gafar MirzoyevOfficial
69 Thailand (THA)Prawat NagvajaraCross country
70 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)Gregory SunBobsleigh
71 Turkey (TUR)Atakan AlaftargilAlpine skiing
72 Ukraine (UKR)Olena PetrovickyBiathlon
73 Uzbekistan (UZB)Kamil VrumbaevAlpine skiing
74 Venezuela (VEN)Iginia BoccalandroLuge
75 Virgin Islands (ISV)Dinah BrowneLuge
76 Yugoslavia (YUG)Jelena LolovicAlpine skiing
77 United States (USA)Amy PetersonShort track

References


  1. "The XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City" (PDF). Olympic.org. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  2. "Salt Lake 2002 Legacy".
  3. "salt-lake-city-2002-winter-olympics".
  4. "Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 7 July 2019.