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Beijing 2008 Olympics Parade Of Nations Order  
User currently onlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6900 times:

Finally found it! It was from wikipedia, which I know some of you find unreliable, but this is true. Heres the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Su...mer_Olympics_national_flag_bearers

I know it says flag bearers but is in the order they will enter the stadium Friday night.

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User currently offlineBwest From Belgium, joined Jul 2006, 1370 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6861 times:

Hah! Just added the Belgian flag bearer  Smile


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User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2699 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6848 times:



Quoting QantasA333 (Thread starter):

I found this bit interesting;

"Nations are "alphabetized" in order of the number of strokes in the first character of the country's name in Chinese."

I was curious as to how they would fill in the order from Greece to China, for as far as I know, the Chinese language does not have an alphabet like many other languages.

The phonetic pronunciations of some of the countries are pretty cool as well. Kinda sounds like me when I'm drunk   !

New Zealand - Xīn Xīlán
Australia - Aòdàlìyà
Puerto-Rico - Bōduō Lígè
Zimbabwe - Jīnbābùwéi

Regards, JetMech

[Edited 2008-08-06 01:39:37]


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User currently offlineCgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1157 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6805 times:

Cool. I was curious about the order as well. Despite the whole Tibet thing (which I fully support) I'm looking foward to the opening ceromonies very much.


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User currently offlineBubbles From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1195 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6788 times:
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Quoting JetMech (Reply 2):
in order of the number of strokes in the first character of the country's name in Chinese.

The order is not based on phonetic pronunciations. Instead it's all based on strokes in Simplified Chinese characters. For example, the first character of Malta in Chinese has 4 strokes. So Malta is listed ahead of Canada whose first character in Chinese has 5 strokes.

_Hongyin_


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26534 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6743 times:

Interesting that Lopez Lomong was chosen as the US flag bearer. I wonder how much the Chinese will enjoy a member of Team Darfur marching right in front of them (and not dipping the flag)


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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6005 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6713 times:

Gotta love a non-anglisized alphabet, it's always good for screwing up the order Big grin

Sad that North & South Korea won't be marching together this time, I always thought it a nice touch, even if they were competing against each other at the actual events.


User currently onlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 6645 times:



Quoting CPH-R (Reply 6):

Sad that North & South Korea won't be marching together this time, I always thought it a nice touch, even if they were competing against each other at the actual events.

They will march together, there is just going to be 2 members (1 from each North & South) who will carry the flag in together under the name of Korea


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