The link below lists all the flagbearers for the 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the Independent Olympic Athletes participating in the Opening Ceremony of the XXX Games of the Olympiad. The flagbearers are listed in their order of entry into the stadium.
Fencer Mariel Zagunis is representing the United States which is a great choice – She may not be a household name, bu, Zagunis won gold in the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics in the individual sabre competition. What’s more, she’s favored to win the event again this summer.
Other women representing their country include tennis player Maria Sharapova carrying the flag for Russia, basketball player Lauren Jackson representing Australia, boxer Katie Taylor from Ireland and runner Caster Semenya from South Africa.
Will you be watching the opening ceremonies?