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1984  Los Angeles Summer Olympics

1984 Summer Olympics - National Flag Bearers

1984 Summer Olympics national flag bearers

During the Parade of Nations portion of the 1984 Summer 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.

Parade order

As the nation of the first modern Olympic Games, Greece entered the stadium first; whereas, the host nation of the United States marched last. Other countries entered in alphabetical order in the language of the host country (English), according with tradition and IOC guidelines.

Whilst most countries entered under their short names, a few entered under more formal or alternative names, mostly due to political and naming disputes. The Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan) entered with the compromised name and flag of "Chinese Taipei" under T so that they did not enter together with conflicting People's Republic of China (commonly known as China), which entered as the "People's Republic of China" under C.

A record of 140 nations entered the stadium with a combined total of 7,078 athletes. Eighteen nations made their Olympic debut, namely Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, British Virgin Islands, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Grenada, Mauritania, Mauritius, North Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Rwanda, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and the United Arab Emirates. The People's Republic of China made its first appearance at the Summer Olympics since 1952, while the Republic of China participated for the first time under the name Chinese Taipei as a result of the IOC agreement. Thirteen countries, namely Afghanistan, Angola, Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Ethiopia, German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Laos, Mongolia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Poland, and Vietnam, joined the Soviet Union on a boycott of these Games, in retaliation for the U.S.-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. Apart from the People's Republic of China, Romania and Yugoslavia were among the Socialist countries to disregard the boycott and attend the Games. Albania, Iran and Libya did not also compete the Games, citing political reasons.

Notable flag bearers in the opening ceremony featured the following athletes: six-time Olympian and Star sailor Hubert Raudaschl (Austria); defending Olympic champions Stelios Mygiakis (Greece) in Greco-Roman wrestling, Esko Rechardt in Finn sailing, Angelo Parisi (France) in heavyweight judo, Sara Simeoni (Italy) in women's high jump, Corneliu Ion (Romania) in rapid fire pistol shooting, and Alejandro Abascal in the Flying Dutchman; middle-distance runner and 1976 Olympic champion John Walker; dressage rider Christine Stückelberger (Switzerland); professional basketball player Dražen Dalipagić (Yugoslavia), who led his men's team to capture the gold medal in Moscow four years earlier; and hammer thrower Edward Burke (United States), who competed in his third appearance since the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

List

The following is a list of each country's announced flag bearer. The list is sorted by the order in which each nation appears in the parade of nations. This table is sortable by country name (in English), the flag bearer's name, and the flag bearer's sport. The names are given in their official designations by the IOC.

Order Nation Flag bearer Sport
1  Greece (GRE) Stelios Mygiakis Wrestling
2  Algeria (ALG) Abdelkrim Bendjemil Handball
3  Andorra (AND) Joan Tomàs Roca Shooting
4  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Lester Benjamin Athletics
5  Argentina (ARG) Ricardo Ibarra Rowing
6  Australia (AUS) Wayne Roycroft Equestrian
7  Austria (AUT) Hubert Raudaschl Sailing
8  Bahamas (BAH) Bradley Cooper Athletics
9  Bahrain (BRN) Youssef Mubarak Official
10  Bangladesh (BAN) Saidur Rahman Dawn Athletics
11  Barbados (BAR) Charles Pile Cycling
12  Belgium (BEL) Edgar Henri Cuepper Equestrian
13  Belize (BIZ) Lindford Gillitt Cycling
14  Benin (BEN) Firmin Abissi Boxing
15  Bermuda (BER) Clarence Saunders Athletics
16  Bhutan (BHU) Thinley Dorji Archery
17  Bolivia (BOL) Saúl Mendoza Fencing
18  Botswana (BOT) Norman Mangoye Official
19  Brazil (BRA) Eduardo de Souza Sailing
20  British Virgin Islands (IVB) Lindel Hodge Athletics
21  Burma (BIR) Zaw Latt Boxing
22  Cameroon (CMR) Issa Hayatou Official
23  Canada (CAN) Alex Baumann Swimming
24  Cayman Islands (CAY) Carson Ebanks Sailing
25  Central African Republic (CAF) André Marie Sayet Boxing (coach)
26  Chad (CHA) Ousman Miangoto Athletics
27  Chile (CHI) Carlos Rossi Sailing
28  China (CHN) Wang Libin Basketball
29  Colombia (COL) Pablo Restrepo Swimming
30  Republic of the Congo (CGO) Simone Nkabou Chef de mission
31  Costa Rica (CRC) Mariano Lara Shooting
32  Cyprus (CYP) Marios Kassianidis Athletics
33  Denmark (DEN) Michael Markussen Cycling
34  Djibouti (DJI) Djama Robleh Athletics
35  Dominican Republic (DOM) Pedro Nolasco Boxing
36  Ecuador (ECU) Brigitte Morillo Equestrian
37  Egypt (EGY) Mohamed Sayed Soliman Basketball
38  El Salvador (ESA) Kriscia García Athletics
39  Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) Secundino Borabota Athletics
40  Fiji (FIJ) Viliame Takayawa Judo
41  Finland (FIN) Esko Rechardt Sailing
42  France (FRA) Angelo Parisi Judo
43  Gabon (GAB) Odette Mistoul Athletics
44  The Gambia (GAM) Oumar Fye Athletics
45  West Germany (FRG) Wilhelm Kuhweide Sailing
46  Ghana (GHA) Makarios Djan Athletics
47  Great Britain (GBR) Lucinda Green Equestrian
48  Grenada (GRN) Bernard Wilson Boxing
49  Guatemala (GUA) Oswaldo Méndez Equestrian
50  Guinea (GUI) Abdoullaye Diallo Judo
51  Guyana (GUY) Earl Haley Athletics
52  Haiti (HAI) Ronald Agénor Tennis
53  Honduras (HON) Carlos Solo Judo
54  Hong Kong (HKG) Solomon Lee Shooting
55  Iceland (ISL) Einar Vilhjálmsson Athletics
56  India (IND) Zafar Iqbal Field hockey
57  Indonesia (INA) Lukman Niode Swimming
58  Iraq (IRQ) Ismail Salman Boxing
59  Ireland (IRL) Gerry Mullins Equestrian
60  Israel (ISR) Zehava Shmueli Athletics
61  Italy (ITA) Sara Simeoni Athletics
62  Ivory Coast (CIV) Avognan Nogboum Athletics
63  Jamaica (JAM) Bertland Cameron Athletics
64  Japan (JPN) Shigenobu Murofushi Athletics
65  Jordan (JOR) Mourad Barakat Chef de mission
66  Kenya (KEN) James Omondi Boxing
67  South Korea (KOR) Ha Hyung-Joo Judo
68  Kuwait (KUW) Tareq Al-Ghareeb Judo
69  Lebanon (LIB) Toni Khouri Chef de mission
70  Lesotho (LES) Mochochonono Mokhutlole Chef de mission
71  Liberia (LBR) Wallace Obey Athletics
72  Liechtenstein (LIE) Manuela Marxer Athletics
73  Luxembourg (LUX) Jeannette Goergen Archery
74  Madagascar (MAD) Jean-Luc Bezoky Boxing
75  Malawi (MAW) Fletcher Kapito Boxing
76  Malaysia (MAS) Sabiahmad Abdullah Ahad Shooting
77  Mali (MLI) Karamoke Kory Konte Chef de mission
78  Malta (MLT) Peter Bonello Sailing
79  Mauritania (MTN) Oumar Samba Sy Wrestling
80  Mauritius (MRI) Vivian Coralie Athletics
81  Mexico (MEX) Ivar Sisniega Modern pentathlon
82  Monaco (MON) Jean-Luc Adorno Swimming
83  Morocco (MAR) Lahcen Samsam Akka Athletics
84  Mozambique (MOZ) Daniel Firmino Official
85  Nepal (NEP) Khadga Ranabhat Official
86  Netherlands (NED) Ton Buunk Water polo
87  Netherlands Antilles (AHO) Evert Kroon Swimming
88  New Zealand (NZL) John Walker Athletics
89  Nicaragua (NCA) Gustavo Herrera Official
90  Niger (NIG) Boubagar Soumana Boxing
91  Nigeria (NGR) Yusuf Alli Athletics
92  Norway (NOR) Alf Hansen Rowing
93  Oman (OMA) Mohamed Al-Busaidi Official
94  Pakistan (PAK) Manzoor Hussain Field hockey
95  Panama (PAN) José Díaz López Weightlifting
96  Papua New Guinea (PNG) Iammogapi Launa Athletics
97  Paraguay (PAR) Max Narváez Judo
98  Peru (PER) Edwin Vásquez Shooting (official)
99  Philippines (PHI) Isidro del Prado Athletics
100  Portugal (POR) António Roquete Judo
101  Puerto Rico (PUR) Fernando Cañales Swimming
102  Qatar (QAT) Wahed Salem Athletics
103  Romania (ROM) Corneliu Ion Shooting
104  Rwanda (RWA) Emmanuel Twagirayezu Athletics (coach)
105  San Marino (SMR) Maurizio Zonzini Gymnastics
106  Saudi Arabia (KSA) Safaq Al-Anzi Shooting
107  Senegal (SEN) Amadou Ciré Baal Shooting
108  Seychelles (SEY) Denis Rose Athletics
109  Sierra Leone (SLE) David Sawyerr Athletics
110  Singapore (SIN) Ang Peng Siong Swimming
111  Solomon Islands (SOL) Leslie Ata Weightlifting
112  Somalia (SOM) Abdi Bile Athletics
113  Spain (ESP) Alejandro Abascal Sailing
114  Sri Lanka (SRI) Lalin Jirasinha Sailing
115  Sudan (SUD) Abdul Al-Lalif Official
116  Suriname (SUR) Siegfried Cruden Athletics
117  Swaziland (SWZ) Lenford Dlamine Official
118  Sweden (SWE) Hans Svensson Rowing
119  Switzerland (SUI) Christine Stückelberger Equestrian
120  Syria (SYR) Joseph Atiyeh Wrestling
121  Chinese Taipei (TPE) Lee Fu-an Athletics
122  Tanzania (TAN) Michael Nassoro Boxing
123  Thailand (THA) Rangsit Yanothai Shooting
124  Togo (TOG) Denou Koffi Athletics
125  Tonga (TGA) Fine Sani Boxing
126  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Hasely Crawford Athletics
127  Tunisia (TUN) Fethi Baccouche Athletics
128  Turkey (TUR) Semra Aksu Athletics
129  Uganda (UGA) Ruth Kyalisima Athletics
130  United Arab Emirates (UAE) Mubarak Ismail Athletics
131  Uruguay (URU) Carlos Peinado Basketball
132  Venezuela (VEN) William Wuycke Athletics
133  Virgin Islands (ISV) Jodie Lawaetz Swimming
134  Samoa (SAM) Apelu Ioane Boxing
135  North Yemen (YAR) Ahmed Al-Ozari Official
136  Yugoslavia (YUG) Dražen Dalipagić Basketball
137  Zaire (ZAI) Christine Bakombo Athletics
138  Zambia (ZAM) Dave Lishebo Athletics
139  Zimbabwe (ZIM) Zephaniah Ncube Athletics
140  United States (USA) Edward Burke Athletics

 

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