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Here Is The Order Of The Parade Of Nations During The Opening Ceremony

Because the Russian alphabet is different than the English one.

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In case you didn’t know, the Russian alphabet isn’t the same as the English alphabet, which means the order of the Parade of Nations is going to be a little different this year because it will be in Russian alphabetical order. So to help you understand when your favorite team is up, here is the order in which the nations will be entering the arena:

Greece
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Albania
Andorra
Argentina
Armenia
British Virgin Islands
Belarus
Belgium
Bermuda
Bulgaria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Macedonia
Great Britain
Hungary
Venezuela
Virgin Islands
Germany
Hong Kong
Georgia
Denmark
Dominica
Zimbabwe
Israel
Iran
Ireland
Iceland
Spain
Italy
Kazakhstan
Cayman Islands
Canada
Cyprus
Kyrgyzstan
China
Latvia
Lebanon
Lithuania
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Morocco
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Independent Participants
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Paraguay
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Korea
Romania
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
United States of America
Tajikistan
Thailand
Chinese Taipei
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Turkey
Uzbekistan
Ukraine
Philippines
Finland
France
Croatia
Montenegro
Czech Republic
Chile
Switzerland
Sweden
Estonia
Jamaica
Japan
Russia

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