The flagbearers for the Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

Please find below the link to the list of flagbearers for the 205 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team participating in the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad.

Tokyo Olympic Stadium © Getty Images 2021

For the first time ever, each NOC was invited to select one female and one male athlete to jointly carry their flag during the Opening Ceremony.

The flagbearers are listed in their order of entry into the stadium.

List of flagbearers for the 205 NOCs and the IOC Refugee Olympic Team

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