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I got CCTV4 on my cable service, which means is very probable that i can watch the entire opening ceremony Live without commercial cuts and comments (well i guess so, since the channel has transmitted all the imporant events surrounding Beijing 2008 such as the unveling of the torch and the countdowns, not mentioning the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony which was transmitted entirely. I mean, if they cover a less important event like that, why not the Olympics xD)

Anyway there are other two national channels here which will transmit the olympics, altough i would prefer watching the great sho of August 8 on CCTV4

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Aren't they going live? why to shorten the whole thing?

Nope, both in Athens and Sydney, they did it taped, to show in Prime Time 8 pm east 7 pm central. So they edit what they want, for commercials. Believe me I was so disappointed not to see my country.

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Seamus, because the OC is not all that important to many people. And who will be watching at 2:00 am in the morning? Economically, it doesn't make sense for the network.

Chapin, yeah, as for the smaller nations, unfortunately, because how many people really care for San Marino or Tuvalu or the Maldives, the smaller nations get cut out because the advertisers have to have their time. That's a fact of life.

Now, if the Guatemalans marched out in something snazzy or wacky -- like you know they always show the Mongolians because their guys walk in w/ just a thong. So maybe if the Guatemalans march in with some gimmick -- either bare-breated women or have those Groucho Marx masks :lol: , certainly NBC will probably not cut them out!!

I mean, here in the east coast, it would be 8am. I'm sure providing a live feed with no commentary would be a good filler of time for channels like Universal HD, which air alot of repeats. Knowing NBC, they wouldn't do it.

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I mean, here in the east coast, it would be 8am. I'm sure providing a live feed with no commentary would be a good filler of time for channels like Universal HD, which air alot of repeats. Knowing NBC, they wouldn't do it.

The only time they've aired an OCs live on the East Coast non-primetime -- was the Lake Placid 1980 Opening. That was around 2:00 or 3:00 pm. I remember because I got special permission to watch it live in the Conference Room of the ad agency I was working for in NYC at that time. And of course that's because it was a major New York (up)State event.

Otherwise, only another US-based Olympics merits a live telecast of the Ceremonies.

That's just a fact of life.

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SORRY GUYS~ CCTV 4/CCTV 9 are not allowed to broadcast the OC becasue of CCTV broadcast rights only limited within China's Mainland.

So you got to tune in the offical broadcastors of your nations to watch/ BBC UK~

WTF???? :blink: you got to be kidding me. CCTV 4 transmitted a lot of events related to the Beijing 2008 olympics, why are they not going to show up the OC??? I don't get it O__O

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WTF???? :blink: you got to be kidding me. CCTV 4 transmitted a lot of events related to the Beijing 2008 olympics, why are they not going to show up the OC??? I don't get it O__O

No~because they got to pay for your nations to air any of the olympics games coverage potentially doesn't fit in IOC broadcasting regulations.

That's a painstaking job and expesive move.

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WTF???? :blink: you got to be kidding me. CCTV 4 transmitted a lot of events related to the Beijing 2008 olympics, why are they not going to show up the OC??? I don't get it O__O

Haven't you seen that CCTV's channels that air internationally have begun to run notices saying that they will not air Olympic events outside of China because of IOC regulations. For example, NBC bought the rights to broadcast the Games (that doesn’t include more trivial things like the unveiling of the torch) in the US, so therefore only NBC can broadcast the Games in the US, no one else. The BBC bought the rights to broadcast the Games in the UK, so therefore only the BBC has the right to broadcast the Games in the UK. Etc...

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ANOTHER POTENTIAL LEAKED NEWS.

SARAH BRIGHTMAN

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The singer for the theme tune of Barcelona 1992 arrived from London to Beijing yesterday. Usually she would pick a better hotel to stay in the city but this time she particularly moved just next the Bird's Nest Stadium

And her assistances already went into the rehearsal place helping to test the sound system. And also it's been told she is currently practising the Chinese pronunciations.

And world famous Chinese pianoist Lang Lang also joining the same hotel with Jackie Chan and other A-list stars in a few days

So one question is remain... it's going to be her to sing for the Beijing's theme tune?

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the complete Parade of Nations list (or almost complete, as Iraq isn't on there) can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Summer_O...al_flag_bearers.

Or, if you're too lazy to go there:

rder ↓ Nation ↓ Chinese name Flag bearer ↓ Sport ↓

1 Greece Greece (GRE) 希腊 Ilias Iliadis[1] Judo

2 Guinea Guinea (GUI) 几内亚

3 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau (GBS) 几内亚比绍

4 Turkey Turkey (TUR) 土耳其

5 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (TKM) 土库曼斯坦 Guvanch Nurmuhamedov[2] Judo

6 Yemen Yemen (YEM) 也门

7 Maldives Maldives (MDV) 马尔代夫

8 Malta Malta (MLT) 马耳他 Marcon Bezzina[3] Judo

9 Madagascar Madagascar (MAD) 马达加斯加

10 Malaysia Malaysia (MAS) 马来西亚 Azizul Hasni Awang[4] Cycling (track)

11 Mali Mali (MLI) 马里 Daba Modibo Keita[5] Taekwondo

12 Malawi Malawi (MAW) 马拉维

13 FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia (MKD) 马其顿 Atanas Nikolovski[6] Canoe / Kayak (slalom)

14 Marshall Islands Marshall Islands (MHL) 马绍尔群岛 Waylon Muller[7] Wrestling

15 Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (CAY) 开曼群岛

16 Bhutan Bhutan (BHU) 不丹

17 Ecuador Ecuador (ECU) 厄瓜多尔

18 Eritrea Eritrea (ERI) 厄立特里亚

19 Jamaica Jamaica (JAM) 牙买加

20 Belgium Belgium (BEL) 比利时

21 Vanuatu Vanuatu (VAN) 瓦努阿图 Priscila Tommy[8] Table tennis

22 Israel Israel (ISR) 以色列 Michael Kolganov[9] Canoe / Kayak (flatwater)

23 Japan Japan (JPN) 日本 Ai Fukuhara[10] Table tennis

24 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (TPE) 中华台北

25 Central African Republic Central African Republic (CAF) 中非

26 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China (HKG) 中国香港

27 Gambia Gambia (GAM) 冈比亚

28 Benin Benin (BEN) 贝宁

29 Mauritius Mauritius (MRI) 毛里求斯

30 Mauritania Mauritania (MTN) 毛里塔尼亚

31 Denmark Denmark (DEN) 丹麦 Joachim B. Olsen[11] Athletics (shot put)

32 Uganda Uganda (UGA) 乌干达

33 Ukraine Ukraine (UKR) 乌克兰 Yana Klochkova[12] Swimming

34 Uruguay Uruguay (URU) 乌拉圭 Alejandro Foglia[13] Sailing (Laser)

35 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (UZB) 乌兹别克斯坦

36 Brunei Brunei (BRU) 文莱

37 Barbados Barbados (BAR) 巴巴多斯

38 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (PNG) 巴布亚新几内亚

39 Brazil Brazil (BRA) 巴西 Robert Scheidt[14] Sailing (Star)

40 Paraguay Paraguay (PAR) 巴拉圭 Víctor Fatecha[15] Athletics (javelin throw)

41 Bahrain Bahrain (BRN) 巴林 Rakia Al Gassra[16] Athletics (sprints)

42 Bahamas Bahamas (BAH) 巴哈马

43 Panama Panama (PAN) 巴拿马 Irving Saladino[17] Athletics (long jump)

44 Pakistan Pakistan (PAK) 巴基斯坦 Zeeshan Ashraf [18] Field hockey

45 Palestine Palestine (PLE) 巴勒斯坦

46 Cuba Cuba (CUB) 古巴 Mijail Lopez[19] Wrestling (Greco-Roman)

47 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (BUR) 布基纳法索

48 Burundi Burundi (BDI) 布隆迪

49 Timor-Leste Timor-Leste (TLS) 东帝汶

50 Qatar Qatar (QAT) 卡塔尔

51 Rwanda Rwanda (RWA) 卢旺达

52 Luxembourg Luxembourg (LUX) 卢森堡

53 Chad Chad (CHA) 乍得

54 Belarus Belarus (BLR) 白俄罗斯

55 India India (IND) 印度

56 Indonesia Indonesia (INA) 印度尼西亚

57 Lithuania Lithuania (LTU) 立陶宛 Šarūnas Jasikevičius[20] Basketball

58 Niger Niger (NIG) 尼日尔

59 Nigeria Nigeria (NGR) 尼日利亚

60 Nicaragua Nicaragua (NCA) 尼加拉瓜 Alexis Arguello[21]

61 Nepal Nepal (NEP) 尼泊尔

62 Ghana Ghana (GHA) 加纳

63 Canada Canada (CAN) 加拿大  Adam van Koeverden[22] Canoe / Kayak (flatwater)

64 Gabon Gabon (GAB) 加蓬

65 San Marino San Marino (SMR) 圣马力诺

66 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) 圣文森特和格林纳丁斯

67 Saint Lucia Saint Lucia (LCA) 圣卢西亚

68 São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) 圣多美和普林西比

69 Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 圣基茨和尼维斯

70 Guyana Guyana (GUY) 圭亚那

71 Djibouti Djibouti (DJI) 吉布提

72 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 吉尔吉斯斯坦

73 Laos Laos (LAO) 老挝

74 Armenia Armenia (ARM) 亚美尼亚 Albert Azaryan[23] Gymnastics (coach)

75 Spain Spain (ESP) 西班牙 David Cal Figueroa[24] Canoe / Kayak (flatwater)

76 Bermuda Bermuda (BER) 百慕大

77 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein (LIE) 列支敦士登

78 Congo Congo (CGO) 刚果(布)

79 DR Congo DR Congo (COD) 刚果(金)

80 Iran Iran (IRI) 伊朗 Homa Hosseini[25] Rowing

81 Guatemala Guatemala (GUA) 危地马拉 Kevin Cordon Buezo[26] Badminton

82 Hungary Hungary (HUN) 匈牙利 Zoltán Kammerer[27] Canoe / Kayak (flatwater)

83 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (DOM) 多米尼加共和国

84 Dominica Dominica (DMA) 多米尼克

85 Togo Togo (TOG) 多哥

86 Iceland Iceland (ISL) 冰岛

87 Guam Guam (GUM) 关岛

88 Angola Angola (ANG) 安哥拉

89 Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) 安提瓜和巴布达

90 Andorra Andorra (AND) 安道尔

91 Tonga Tonga (TGA) 汤加

92 Jordan Jordan (JOR) 约旦

93 Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) 赤道几内亚

94 Finland Finland (FIN) 芬兰

95 Croatia Croatia (CRO) 克罗地亚 Ivano Balić[28] Handball

96 Sudan Sudan (SUD) 苏丹

97 Suriname Suriname (SUR) 苏里南

98 Libya Libya (LBA) 利比亚 Mohamed Ben Saleh[29] Judo

99 Liberia Liberia (LBR) 利比里亚

100 Belize Belize (BIZ) 伯利兹

101 Cape Verde Cape Verde (CPV) 佛得角

102 Cook Islands Cook Islands (COK) 库克群岛

103 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia (KSA) 沙特

104 Algeria Algeria (ALG) 阿尔及利亚

105 Albania Albania (ALB) 阿尔巴尼亚 Sahit Prizreni Wrestling (Freestyle)

106 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates (UAE) 阿联酋 Maitha bint Mohammed Al Maktoum[30] Taekwondo

107 Argentina Argentina (ARG) 阿根廷 Manu Ginóbili[31] Basketball

108 Oman Oman (OMA) 阿曼

109 Aruba Aruba (ARU) 阿鲁巴

110 Afghanistan Afghanistan (AFG) 阿富汗

111 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan (AZE) 阿塞拜疆

112 Namibia Namibia (NAM) 纳米比亚

113 Tanzania Tanzania (TAN) 坦桑尼亚

114 Latvia Latvia (LAT) 拉脱维亚

115 Great Britain Great Britain (GBR) 英国

116 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands (IVB) 英属维尔京群岛

117 Kenya Kenya (KEN) 肯尼亚

118 Romania Romania (ROU) 罗马尼亚 Valeria Bese[32] Handball

119 Palau Palau (PLW) 帕劳

120 Tuvalu Tuvalu (TUV) 图瓦卢

121 Venezuela Venezuela (VEN) 委内瑞拉

122 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands (SOL) 所罗门群岛 Wendy Hale[33] Weightlifting

123 France France (FRA) 法国 Tony Estanguet[34] Canoe / Kayak (slalom)

124 Poland Poland (POL) 波兰 Marek Twardowski[35] Canoe / Kayak (flatwater)

125 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (PUR) 波多黎各 McWilliams Arroyo Judo

126 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 波黑 Amel Mekić[36] Judo

127 Bangladesh Bangladesh (BAN) 孟加拉国

128 Bolivia Bolivia (BOL) 玻利维亚

129 Norway Norway (NOR) 挪威

130 South Africa South Africa (RSA) 南非

131 Cambodia Cambodia (CAM) 柬埔寨

132 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (KAZ) 哈萨克斯坦 Bakhtiyar Artayev[37] Boxing

133 Kuwait Kuwait (KUW) 科威特

134 Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire (CIV) 科特迪瓦

135 Comoros Comoros (COM) 科摩罗

136 Bulgaria Bulgaria (BUL) 保加利亚

137 Russia Russia (RUS) 俄罗斯 Andrei Kirilenko[38] Basketball

138 Syria Syria (SYR) 叙利亚

139 United States United States (USA) 美国

140 Virgin Islands Virgin Islands (ISV) 美属维尔京群岛

141 American Samoa American Samoa (ASA) 美属萨摩亚

142 Honduras Honduras (HON) 洪都拉斯

143 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe (ZIM) 津巴布韦

144 Tunisia Tunisia (TUN) 突尼斯

145 Thailand Thailand (THA) 泰国 Manus Boonjumnong[39] Boxing

146 Egypt Egypt (EGY) 埃及

147 Ethiopia Ethiopia (ETH) 埃塞俄比亚

148 Lesotho Lesotho (LES) 莱索托

149 Mozambique Mozambique (MOZ) 莫桑比克

150 Netherlands Netherlands (NED) 荷兰

151 Netherlands Antilles Netherlands Antilles (AHO) 荷属安的列斯

152 Grenada Grenada (GRN) 格林纳达

153 Georgia Georgia (GEO) 格鲁吉亚

154 Somalia Somalia (SOM) 索马里

155 Colombia Colombia (COL) 哥伦比亚 María Luisa Calle[40] Cycling (track)

156 Costa Rica Costa Rica (CRC) 哥斯达黎加

157 Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 特立尼达和多巴哥

158 Peru Peru (PER) 秘鲁 Sixto Barrera[41] Wrestling (Greco-Roman)

159 Ireland Ireland (IRL) 爱尔兰 Ciara Peelo[42] Sailing (Laser Radial)

160 Estonia Estonia (EST) 爱沙尼亚 Martin Padar[43] Judo

161 Haiti Haiti (HAI) 海地

162 Czech Republic Czech Republic (CZE) 捷克

163 Kiribati Kiribati (KIR) 基里巴斯

164 Philippines Philippines (PHI) 菲律宾 Manny Pacquiao[44]

165 El Salvador El Salvador (ESA) 萨尔瓦多

166 Samoa Samoa (SAM) 萨摩亚

167 Micronesia Micronesia (FSM) 密克罗尼西亚联邦

168 Tajikistan Tajikistan (TJK) 塔吉克斯坦

169 Vietnam Vietnam (VIE) 越南

170 Botswana Botswana (BOT) 博茨瓦纳

171 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka (SRI) 斯里兰卡 Susanthika Jayasinghe[45] Athletics (sprints)

172 Swaziland Swaziland (SWZ) 斯威士兰

173 Slovenia Slovenia (SLO) 斯洛文尼亚

174 Slovakia Slovakia (SVK) 斯洛伐克 Elena Kaliská[46] Canoe / Kayak (slalom)

175 Portugal Portugal (POR) 葡萄牙

176 South Korea South Korea (KOR) 韩国 Jang Sung-Ho[47] Judo

177 North Korea North Korea (PRK) 朝鲜

178 Fiji Fiji (FIJ) 斐济 Makelesi Bulikiobo[48] Athletics (sprints)

179 Cameroon Cameroon (CMR) 喀麦隆 Frank Moussima[49] Judo

180 Montenegro Montenegro (MNE) 黑山

181 Chile Chile (CHI) 智利 Fernando González[50] Tennis

182 Austria Austria (AUT) 奥地利 Hans-Peter Steinacher[51] Sailing (Tornado)

183 Myanmar Myanmar (MYA) 缅甸

184 Switzerland Switzerland (SUI) 瑞士 Roger Federer[52] Tennis

185 Sweden Sweden (SWE) 瑞典

186 Nauru Nauru (NRU) 瑙鲁

187 Mongolia Mongolia (MGL) 蒙古 Mahgal Bayarjavhlan[53] Judo

188 Singapore Singapore (SIN) 新加坡 Li Jiawei[54] Table tennis

189 New Zealand New Zealand (NZL) 新西兰

190 Italy Italy (ITA) 意大利 Antonio Rossi[55] Canoe / Kayak (flatwater)

191 Senegal Senegal (SEN) 塞内加尔

192 Serbia Serbia (SRB) 塞尔维亚 Jasna Šekarić[56] Shooting

193 Seychelles Seychelles (SEY) 塞舌尔

194 Sierra Leone Sierra Leone (SLE) 塞拉利昂

195 Cyprus Cyprus (CYP) 塞浦路斯

196 Mexico Mexico (MEX) 墨西哥 Paola Espinosa[57] Diving

197 Lebanon Lebanon (LIB) 黎巴嫩

198 Germany Germany (GER) 德国

199 Moldova Moldova (MDA) 摩尔多瓦

200 Monaco Monaco (MON) 摩纳哥

201 Morocco Morocco (MAR) 摩洛哥

202 Australia Australia (AUS) 澳大利亚

203 Zambia Zambia (ZAM) 赞比亚

204 China China (CHN) 中国

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the complete Parade of Nations list (or almost complete, as Iraq isn't on there) can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Summer_O...al_flag_bearers.

Or, if you're too lazy to go there:

rder ↓ Nation ↓ Chinese name Flag bearer ↓ Sport ↓

1 Greece Greece (GRE) 希腊 Ilias Iliadis[1] Judo

2 Guinea Guinea (GUI) 几内亚

3 Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau (GBS) 几内亚比绍

4 Turkey Turkey (TUR) 土耳其

5 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan (TKM) 土库曼斯坦 Guvanch Nurmuhamedov[2] Judo

6 Yemen Yemen (YEM) 也门

7 Maldives Maldives (MDV) 马尔代夫

8 Malta Malta (MLT) 马耳他 Marcon Bezzina[3] Judo

9 Madagascar Madagascar (MAD) 马达加斯加

10 Malaysia Malaysia (MAS) 马来西亚 Azizul Hasni Awang[4] Cycling (track)

11 Mali Mali (MLI) 马里 Daba Modibo Keita[5] Taekwondo

12 Malawi Malawi (MAW) 马拉维

13 FYR Macedonia FYR Macedonia (MKD) 马其顿 Atanas Nikolovski[6] Canoe / Kayak (slalom)

14 Marshall Islands Marshall Islands (MHL) 马绍尔群岛 Waylon Muller[7] Wrestling

15 Cayman Islands Cayman Islands (CAY) 开曼群岛

16 Bhutan Bhutan (BHU) 不丹

17 Ecuador Ecuador (ECU) 厄瓜多尔

18 Eritrea Eritrea (ERI) 厄立特里亚

19 Jamaica Jamaica (JAM) 牙买加

20 Belgium Belgium (BEL) 比利时

21 Vanuatu Vanuatu (VAN) 瓦努阿图 Priscila Tommy[8] Table tennis

22 Israel Israel (ISR) 以色列 Michael Kolganov[9] Canoe / Kayak (flatwater)

23 Japan Japan (JPN) 日本 Ai Fukuhara[10] Table tennis

24 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei (TPE) 中华台北

25 Central African Republic Central African Republic (CAF) 中非

26 Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China (HKG) 中国香港

27 Gambia Gambia (GAM) 冈比亚

28 Benin Benin (BEN) 贝宁

29 Mauritius Mauritius (MRI) 毛里求斯

30 Mauritania Mauritania (MTN) 毛里塔尼亚

31 Denmark Denmark (DEN) 丹麦 Joachim B. Olsen[11] Athletics (shot put)

32 Uganda Uganda (UGA) 乌干达

33 Ukraine Ukraine (UKR) 乌克兰 Yana Klochkova[12] Swimming

34 Uruguay Uruguay (URU) 乌拉圭 Alejandro Foglia[13] Sailing (Laser)

35 Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (UZB) 乌兹别克斯坦

36 Brunei Brunei (BRU) 文莱

37 Barbados Barbados (BAR) 巴巴多斯

38 Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea (PNG) 巴布亚新几内亚

39 Brazil Brazil (BRA) 巴西 Robert Scheidt[14] Sailing (Star)

40 Paraguay Paraguay (PAR) 巴拉圭 Víctor Fatecha[15] Athletics (javelin throw)

41 Bahrain Bahrain (BRN) 巴林 Rakia Al Gassra[16] Athletics (sprints)

42 Bahamas Bahamas (BAH) 巴哈马

43 Panama Panama (PAN) 巴拿马 Irving Saladino[17] Athletics (long jump)

44 Pakistan Pakistan (PAK) 巴基斯坦 Zeeshan Ashraf [18] Field hockey

45 Palestine Palestine (PLE) 巴勒斯坦

46 Cuba Cuba (CUB) 古巴 Mijail Lopez[19] Wrestling (Greco-Roman)

47 Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (BUR) 布基纳法索

48 Burundi Burundi (BDI) 布隆迪

49 Timor-Leste Timor-Leste (TLS) 东帝汶

50 Qatar Qatar (QAT) 卡塔尔

51 Rwanda Rwanda (RWA) 卢旺达

52 Luxembourg Luxembourg (LUX) 卢森堡

53 Chad Chad (CHA) 乍得

54 Belarus Belarus (BLR) 白俄罗斯

55 India India (IND) 印度

56 Indonesia Indonesia (INA) 印度尼西亚

57 Lithuania Lithuania (LTU) 立陶宛 Šarūnas Jasikevičius[20] Basketball

58 Niger Niger (NIG) 尼日尔

59 Nigeria Nigeria (NGR) 尼日利亚

60 Nicaragua Nicaragua (NCA) 尼加拉瓜 Alexis Arguello[21]

61 Nepal Nepal (NEP) 尼泊尔

62 Ghana Ghana (GHA) 加纳

63 Canada Canada (CAN) 加拿大  Adam van Koeverden[22] Canoe / Kayak (flatwater)

64 Gabon Gabon (GAB) 加蓬

65 San Marino San Marino (SMR) 圣马力诺

66 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) 圣文森特和格林纳丁斯

67 Saint Lucia Saint Lucia (LCA) 圣卢西亚

68 São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) 圣多美和普林西比

69 Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) 圣基茨和尼维斯

70 Guyana Guyana (GUY) 圭亚那

71 Djibouti Djibouti (DJI) 吉布提

72 Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 吉尔吉斯斯坦

73 Laos Laos (LAO) 老挝

74 Armenia Armenia (ARM) 亚美尼亚 Albert Azaryan[23] Gymnastics (coach)

75 Spain Spain (ESP) 西班牙 David Cal Figueroa[24] Canoe / Kayak (flatwater)

76 Bermuda Bermuda (BER) 百慕大

77 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein (LIE) 列支敦士登

78 Congo Congo (CGO) 刚果(布)

79 DR Congo DR Congo (COD) 刚果(金)

80 Iran Iran (IRI) 伊朗 Homa Hosseini[25] Rowing

81 Guatemala Guatemala (GUA) 危地马拉 Kevin Cordon Buezo[26] Badminton

82 Hungary Hungary (HUN) 匈牙利 Zoltán Kammerer[27] Canoe / Kayak (flatwater)

83 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic (DOM) 多米尼加共和国

84 Dominica Dominica (DMA) 多米尼克

85 Togo Togo (TOG) 多哥

86 Iceland Iceland (ISL) 冰岛

87 Guam Guam (GUM) 关岛

88 Angola

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204 China China (CHN) 中国

wow~great~I am glad my version is not that far away from the official one.~

where's IRAQ?

:P

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Not again.... O_____O. Is not that she's a bad singer but, didn't she already sang on Atlanta 1996? Why again?

Because Sarah Brightman is one of the 3 Olympic muses. Ceremonies alternate between her, Celine Dion and Gloria Estefan.

I would be surprised if Ma Ma-Yo (the famed cellist) will not perform in these Beijing Ceremonies.

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I hate NBC's coverage of the Olympics. The stuff they show on the cable networks are all fine, but it seems like on NBC they show 10 seconds of coverage, cut to a commercial, and come back with some sappy story about some athlete overcoming some sort of overblown adversity. It give me the urge to beat Bob Costas upside the head with a four-iron.

During the Opening Ceremony, no doubt NBC will cut decent portions of the Parade of Nations out. After all, nobody in America cares about the Maldives, right? (sarcasm) They did it in Athens, and they'll do it again in Beijing. The only small nations NBC seems to show during the Parade are the ones stuck around America in the order, or the small ones Bob Costas can mis-pronounce and make fun of, like Kiribati or Sao Tome & Principe.

I don't think any of the NBC cable subsidiaries (USA, MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo, etc..) in America will show the Opening Ceremony live at 8:00 am (which is when it'll air on the East Coast). HOWEVER, thank God for me I live close enough to Canada to pick up the CBC on my local cable. Not only will they show the Opening Ceremony uncut (or at the very least with far less commercials than NBC), but they'll show it LIVE at 8:00 am.

As for the opening ceremony itself, any thoughts on who'll light the cauldron/be the last torch runner? Will it be some Chinese athlete from days-gone-by that nobody here knows about? Will it be Yao Ming, the world's most recognizable and most popular Chinese athlete? or will it be the re-animated corpse of Mao??

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I doubt it'll be Yao Ming. He's big and all, but the Chinese really care about medals, especially Gold. He hasn't won any.

If they've managed to talk him into missing a day of training (the reason he kept saying t he couldn't do it), then my money is on Liu Xiang. Huge star in China, current Olympic Champion, lots of attention from the media during the Games no doubt, and his situation reminds me of Cathy Freeman’s.

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