Vlaggende athletes, speechende bobo’s and lots of spectacle. Around the Dutch noon starts in the South Korean Pyeongchang for the opening ceremony of the 23rd Olympic Winter games.
Pyeongchang olympic stadium
Especially for the opening and closing ceremony built. In march will also find the ceremonies of the Paralympic Games will take place. Then breaks South Korea the stadium again.
The fire of the torch, the olympic flame lighting is traditionally used in the Greek Olympia inflamed. In a relay race, the torch is transferred to Pyeongchang. The Greek cross-country skier Apostolos Angelis was the first torchbearer. Who the latter is and so, the olympic flame should ignite, will remain secret until the beginning of the ceremony.
The olympic oath
An athlete from the organizing country promises contained herein on behalf of all participating athletes, coaches and officials that they abide by the rules of Play will keep. Participants laid by Pierre de Coubertin written oath for the first time during the olympic Games of 1920 in Antwerp.
Order of entry
The countries come in alphabetical order in the stadium binnengewandeld. Please note, this is the order in the language of the host country. Exceptions are the delegations of Greece and the organizing country. The Greeks may be the first within, the home team last.
Sprinter Jan Smeekens wearing the national jersey. ,,It gives me a sense of appreciation for who I am and what I do,” said Smeekens in a tweet of his team LottoJumbo. ,,I will be with a lot of pride with the flag waving during the opening ceremony.”
Who is the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang to attend must be up warm. The organising committee expects the coldest Winter in thirty years. The stadium has no roof, so the wind chill can drop to -14 degrees.
Traditionally, declares the head of state of the organizing country of the Olympic Games for open. In Pyeongchang, this task is then also reserved for president Moon Jae-in.
Olympics: opening Ceremony, 11.50 hours • NPO 1