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The Order of the Parade of Nations at the 2021 Olympics

The Olympic Parade of Nations Follows the Japanese Alphabet — Here's When Teams Arrive

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 23: Flag bearers Sue Bird and Eddy Alvarez of Team United States lead their team in during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Tokyo Olympics are officially underway! While the opening ceremony has already taken place — Japan is 13 hours ahead of the East Coast of the United States — the festivities will be aired again in primetime this evening, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Those just tuning in will be treated to a Parade of Nations consisting of 205 teams, as they promenade through Tokyo's Olympic Stadium behind their country's flag.

This year's Parade of Nations follows the traditional procession order, with Greece leading the pack and most of the other countries arriving in alphabetical order, according to the host nation's language. The only exceptions are the Refugee Olympic Team, who were bumped to the second slot for the Tokyo Olympics, and the future and current hosts of the Summer Olympics — the United States, France, and Japan — who arrive last.

So, when can you expect to cheer on your team? Here's a complete list of the 205 teams participating in this year's Parade of Nations, in the order they appear.

  1. Greece
  2. Refugee Olympic Team
  3. Iceland
  4. Ireland
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Afghanistan
  7. American Samoa
  8. Virgin Islands
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. Algeria
  11. Argentina
  12. Aruba
  13. Albania
  14. Armenia
  15. Angola
  16. Antigua and Barbuda
  17. Andorra
  18. Yemen
  19. Great Britain
  20. British Virgin Islands
  21. Israel
  22. Italy
  23. Iraq
  24. Iran
  25. India
  26. Indonesia
  27. Uganda
  28. Ukraine
  29. Uzbekistan
  30. Uruguay
  31. Ecuador
  32. Egypt
  33. Estonia
  34. Eswatini
  35. Ethiopia
  36. Eritrea
  37. El Salvador
  38. Australia
  39. Austria
  40. Oman
  41. Netherlands
  42. Ghana
  43. Cape Verde
  44. Guyana
  45. Kazakhstan
  46. Qatar
  47. Canada
  48. Gabon
  49. Cameroon
  50. The Gambia
  51. Cambodia
  52. North Macedonia
  53. Guinea
  54. Guinea-Bissau
  55. Cyprus
  56. Cuba
  57. Kiribati
  58. Kyrgyzstan
  59. Guatemala
  60. Guam
  61. Kuwait
  62. Cook Islands
  63. Grenada
  64. Croatia
  65. Cayman Islands
  66. Kenya
  67. Ivory Coast
  68. Costa Rica
  69. Kosovo
  70. Comoros
  71. Colombia
  72. Republic of the Congo
  73. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  74. Saudi Arabia
  75. Samoa
  76. São Tomé and Príncipe
  77. Zambia
  78. San Marino
  79. Sierra Leone
  80. Djibouti
  81. Jamaica
  82. Georgia
  83. Syria
  84. Singapore
  85. Zimbabwe
  86. Switzerland
  87. Sweden
  88. Sudan
  89. Spain
  90. Suriname
  91. Sri Lanka
  92. Slovakia
  93. Slovenia
  94. Seychelles
  95. Equatorial Guinea
  96. Senegal
  97. Serbia
  98. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  99. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  100. Saint Lucia
  101. Somalia
  102. Solomon Islands
  103. Thailand
  104. South Korea
  105. Chinese Taipei
  106. Tajikistan
  107. Tanzania
  108. Czech Republic
  109. Chad
  110. Central African Republic
  111. China
  112. Tunisia
  113. Chile
  114. Tuvalu
  115. Denmark
  116. Germany
  117. Togo
  118. Dominica
  119. Dominican Republic
  120. Trinidad and Tobago
  121. Turkmenistan
  122. Turkey
  123. Tonga
  124. Nigeria
  125. Nauru
  126. Namibia
  127. Nicaragua
  128. Niger
  129. New Zealand
  130. Nepal
  131. Norway
  132. Bahrain
  133. Haiti
  134. Pakistan
  135. Panama
  136. Vanuatu
  137. Bahamas
  138. Papua New Guinea
  139. Bermuda
  140. Palau
  141. Paraguay
  142. Barbados
  143. Palestine
  144. Hungary
  145. Bangladesh
  146. East Timor
  147. Bhutan
  148. Fiji
  149. Philippines
  150. Finland
  151. Puerto Rico
  152. Brazil
  153. Bulgaria
  154. Burkina Faso
  155. Brunei
  156. Burundi
  157. Vietnam
  158. Benin
  159. Venezuela
  160. Belarus
  161. Belize
  162. Peru
  163. Belgium
  164. Poland
  165. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  166. Botswana
  167. Bolivia
  168. Portugal
  169. Hong Kong
  170. Honduras
  171. Marshall Islands
  172. Madagascar
  173. Malawi
  174. Mali
  175. Malta
  176. Malaysia
  177. Federated States of Micronesia
  178. South Africa
  179. South Sudan
  180. Myanmar
  181. Mexico
  182. Mauritius
  183. Mauritania
  184. Mozambique
  185. Monaco
  186. Maldives
  187. Moldova
  188. Morocco
  189. Mongolia
  190. Montenegro
  191. Jordan
  192. Laos
  193. Latvia
  194. Lithuania
  195. Libya
  196. Liechtenstein
  197. Liberia
  198. Romania
  199. Luxembourg
  200. Rwanda
  201. Lesotho
  202. Lebanon
  203. United States
  204. France
  205. Japan
Image Source: Getty / Patrick Smith
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