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Martial Arts Represents at Parade of Nations

Did you watch the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics?

If you thought you saw Judo or Taekwondo a lot last night, you were correct. In fact, of the 204 countries that joined the Parade of Nations, 29 of them had flag bearers competing in either of those two sports.

Being a flag bearer is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed upon an athlete before they even compete. Each country has the right to select their own flag bearer. Often countries pick an athlete based upon their fame or some significant contribution they may have made for the team.

The 29 bearers who participate in either Judo or Taekwondo were:

To round the night out, the Olympics Oath on behalf of the competitors was done by Sarah Stevenson, British Taekwondo participant and first medalist in the Olympics for her country with a Bronze in 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Congratulations to all athletes in the Olympics and thank you for representing Martial Arts so well during the Parade of Nations.

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