He International Olympic Committee decided this tuesday modify the traditional order of the parade of nations during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympicsgiving more relevance to France and the United States, hosts of the appointments of 2024 and 2028.
He usual protocol states that different delegations parade alphabetically in the language of the host country, except the delegation of Greece, cradle of Olympism, which opens the march, and that of host country, that the closure.
For the Tokyo Games, the IOC established that Japan keep putting the brooch to the parade, but preceded by France, host of Paris 2024 Games and by U.S, which will house in Los Angeles of 2028. «This modification is intended to give more visibility to future host countries»explained Mark Adams, spokesperson for the IOC.
The refugee team, which will be present for the second time in a Summer Games after Rio 2016, will enter second place after Greece.