Olympics: Greece leads players' parade in opening ceremony

Greece, the traditional hosts of the Olympics, led the 204 nations and their athletes into the Olympic Stadium in the opening ceremony in London on Friday.
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Updated on Jul 28, 2012 03:11 AM IST
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IANS | By HT Correspondent, London

Greece, the traditional hosts of the Olympics, led the 204 nations and their athletes into the Olympic Stadium in the opening ceremony in London on Friday.


Taekwondo fighter Alexandros Nikolaidis led Greece's parade. Nikolaidis is hoping to improve on his silver medal finish in the Beijing Games, reports Xinhua.

The Greek delegation is without triple jumper Voula Papachristou, who was kicked out of the Olympics Wednesday for her Twitter comments mocking African immigrants.

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