The Opening Ceremony last Friday was an amazing experience. There were several figure skaters who had the pleasure of carrying the flag!
Kevin van der Perren was the first of the figure skaters to enter the arena carrying the flag of Belgium. A name you might not know, Ri Song-Chol, carried the flag for DPR Korea (North and South Korea are not competing under the unified flag at these Olympics), and he will be competing in figure skating. Julia Sebestyen held the flag for Hungary. Alexandra Zaretski carried Israel's flag. The final figure skater to enter the arena was Stéphane Lambiel. Of all the flag bearers, from any country, he looked the happiest! He had a grin from ear to ear and swung the flag from side-to-side with great enthusiasm.
Lots more Olympics to come and the Pairs Short Program is tonight!