Six Sailors Amongst Flagbearers At Beijing Games Opening Ceremony
Robert SCHEIDT will carry the flag for Brazil
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2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Six sailors will feature amongst the 204 flagbearers participating in the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.
The International Olympic Committee announced the list of the flagbearers for the 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) shortly before the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games at the National Stadium in Beijing at 20:08 on 8 August 2008.
The six sailors who will lead their national teams into the 'Bird's Nest' are:
Belgium - Sebastien GODEFROID
Uruguay - Alejandro FOGLIA
Brazil - Robert SCHEIDT
Indonesia - Gusti Made Oka SULAKSANA
Ireland - Ciara PEELO
Austria - Hans Peter STEINACHER
On the honour of being selected as flagbearer, PEELO commented, "The Olympic Games themselves are an inspiration. Honour will help to motivate me to do the best for my country at the Games."