Watching the Paralympic Parade of Nations in Primetime? Here’s When Each Team Arrives

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TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 24: Members of the Refugee Paralympic Team participate in the parade of nations during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 24, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The Tokyo Paralympics kicked off in spectacular fashion on Tuesday, but if you missed the festivities, you still have one more opportunity to watch this year’s opening ceremony. For the first time ever, the Paralympics will be aired in primetime, starting tonight at 7 p.m. ET, when NBCSN will replay coverage of the Paralympic opening ceremony. (Remember, Japan is 13 hours ahead of the East Coast of the United States, so events that air in primetime are often repackaged for American viewers.) Like in Paralympics past, the opening ceremony in Tokyo begins with a powerful performance, followed by the Parade of Nations made up of 162 delegations, who they enter the stadium behind their country’s flag.

This year, the Refugee Paralympic Team is the first group to arrive. The rest of the parade follows suit, with most countries entering in the order of the Japanese alphabet. The last three teams to enter are the future and current host countries: the United States (which will host the Paralympics in 2028), France (the hosts for 2024), and Japan. Curious about the rest? We’ve compiled a complete list of the 162 teams participating in this year’s Paralympics, in the order they appear, so you know exactly when to expect your teams to arrive.

  1. Refugee Paralympic Team
  2. Iceland
  3. Ireland
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Afghanistan (Carried in by a volunteer as a symbol of “solidarity and peace.”)
  6. United Arab Emirates
  7. Algeria
  8. Argentina
  9. Aruba
  10. Armenia
  11. Angola
  12. Yemen
  13. Israel
  14. Italy
  15. Iraq
  16. Iran
  17. India
  18. Indonesia
  19. Uganda
  20. Ukraine
  21. Uzbekistan
  22. Uruguay
  23. Great Britain
  24. Ecuador
  25. Egypt
  26. Estonia
  27. Ethiopia
  28. Russian Paralympic Committee
  29. El Salvador
  30. Australia
  31. Austria
  32. Oman
  33. Netherlands
  34. Ghana
  35. Cape Verde
  36. Guyana
  37. Kazakhstan
  38. Qatar
  39. Canada
  40. Gabon
  41. Cameroon
  42. Gambia
  43. Cambodia
  44. North Macedonia
  45. Guinea
  46. Guinea-Bissau
  47. Cyprus
  48. Cuba
  49. Greece
  50. Kyrgyzstan
  51. Guatemala
  52. Kuwait
  53. Grenada
  54. Croatia
  55. Kenya
  56. Côte d’Ivoire
  57. Costa Rica
  58. Colombia
  59. Congo
  60. Democratic Republic of the Congo
  61. Saudi Arabia
  62. São Tomé and Príncipe
  63. Zambia
  64. Sierra Leone
  65. Jamaica
  66. Georgia
  67. Syria
  68. Singapore
  69. Zimbabwe
  70. Switzerland
  71. Sweden
  72. Spain
  73. Sri Lanka
  74. Slovakia
  75. Slovenia
  76. Senegal
  77. Serbia
  78. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  79. Somalia
  80. Solomon Islands
  81. Thailand
  82. South Korea
  83. Chinese Taipei
  84. Tajikistan
  85. Tanzania
  86. Czech Republic
  87. Central African Republic
  88. China
  89. Tunisia
  90. Chile
  91. Denmark
  92. Germany
  93. Togo
  94. Dominican Republic
  95. Turkey
  96. Nigeria
  97. Namibia
  98. Nicaragua
  99. Niger
  100. New Zealand
  101. Nepal
  102. Norway
  103. Bahrain
  104. Haiti
  105. Pakistan
  106. Panama
  107. Papua New Guinea
  108. Bermuda
  109. Paraguay
  110. Barbados
  111. Palestine
  112. Hungary
  113. Bhutan
  114. Fiji
  115. Philippines
  116. Finland
  117. Puerto Rico
  118. Brazil
  119. Bulgaria
  120. Burkina Faso
  121. Brunei
  122. Burundi
  123. Vietnam
  124. Benin
  125. Venezuela
  126. Belarus
  127. Peru
  128. Belgium
  129. Poland
  130. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  131. Botswana
  132. Portugal
  133. Hong Kong
  134. Honduras
  135. Madagascar
  136. Malawi
  137. Mali
  138. Malta
  139. Malaysia
  140. South Africa
  141. Mexico
  142. Mauritius
  143. Mozambique
  144. Maldives
  145. Moldova
  146. Morocco
  147. Mongolia
  148. Montenegro
  149. Jordan
  150. Laos
  151. Latvia
  152. Lithuania
  153. Libya
  154. Liberia
  155. Romania
  156. Luxembourg
  157. Rwanda
  158. Lesotho
  159. Lebanon
  160. United States
  161. France
  162. Japan

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