Greece leads the Olympic parade in Beijing

Judo Olympic gold medalist in Athens, Ilias Iliadis, bears the Greek flag and leads the country’s team in yesterday’s Olympic Games opening ceremony in Beijing. The action begins today with several Greek athletes beginning their events. Evangelia Psarra and Elpida Romantzi start first in fencing, along with gymnast Vlassis Maras. Giorgos Gazis (boxing), Aimilios Papathanassiou and the national Yngling team (sailing) follow.