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Time now for the parade of nations -- with a different flair this time.

A giant world map is being projected onto the floor of Fisht Olympic Stadium, rotating so that the athletes appear to enter the ceremony from their part of the globe.

Greece comes first, by tradition, as the host of the first Olympics. Russia, as host nation, goes last. The rest are organized by the Cyrillic alphabet. (Hope you've brushed up!)