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Published : 2014-02-06 15:17
Updated : 2014-02-06 15:17

South Korean speedskaters train at the Adler Arena Skating Center during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday. (AP)

South Korea will be the 60th among 88 nations to enter the opening ceremony at the Sochi Winter Olympics, organizers said Thursday.

They said Greece, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games, will be the first to enter Fisht Olympic Stadium, where the ceremony is set to kick off at 8:14 p.m. Friday.

Russia, as the host nation, will be the last to march into the stadium. Other participating nations will enter in alphabetical order of their names in Russian.

South Korea will be under the official name, Republic of Korea, and will come in after Poland. Romania will follow South Korea.

South Korea will have its largest Winter Games delegation ever in Sochi, with 71 athletes and 49 officials. It has set out to win at least four gold medals to finish in the top 10 in the medal standings for the sixth time in the past seven Winter Olympics.

Speed skater Lee Kyou-hyuk, who will race in his sixth Olympics, will be the flag bearer for South Korea. (Yonhap News)

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