The Associated Press
Associated Press

The parade of athletes seems to be moving more quickly than usual, with the Olympians moving in step with drums.

It's a beautiful night, and everyone just seems to be floating on the cool air of the stadium — savoring their moment. They are waving and mugging for the camera — can mom see me at home? They are so glorious in their national costumes, matched to their flags, so proud.

— Danica Kirka —


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