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Sochi Opening Ceremony: Team USA makes its entrance

Feb 7, 2014, 12:43 PM EDT

According to NBCOlympics.com’s Nick Zaccardi, the order of the Parade of Nations in tonight’s Opening Ceremony was set by the Russian alphabet. That meant the entrance for the U.S. Olympic Team, while still relatively late, came slightly quicker than normal (after Slovenia but before Tajikistan).

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With the 66th spot in the order of 88 nations, the Americans – with Nordic combined competitor and six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick as their flag bearer – have made their way into Fisht Olympic Stadium. Remember to visit NBCOlympics.com to see how they’re celebrating the occasion on social media.

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Todd Lodwick flies the flag as Team USA enters the Sochi Olympic Opening Ceremony. Photo: Getty Images

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Team USA makes their walk into Fisht Olympic Stadium. Photo: Getty Images

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U.S. snowboarder Shaun White (right, with camera) gives a wave. Photo: Getty Images

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Figure skaters Maia Shibutani (second from right) and Gracie Gold (far right) enjoy the festivities. Photo: Getty Images

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