Flag bearers for the London Olympics

Each country has a process of choosing flag bearers for the Olympic opening ceremony's 'Parade of Nations'. Here are some of the athletes who will be leading their team into the London 2012 Olympic stadium with patriotic pride. -- By Tiara Chiaramonte

Foto de archivo del 31 de marzo de 2012 del jugador de los Lakers de Los Angeles y la selección española de basquetbol, Pau Gasol. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas, File)

USOC Portrait Shoot

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Fencer Mariel Zagunis poses for a portrait during the USOC Portrait Shoot at Smashbox West Hollywood on November 16, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images for USOC)

Chris Hoy Of Great Britain Celebrates Getty Images

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrates with his Bronze Medal in the Men's Sprint final during day four of the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships at Hisense Arena on April 7, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Five

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: Maria Sharapova of Russia returns the ball during her Ladies' singles third round match against Su-Wei Hsieh of Taipei on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Luciana Aymar e un cinismo spaventoso

12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Day Five

BERLIN - AUGUST 19: Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's 800 Metres Final during day five of the 12th IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

The Championships - Wimbledon 2012: Day Eleven

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Novak Djokovic of Serbia shows his dejection during his Gentlemen's Singles semi final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 8 - Wrestling

BEIJING - AUGUST 16: Saori Yoshida of Japan poses with her gold medal after defeating Xu Li of China in the women's 55kg freestyle wrestling event held at the China Agriculture University Gymnasium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Global Champion Tour 2012 In Cannes - Day 3

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 16: Rodrigo Pessoa competes in the the '31st International Cannes Jumping' - Global Champions Tour 2012 on June 16, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)

Gold Medalist Katie Taylor Of Ireland Poses AFP/Getty Images

Gold medalist Katie Taylor of Ireland poses as she stands on the podium of the lightweight 60kg category at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao on May 19, 2012. Eight places in the three Olympic weight categories, flyweight, lightweight and middleweight, are up for grabs at the world championships, with another four awarded to small and developing countries. AFP PHOTO / Ed JonesEd Jones/AFP/GettyImages

Olympics - Opening Ceremony

BEIJING - AUGUST 08: James Tomkins of the Australia Olympic rowing team carries his country's flag to lead out the delegation during the Opening Ceremony for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics at the National Stadium on August 8, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Ciutat de Barcelona - Fencing

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 09: Laura Flessel-Colovic of France looks on during the 36th International Ciutat de Barcelona World Cup Ladies Epee Fencing tournament at the INEFC Center on March 9, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)