Salt Lake City. With seven athletes the international luge family had the third biggest share of flag bearers at the festive opening ceremony of the XIX. Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. The only sports with more athletes representing their countries carrying their national flags were alpine (27) and cross-country skiing (9).

No doubt, the most popular flag bearer for luge was Angelika Neuner (Austria), who won the Olympic silver medal in 1992 and bronze in 1998. Patrick Singleton (Bermuda), Shiva Keshevan (India), Angela Paul (New Zealand), Chui-Bin Lin (Taipeh), Iginia Boccalandro (Venezuela) and Dinah Browne (Virgin Islands) also had the honor to lead their teams as they marched into Rice Eccles Stadium.