The Anthems

Anthems symbolize so much within the Olympics–and your celebration. Let’s go with the obvious first: Medal ceremonies. It’s pretty awesome when someone from a small country takes a medal, and it’s even cooler to hear an anthem from a country you can barely locate on the map. Their tears become your tears. If you’re so verklempt you miss the anthem (or, heaven forbid, the networks not show the ceremony), you can relive it at home.

But before the IOC doles out any medals, we’ve got some Opening Ceremonies to celebrate. Have your guests enter to a barrage of anthems. Assign a country to each guest and have them bring a dish from that country.

We’ve collected all the anthems for you to enjoy — Olympians are all winners in our book!

IOC Anthem

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Andorra

Angola

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Australia

Austria

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzogovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei (Brunei Darussalam)

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cayman Islands

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China (People’s Republic of China)

Chinese Taipei

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cote d’Ivoire

Croatia

Cuba

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia

Fiji

Finland

France

Gabon

Gambia

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Great Britain

Greece

Grenada

Guam

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong, China

Hungary

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran)

Iraq

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kosovo

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Lao (Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

Latvia

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macedonia (The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia)

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Malta

Marshall Islands

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mexico

Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia)

Moldova (Republic of Moldova)

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

Netherlands

New Zealand

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)

Norway

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Romania

Russia (Russian Federation)

Rwanda

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

San Marino

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Korea

South Sudan

Spain

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria (Syrian Arab Republic)

Tajikistan

Tanzania (United Republic of Tanzania)

Thailand

Timor-Leste (Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste)

Togo

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uruguay

US Virgin Islands

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe