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!