As one of the smallest delegations of athletes participating in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, the U.S. Territory of Guam’s 13th member team was the 88th nation of 204 to enter the “Bird’s Nest” arena for the Opening Ceremonies.
Flag bearer for Team Guam was Ric Blas, Jr. , Judo, was visibly moved and honored by the event. Guam has a population of over 150,000 people and is located in the Western Pacific Ocean, in the area of rhe world known as Micronesia. Known historically for its role in one of WWII’s most siginificant battles, Guam has become a major tourist center.
The Guam atheletes will also be competing in swimming, wrestling, sprinting and paddling. Please refer to my earlier blog at: https://tasithoughts.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/guams-olympic-team-prepares-for-beijing/