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Leaders attending Sochi Olympics opening ceremony

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • February 7, 2014 - 10:25 AM

Olympics organizers say the following heads of state and dignitaries will attend the opening ceremony of the winter games, according to the Russia news agency RIA-Novosti. The Associated Press has not been able to independently verify each person listed as attending.

Thomas Bach, President, International Olympic Committee.

Prince Feisal Bin Al Hussein, Jordan.

Grand Duke Henri, Luxembourg.

Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Qatar.

Prince Albert, Monaco.

Crown Prince Frederick, Denmark.

Filip Vujanovic, president of Montenegro.

Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, President of Iceland.

Ban Ki-moon, U.N. general-secretary.

Tomislav Nikolic, president of Serbia.

Xi Jinping, president of China.

Algirdas Butkevicius, prime minister of Lithuania.

Andris Berzins, president of Latvia.

Plamen Oresharski, prime minister of Bulgaria.

Najib Mikati, caretaker prime minister of Lebanon.

Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, president of Mongolia.

Sauli Niinisto, president of Finland.

Adrian Hasler, prime minister of Liechtenstein.

Andrus Ansip, prime minister of Estonia.

Milos Zeman, president of the Czech Republic.

Kim Yong Nam, chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea.

Karolos Papoulias, president of Greece.

Ilham Aliyev, president of Azerbaijan.

Hamid Karzai, president of Afghanistan.

Serge Sarkisian, president of Armenia.

Abdelilah Benkirane, prime minister of Morocco.

Iurie Leanca, prime minister of Moldova.

Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe.

Didier Burkhalter, president of Switzerland.

Victor Ponta, prime minister of Romania.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, president of Kazakhstan.

Gjorge Ivanov, president of Macedonia.

Ivo Josipovic, president of Croatia.

Almazbek Atambayev, president of Kyrgyzstan.

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, IOC member.

Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands.

Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov, president of Turkmenistan.

Werner Faymann, chancellor of Austria.

Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan.

Enrico Letta, prime minister of Italy.

Emomali Rahmon, president of Tajikistan.

Viktor Yanukovych, president of Ukraine.

Janos Ader, president of Hungary.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister of Turkey.

Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus.

Ivan Gasparovic, president of Slovakia.

King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden.

Erna Solberg, prime minister of Norway.

Jyrki Katainen, prime minister of Finland.

King Harald V of Norway.

Ivica Dacic, prime minister of Serbia.

Rosen Plevneliev, president of Bulgaria.

Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan.

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