Kiribati in Olympic debut

Led by Chef de Mission Inatio Tanentoa and Flagbearer Meamea Thomas (Weightlifting), the team marched into the Athens Olympic Stadium for its first Olympic Ceremony to a rapturous welcome from the capacity crowd.

For the record, the full 2004 Kiribati Olympic Delegation:

Chef de Mission: Inatio Tanentoa
Weightlifter: Meamea Thomas
Coach: Rokete Tokanang
Athletes: Kaitinano Mwemweata (F), Kakianako NARIKI (M)
Team Leader: Simon Burennatu
Coaches: Kauaba Ibutuna, Tierata Taukaban
Olympic Youth Camp: Kimaia Murdoch, Taburimai Tewaki

President: Birima'aka Tekanene
Secretary General: Willy Uan
Accompanying guest: Sam Vandergraw
Attache: Rosemary Mula


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