5. Let’s Get Traditional
Pita Taufatofua hails from Tonga, and he’s an Olympian that’s known the world over for competing in distinctly different areas of sport. In 2016, he entered the competition for taekwondo. However, in 2018, he competed as a cross-country skier. But that’s not the only reason why Taufatofua’s versatility is being praised.
For both opening ceremonies, he boasted a ta’ovala mat and oil. That’s it. Even the freezing temperatures of the Winter Games didn’t sway him from showcasing his pride for his country. As the official flag bearer for Tonga, Taufatofua made his country proud with his effervescent display of patriotism.