Marathoner Marcel Tschopp leads Liechtenstein's Olympic athletes in the Parade of Nations during the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremonies. Marching with pride the Liechtenstein athletes carry the Olympic hope of their nation. Liechtenstein - Parade of Nations - Opening Ceremony - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics
As Hanni Wenzel skied towards her third Olympic medal at Lake Placid in 1980, three flag-waving fans from her homeland of Liechtenstein cheered her on to glory. Their last-minute dash to the USA paid off, as Wenzel won gold in the women’s slalom, giving the tiny European principality a rare moment of sporting glory.