Explanation: Earlier, Sarkozy had said he would wait for progress in talks between China and the Dalai Lama. But a statement issued last week by Sarkozy's office noted, "The head of state consulted all of his European counterparts and with their agreement will attend the opening ceremony in his double capacity as president of France and as president of the European Union."
Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda
Explanation: At a news conference with Bush, Fukuda said that "there are many aspiring athletes that will be going to Beijing, and I would like to cheer them on too. ... We are neighbors, after all, and it will good for Japan if our neighbors are in a sound state, as well. So with that in mind, as well, I shall attend the opening ceremony."
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Explanation: Brown said he would not attend the opening ceremonies, but maintained that the decision isn't meant to suggest that Britain is boycotting.
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk