With the Winter Olympics almost upon us, it’s important to know when the opening ceremony will take place and how to watch it.
The Winter Olympics 2014 opening ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. EST today. However, this isn’t the time that it will be aired in the United States. NBC will be broadcasting the event and will delay the airing of the opening ceremony until 7:30 p.m. EST tonight.
The countries taking part in the Winter Olympics will be introduced at the opening ceremony in alphabetical order according to their Russian spellings. As tradition deems, Greece will go first and Russia, being the host of the event, will go last. The American flag will be carried in this year by skier Todd Lodwick, reports TIME.
Around 40,000 people are expected to watch the Winter Olympics opening ceremony from within the stadium. The event is expected to last for about 2 and a half hours and will include Russian classical music.
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