So, are you also excited for the 2018 Winter Olympics which are set to start off soon? If yes, then you are on the right place! All the world’s best athletes and sports enthusiasts are gearing up for the games which will be held in PyeongChang, South Korea. The things will kick off on February 9 with the Opening Ceremony. The Olympics are held in South Korea for the second time. In 1988, Seoul was the city hosting the Summer Olympics.
The extravagant Opening Ceremony will feature the lighting of the Olympic flame, a showcase of the history and culture of South Korea, the host nation and the introductions of all the countries taking part through the flag parade. This ceremony marks the official beginning of the sporting event. All the fans who traveled to witness the event live will have to face extreme cold temperatures. If you are also a die-hard fan of the Olympics, then don’t worry as there are other opportunities as well to check it out. It is also possible to watch the Opening Ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2018 online.
Since the event is just about to start in another 24 hours, we have brought everything you need to know about the grand international sports event right here for you:
When and how to watch?
The Opening Ceremony of Winter Olympics 2018 will start at 3 A.M. PT and 6 A.M. ET on February 9, Friday. You can watch the sporting event on the NBC Sports app or can also check out at www.nbcolympics.com. In case, you get to see this article on Friday afternoon, do not panic at all. NBC will be airing a produced broadcast of the ceremony at 8 P.M. ET.
Who is hosting the Ceremony?
The NBC’s coverage of the Opening Ceremony will be hosted by Katie Couric and Mike Tirico. The two has been preparing up for the event since the last week in Pyeongchang.
What will the uniform of Team USA be like?
The patriotic uniforms of Team USA will include a red, blue and white parka. These come with adjustable heaters. The uniform will also include jeans, a wool sweater, beanie, belt, gloves, suede, and boots. You can also purchase the Team USA Collection online as well as in Ralph Lauren stores.
The Schedule of the Opening Ceremony
It has been reported that this year, too the Opening Ceremony will mostly follow the same structure as the Winter Olympics 2014 Opening Ceremony held in Sochi, Russia. If this turns out to be true, then the Schedule would be like- Entry by the Head of the State, National Anthem playing, The parade of the participants, the symbolic release of the pigeons, the Head of the State declaring the Games open, Raising of the Olympic flag and the Olympic anthem playing, an athlete taking the Olympic oath, an official taking the Olympic oath, a coach taking the Olympic oath, the Olympic flame and the torch relay, and the artistic program.
The absence of NHL
The best hockey league players globally won’t be on the ice in South Korea. This could lead to some of the surprises during a wide-open competition for the gold.
The USA Flag Bearer for the Winter Olympics 2018
Erin Hamlin will be the one leading the Team USA in the parade of Nations at the Winter Olympics 2018 in PyeongChang. He was the first athlete from the USA to win a single luge medal in Olympics.
So, these were all the updates from the Winter Olympics 2018 held in PyeongChang, South Korea. Hope you have a great time watching the extravagant Sporting event. Enjoy.