Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony 2014 TV schedule: date, time, NBC broadcast info
The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics opening ceremony will take place Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
The opening ceremony will take place a day after some of the official games begin.
Prior to the opening ceremony, events such as figure skating (Team men's and pairs short program), freestyle skiing (women's moguls) and snowboarding (men's and women's slopestyle), will take place on Thursday, Feb. 6.
The 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony will be broadcast on NBC at 7:30 p.m. ET. Full coverage will be provided by Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira until 11:30.m. ET.
The opening ceremony will feature over 1,000 participants, including a chorus consisting of over 1,000 Russian children. Musicians such as viola player Yuri Bashmet and pianist Denis Matsuev will perform.
NBC's Primetime coverage of the Olympics will begin Feb. 6, 2014 with host Bob Costas. Be sure to tune in at 8p.m. ET to catch the games.
The following is the full Day 1 schedule for Feb. 6, 2014:
Team Men Short Program - 10.30 a.m. ET
Team Pairs Short Program – 12:10a.m. ET
Ladies' Moguls Qualification 1 – 9:00 a.m. ET
Men's Slopestyle Qualification – 1:00 a.m. E.T
Ladies' Slopestyle Qualification –5:00 a.m. ET
Team USA has unveiled its Winter Olympic opening ceremony uniform designed by Ralph Lauren.
The uniforms are star spangled with red and white stripes and the Olympic logo. The American flag is placed above the Olympic rings. The outfits are exclusively made in the USA, with wool from Oregon.
The uniforms were manufactured in the USA, after Ralph Lauren received criticism in 2012 for having Team USA's uniforms made in China.
David Lauren, executive vice president of global advertising, marketing and communications, told USA Today: "We've learned a lot. This is an important issue for many Americans and one we have fully embraced, and we want to continue to lead the way and find all kinds of vendors who can produce amazing products made in America."
Pope Francis used his Christmas blessing to call for an end to fighting in Syria and the Holy Land.
Pope Francis said on Saturday that Christmas had been "taken hostage" by dazzling materialism that puts God in the shadows and blinds many to the needs of the hungry, the migrants and the war weary.
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