2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony TV Schedule: The Olympic cauldron burns bright in Sochi, Russia, as the opening ceremony marks the beginning of the Winter Olympic Games Feb. 7 on NBC.
Winter Games At A Glance
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Opening/Closing Ceremonies Feb. 7, 23
Alpine Skiing Feb. 9-10, 12, 14-16, 18-19, 21-22
Biathlon Feb. 8-11, 13-14, 16-17, 19, 21-22
Bobsled Feb. 16-19, 22-23
Cross-Country Skiing Feb. 8-9, 11, 13-16, 19, 22-23
Curling Feb. 10-21
Figure Skating Feb. 6, 8-9, 11-14, 16-17, 19-20, 22
Freestyle Skiing Feb. 6, 8, 10-11, 13-14, 17-18, 20-21
Ice Hockey Feb. 8-23
Luge Feb. 8-13
Nordic Combined Feb. 12, 18, 20
Short Track Speed Skating Feb. 10, 13, 15, 18, 21
Skeleton Feb. 13-15
Ski Jumping Feb. 8-9, 11, 14-15, 17
Snowboard Feb. 6, 8-9, 11-12, 16-17, 19, 22
Speed Skating Feb. 8-13, 15-16, 18-19, 21-22
All sports have live and on demand coverage on NBCOlympics.com and on the NBC Sports Live Extra mobile app.
The Olympic cauldron burns bright in Sochi, Russia, as the opening ceremony marks the beginning of the Winter Olympic Games (even though NBC airs some events the night before). The main Olympic venue, Fisht Stadium, comes alive as the nations’ athletes and delegations file in and the Olympic cauldron is lit. Details of the ceremony were largely kept secret, but it’s hinted that the spectacle will involve a look at Russian history through the lenses of science, nature and culture. NBC airs the ceremony on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7:30pm ET. Live coverage of the opening ceremony is not available (legally, anyway) in the U.S. on TV or online. The TODAY show’s Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New Yorker editor David Remnick, with primetime host Bob Costas anchoring the ceremony.
For the first time, NBC is airing primetime coverage of an Olympics one night before the network’s traditional coverage of the opening ceremony. This early peek at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, includes competition in the Olympic debuts of snowboard slopestyle and team figure skating, as well as women’s freestyle moguls. NBC, NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC and USA Network combine to televise 539 hours of the Winter Olympics Feb. 6-23. More than 1,000 hours of live competition will also be streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
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