Your long wait is over. After weeks of hype and years of training, the 2018 Winter Olympics are finally here. The world’s finest skiers, bobsledders, snowboarders, curlers and biatheletes are all gathered in frigid Pyeongchang, South Korea, for the games that kick off Friday morning with the pageantry of the always colorful opening ceremonies.
While NBC will air a prime-time version of the kickoff, featuring the parade of nations, lighting of the torch and what will surely be some eye-popping choreography, on Friday night, because of the 14-hour time difference with the U.S. East Coast (and 11-hour for the West Coast), NBC will also offering a live stream of the event in real time.
The whole thing kicks off at 6 a.m. ET — check it on the NBC app or NBC Online — though you’ll have to have a cable or satellite provider subscription login to watch. Otherwise, the XXIII Winter Olympic Games will run from Feb. 9-25 on NBC and the NBCUniversal networks (NBC, NBCSN, NBC Universal, USA, CNBC, Olympic Channel) and, for the first time, every single event will be live-streamed in real time to all time zones at NBCOlympics.com.
Click here to watch the opening ceremony (may require cable or satellite subscription.)