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How to watch/stream the PyeongChang Opening Ceremony

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The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, begins Friday, Feb. 9 at 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT, and for the first time ever, a U.S. audience will be able to stream the action LIVE as it unfolds.

How, when and where to watch the Opening Ceremony

Stream LIVE on NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports app: Friday at 6 a.m. ET (Stream here)

Watch on TV: Friday at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC (Stream here)

NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream the Opening Ceremony on Friday morning. The live coverage from PyeongChang will begin Friday, Feb. 9 at 6 a.m. ET on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, and will feature the pageantry and the Parade of Nations with world feed graphics and the event’s natural sound (without commentators). Live streaming of all Olympic competition has occurred at every Games since London 2012.

NBC’s primetime Olympics host Mike Tirico and co-host Katie Couric anchor the Opening Ceremony for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, which will air in primetime, Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. This fully-produced presentation of the Opening Ceremony will feature interviews and athlete profiles, as well as commentary from Joshua Cooper Ramo, Co-CEO of Kissinger Associates, who discussed culture and geo-political issues for NBC during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The NBC-produced primetime show of the Opening Ceremony will also be available so simulstream on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. This simulstream will feature a new Enhanced streaming experience, featuring real-time fact cards and trivia about the athletes, ceremony, countries and more as the show unfolds. Enhanced streaming experiences will be available for all primetime show simulstreams, as well as all figure skating and Alpine skiing event streams on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.

Chloe Dygert crashes over guard rail at world championships, has surgery

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American Chloé Dygert crashed over a guard rail at the world road cycling championships time trial, where she appeared en route to a repeat title, and underwent leg surgery as a result.

Dygert, who last year won by the largest margin in history as the youngest-ever champion, lost control of her bike while approaching a curve to the right. Her front wheel bobbled, and she collided with the barricade, flipping over into an area with grass.

Dygert, who had a left leg laceration, was tended to by several people, put on a stretcher and taken to a hospital in Bologna, Italy, about 25 miles from the worlds host of Imola.

“We are relieved that this crash was not worse than what it could have been,” USA Cycling chief of sport performance Jim Miller said in a press release. “While this crash is distressing, Chloe is young and a fighter. With Chloe’s determination, we know she will be back riding before we know it. For now, we want her to focus on healing.”

About 10 minutes after the crash, Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen won her first time trial title.

Van der Breggen took silver the last three years behind Dygert and countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten, who missed this year’s race after breaking her wrist last week in the Giro Rosa.

Dygert, 23, had a 26-second lead at the 14-kilometer time check of the 31-kilometer race. Full results are here.

Dygert qualified for the Tokyo Olympics when she won last year’s world time trial title. She has been bidding to make the Olympics on the road and the track.

Worlds continue Friday with the men’s time trial airing on Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold for Cycling Pass subscribers at 8:15 a.m. ET. A full TV schedule is here.

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2020 French Open men’s singles draw, bracket

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Rafael Nadal was put into the same half of the French Open draw as fellow 2018 and 2019 finalist Dominic Thiem of Austria, with top-ranked Novak Djokovic catching a break.

Nadal, trying to tie Roger Federer‘s male record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, could play sixth-seeded German Alexander Zverev in the quarterfinals before a potential clash with Thiem, who just won the U.S. Open.

Djokovic, who is undefeated in 2020 save being defaulted out of the U.S. Open, could play No. 7 seed Matteo Berrettini of Italy in the quarterfinals before a possible semifinal with Russian Daniil Medvedev.

Medvedev is the fourth seed but is 0-3 at the French Open. Another possible Djokovic semifinal opponent is fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, who reached the fourth round last year.

The most anticipated first-round matchup is between three-time major champion Andy Murray and 2015 French Open champion Stan Wawrinka. In Murray’s most recent French Open match, he lost in five sets to Wawrinka in the 2017 semifinals.

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