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.
Bobby Joe Morrow, one of four men to win the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at one Olympics, died at age 84 on Saturday.
Morrow’s family said he died of natural causes.
Morrow swept the 100m, 200m and 4x100m at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, joining Jesse Owens as the only men to accomplish the feat. Later, Carl Lewis and Usain Bolt did the same.
Morrow, raised on a farm in San Benito, Texas, set 11 world records in a short career, according to World Athletics.
He competed in one Olympics, and that year was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year while a student at Abilene Christian. He beat out Mickey Mantle and Floyd Patterson.
“Bobby had a fluidity of motion like nothing I’d ever seen,” Oliver Jackson, the Abilene Christian coach, said, according to Sports Illustrated in 2000. “He could run a 220 with a root beer float on his head and never spill a drop. I made an adjustment to his start when Bobby was a freshman. After that, my only advice to him was to change his major from sciences to speech, because he’d be destined to make a bunch of them.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Johnny Gregorek, a U.S. Olympic hopeful runner, clocked what is believed to be the fastest mile in history for somebody wearing jeans.
Gregorek recorded a reported 4 minutes, 6.25 seconds, on Saturday to break the record by more than five seconds (with a pacer for the first two-plus laps). Gregorek, after the record run streamed live on his Instagram, said he wore a pair of 100 percent cotton Levi’s.
Gregorek, the 28-year-old son of a 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic steeplechaser, finished 10th in the 2017 World Championships 1500m. He was sixth at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials.
He ranked No. 1 in the country for the indoor mile in 2019, clocking 3:49.98. His outdoor mile personal best is 3:52.94, ranking him 30th in American history.
Before the attempt, a fundraiser was started for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, garnering more than $29,000. Gregorek ran in memory of younger brother Patrick, who died suddenly in March 2019.
“Paddy was a fan of anything silly,” Gregorek posted. “I think an all out mile in jeans would tickle him sufficiently!”
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