The big event takes place at Sochi’s Fisht Olympic Stadium on Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. ET, although competition begins one day earlier.
Wondering how you can watch the pomp and pageantry?
On CBC, Ron MacLean and Peter Mansbridge will co-host coverage of the event, starting with a pre-show at 10 a.m. ET.
CBC’s coverage will be run simultaneously on TSN2, Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE, the broadcaster has announced.
CBC will show the event again at 2 p.m. ET, and run “enhanced” coverage during that day’s Olympic Primetime, featuring highlights and athlete interviews.
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In the U.S., NBC will broadcast its opening ceremony coverage, hosted by Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, at 7:30 p.m. ET, but won’t show it live or provide a livestream online.
London and Beijing’s opening ceremonies were certainly tough acts to follow, so the pressure is on Russia to wow viewers with a memorable show. This year’s opening and closing ceremonies will include circus performers, ballet dancers, directors, theatre actors and more.
The closing ceremony will take place on Feb. 23.
See full coverage of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi here.