02/05/2014 15:09 EST | Updated 04/07/2014 05:59 EDT

CBC Vancouver celebrates 2014 Olympics opening ceremony

The Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games are remembered by many as one of the most exciting times in the city's recent history. With the 2014 Sochi Games set to begin on Friday, CBC is looking to recapture the spirit of 2010. 

Vancouver 'blue jacket' volunteers were widely celebrated as the face of of the 2010 Games. Their hard work and dedication are largely credited with the event's success. CBC wants those volunteers and other Olympics fanatics to join us in celebrating the upcoming 2014 Winter Games. 

On Friday morning, CBC Radio's The Early Edition will be broadcasting live from CBC Canada House — our special Sochi studio. The public is invited to check out the live show, which runs from 5:30 a.m. to 8:37 a.m. PT.

The show will cover a range of interesting and important issues surrounding Sochi 2014, including LGBT rights, security concerns, and Canada's hopes of repeating its amazing performance in 2010. B.C. snowboarder Ross Rebagliati will be on hand with his gold medal from the 1998 Games to discuss what it takes to achieve Olympic perfection.

The opening ceremony will be broadcast live on the big screen outside CBC's studios starting at 7:00 a.m. PT. And there will be free giveaways: Sochi Olympics pins and Olympics toques. McDonald's will be providing free coffee from its McCafe sampling team from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PT.

We look forward to seeing you at 700 Hamilton Street in downtown Vancouver to kick off the 2014 Sochi Games and recapture the spirit of Vancouver 2010.