In the wake of tragedy, the 2010 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremony will proceed as planned and scheduled.
Coverage for the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony will begin at 7:30PM EST/4:30PM PST. The actual ceremony is set for 9PM ET/6PM PT.
There have already been dramatic stories of injury, El Nino related weather and tragedy associated with the 2010 Olympic games, and the competition has yet to begin. Such story lines promise to make for a very buzz worthy games, as well as a few “do you remember when” moments. Following the official opening ceremony and lighting of the Olympic torch, the world’s greatest winter athletes will receive a final night of rest before the competition gets underway.
Speed skating, short track skating and several Alpine Ski events, including the ski jump will kick off the medal chase tomorrow morning. The continuation of those events will be accompanied by luge and Nordic combined on Sunday.
The X-Games crowd will get their fill of activity beginning on Monday, as snowboarding will snag the spotlight for several consecutive days. The men’s half-pipe competition is presently schedule for Tuesday, and should be one of the most successful TV events of the 2010 Olympic games.
All eyes will be on the luge track following today’s tragedy. The course is one of the fastest and most dangerous in the world, and will undoubtedly leave a few sliders without their sleds in the upcoming competition. Taking luge to the next level, the event known as skeleton (head first tobogganing) will require viewers to consistently hold their breath. The skeleton competition begins on Thursday, February 18.
A complete and up to date TV schedule of times and events can be found at the official NBC Olympic site.
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