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Here's What Time The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Will Begin On Friday

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If you're in America, you'll have to wake up pretty early to catch the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony live.

The 2018 Winter Olympics begin this Thursday, February 8, and close on February 25. The Winter Olympics opening ceremony, however, takes place on Friday, February 9.

On Thursday, the Olympics will host some curling and ski jumping events. Most people will turn their attention to the big opening ceremony on Friday, however.

In order to watch the ceremony live, those in the U.S. will have to wake up at 6 a.m. ET. That means 3 a.m. for those on the West Coast.

The games are taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The opening ceremony will take place at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

The stadium is brand new, and was built specifically for these Olympic games. It will also play host to the closing ceremony, and the opening and closing ceremonies for the 2018 Paralympics.

The event will be especially significant this year for political reasons. Athletes from both North Korea and South Korea will be under one flag for the opening ceremony.

Those who want to wait will have another option, though. NBC will broadcast the opening ceremony at 8 p.m. ET on Friday night, with Katie Couric and Mike Tirico hosting.

The Winter Olympics opening ceremony will stream live online. Those with the NBC Sports app can also check things out early in the morning, although it will not have Couric and Tirico's commentary until Friday night.

The Opening Ceremony will also stream live on and the NBC Sports app for the first time, beginning Feb. 9 at 6 a.m. ET with the event’s world feed and natural sound (no commentators).

For those who don't want to watch on a small screen, there are some options. The NBC Sports app is available on devices like Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Roku, all of which can be used to stream the game on most newer televisions.