Today is the opening of the Olympics: what and when we will see
The official opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi is at 6:14 p.m. (8:14 p.m. Moscow time), the broadcast will begin at 6:00 p.m. Ivan Urgant and Yana Churikova will be the hosts.
The ticket holders of the ceremony of opening of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi will witness a part of the show, which will not be broadcast.
The show will begin at 8:00 p.m. Moscow time on the Fisht stadium. Ivan Urgant and Yana Churikova will be the hosts, and the stars of Russian show business will participate in the concert.
Many federal mass media of Russia inform that the former soloists of the band Tattoo Yulia Volkova and Lena Katina will sing at the ceremony.
RIA Fresh Wind with the reference to the Twitter of Ksenia Sobchak informs: "The first Soviet woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the film director and the actor Nikita Mikhalkov and the conductor Valeriy Gergiev will carry the state flag of the Russian Federation at the opening ceremony of the Olympics."
In addition the source adds: "The time of opening of the Olympics 8:14 p.m. Russian time (in Russian the time is written as 20:14) is not accidental, it symbolizes the year of the first Winter Olympic Games in Russia".
In Ukraine the TV channels Inter and The First National will broadcast the opening ceremony. The broadcast begins at 6:00 p.m. (Kiev time).
The first Olympic competitions in snowboarding, free style, figure skating (short programs: men, couples) took place already on February 6. The first medals in these and other disciplines will be awarded on February 8.