PyeongChang 2018 Olympics Opening Ceremony - TV Schedule, Flag Bearers

This page provides TV schedule and a list of flag bearers for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics Opening Ceremony. This highly anticipated event features amazing choreography, spectacular fireworks, great music and the customary parade of nations. The 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony is set for February 9 at the Olympic Stadium in PyeongChang, South Korea.

TV Schedule
*Subject to change, error

United States - NBC
Friday February 9
Primetime TV - 8 PM ET (taped)
Live streaming on & app

United Kingdom - BBC Two 
Friday February 9
Live TV - 11 AM BT
Live streaming on BBC Sport website/app

Australia - Channel Seven 
Friday February 9
Live TV: 10 PM AEDT or Sydney time

Canada - CBC (English) & ICI Radio-Canada Télé (French)
Friday February 9
Live: 6 AM ET (Pre-show starts 5 AM ET)
Encore: 6:30 PM ET

Notable Flag Bearers

Japan - Sara Takanashi (Ski Jumping)
Profile: 45-year-old Noriaki Kasai was originally chosen to be Japan's flag bearer. But the oldest Olympian at this year's Games is unable to attend the opening ceremony and will be replaced by fellow ski jumper Sara Takanashi. At 21, Takanashi is already the most successul female ski jumper in history with 50+ individual World Cup victories and 4 overall WC titles. She is one of Japan's best hopes for a gold medal in PyeongChang.

Canada - Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir (Figure Skating / Ice Dance)
Profile: The partnership of Virtue and Moir is among the most successful in ice dancing's history. The Canadian team won three world titles and the gold medal at the 2010 Olympics (on home soil). The defending world champions are expected to play a starring role in Canada's quest for a team gold medal. They are also the favorites to win the gold medal in ice dancing.

Italy - Arianna Fontana (Short Track Speed Skating)
Profile: The 27-year-old from Sondrio has won medals at every major competition in her sport. Her resume includes 25 gold medals from the European Championships, 24 total medals from the world championships and 5 total medals from the Olympics. Her ultimate goal in South Korea is to win her first Olympic gold medal. Given her dominant form, she could very well accomplish her lifelong goal here.

France - Martin Fourcade (Biathlon)
Profile: The 29-year-old is one of the most successful biathletes of all time, with 6 World Cup overall titles and 11 world championships. Fourcade is also a two-time Olympic gold medalist. He will try to add to his record medal haul in PyeongChang.

Netherlands - Jan Smeekens (Speed Skating)
Profile: Smeekens, a silver medalist in the 500m four years ago in Sochi, returns to the Olympics looking for a gold medal this time around. The reigning world champion in the 500m is in prime form and is pegged as the favorite for gold. At 30 years of age, this could be his final chance for Olympic glory.

South Korea - Won Yun-jong (Bobsleigh)
Profile: The bobsleigh specialist has been chosen to carry the South Korean half of the unified Korean Flag. Partnered with fellow countryman Seo Young-woo, Won recently captured the overall World Cup title.

United States - Erin Hamlin (Luge)
Profile: When Hamlin was just 22, she won a world title in singles at Lake Placid. The New York native would go on to become the first American female luger to medal at the Olympics. PyeongChan will be her fourth appearance at the Winter Games.

Germany - Eric Frenzel (Nordic combined)
Profile: Frenzel is one of the greatest skiers in Nordic combined. He has six world titles in individual/team and an Olympic gold from the Sochi Olympics. More remarkably, the German has won five consecutive World Cup overall titles and is likely to add another overall title this season.

Switzerland - Dario Cologna

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