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Olympics Opening Ceremony primetime LIVE – Tokyo 2021 broadcast gets underway on NBC as order of countries revealed

KICKING OFF
- Who is performing in the Opening Ceremony?
- What dates will the games take place?
- What is the logo for this year's Olympics?

THE Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has already been and gone - but primetime viewers in the US are being treated to the whole show on Friday night.

After being delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympics return to Tokyo - and to NBC - for the world to watch.

Because Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of the east coast, the Opening Ceremony begins in Japan at 8pm, which is 7am EST.

The highly anticipated Olympic Opening Ceremony will also air on Friday night beginning at 7:30pm EST.

Ironically, the Olympic's opening ceremony took place at the Olympic Stadium in Shinjuku City, Tokyo.

The stadium was also used for the 1964 Olympic games held in Japan, but don't worry, the stadium itself has had plenty of renovation to suit the needs of all safety measures.

Read our Tokyo Olympics 2021 live blog below for the very latest news and updates...

  • WATCH THE OPENING CEREMONY ON NBC

  • DRONES HOVERING ABOVE THE SKY

  • STREAMING ON VARIOUS NBC PLATFORMS

    Olympic sports will be available to stream on various NBC platforms, and the gymnastics event will likely be taped and repackaged to air that evening in primetime.

    • Women’s Qualifying: Sunday, July 25, at 2:10am ET. The top eight teams will go on to compete in the Team Finals. Next, the top 24 gymnasts will advance to the individual all-around finals. Then, the top eight gymnasts on each apparatus will advance to the apparatus finals.
    • Women’s Team Finals: Tuesday, July 27, at 6:45am ET. As a collective whole, Team USA will be looking to clinch their third straight Olympic gold.
    • Women’s Vault and Uneven Bars Finals: Sunday, August 1, at 4am ET.
    • Women’s Floor Exercise Finals: Monday, August 2, at 4am ET.
    • Women’s Balance Beam Finals: Tuesday, August 3, at 4am ET.

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