Winter Olympics programming begins at 8 pm Thursday on WMBF News

PYEONGCHANG-GUN SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 08 Hiroaki Kunitake of Japan in action during Slopestyle training ahead of the Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

PYEONGCHANG-GUN SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 08 Hiroaki Kunitake of Japan in action during Slopestyle training ahead of the Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

Riders across the U.S. will be able to access athlete interviews and highlights, curated each day of the Games by the NBC Olympics team.

Korean Sport and Olympic Committee President Lee Kee-heung said he hoped the center would help promote South Korea's global sports prowess at the first Winter Games in South Korea. It was also announced in January that North and South Korea agreed to march together under a "unified Korea" flag to symbolize unity between the two feuding nations.

The topic of Russian doping is going to be one of the biggest of the 2018 games and will likely be the second-biggest Friday story after the Opening Ceremonies. Speaking of the United States, Vice President Mike Pence will bring Fred Warmbier to the opening ceremony.

Kim was told on Monday - just four days before the PyeongChang Olympics - that he will represent South Korea at the games.

Figure skating has been around since the beginning and continues to be one of, if not the most popular event of the games.

"As a solo skater, this sport can be really lonely and so to have that opportunity at the Olympic Games is wonderful".

So it will be impossible for games to take place without the hostilities between the three countries always being present. "I get to go home and share it with all these kids", said Baumgartner, who hopes to inspire a future generation of snowboarders to take up snowboard cross.

Curling got underway Thursday, with the mixed doubles round robin.

Russian officials and athletes have indicated that not all of those who have filed appeals plan to compete if they win.

There will also be enhanced streaming options for alpine skiing, figure skating, and primetime show coverage.

"Sports broadcasters today need to accelerate their workflows and maximize efficiency across every aspect of the media value chain, particularly for complex, large-scale events like the Winter Olympics", said Louis Hernandez, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Avid.

Live Stream - NBC will stream the opening ceremony on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.

Prime-time: Coverage will air at 8 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and 7 p.m. ET on Sundays.

Russian Federation doesn't have a formal team due to a doping scandal, but 169 of its athletes were cleared to compete under a neutral flag as "Olympic athletes".

After hosting and dominating the 2014 games, Russian Federation has been banned from participating this year because of state-backed doping of athletes.

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