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NBC kicks off 2014 Olympics; US Olympic Team reminds American fans to watch

NBC kicks off 2014 Sochi Olympics coverage
NBC kicks off 2014 Sochi Olympics coverage
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The athletes have traveled to Sochi and the competition has begun. Sounds strange since the Olympics Opening Ceremony isn't until Friday night, yet Team USA wants the fans in America to catch the debut of two new events including the Olympic Slopestyle and the Olympic Team Figure Skating. On Thursday NBC Olympics reported that this was the first official night of the Olympics.

“Catch the debut of the #figureskating team event and #Olympic debut of #snowboarding slopestyle at 8pm EST on @ nbc,” tweeted the US Olympic team from their official account on Thursday. While the competitions for the day are over and the athletes are resting up for the Olympics Opening Ceremony, the fans in the USA are getting ready to see the first of 18 days full of broadcasting from Sochi.

NBC is giving fans over 1,500 hours of coverage with Americans sharing Olympic pride and giving people a reason to get up in the middle of the night to watch live coverage. The best part of the prime time NBC coverage has to be the interviews that Team USA offers up to the viewers. Checking out the dreams and desires of all the athletes going for the gold, it’s interesting to hear the personal journeys and sharing in their spirit.

On Thursday night the spirit of the Olympic once again brings America together. Cheering on Team USA, the fans are expected to be watching as all the athletes do their best in Russia.