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Olympics Opening Ceremony: Reports say Denis Matsuev, Alina Kabaeva part of show

Olympics Opening Ceremony is under tight wraps in Russia
Olympics Opening Ceremony is under tight wraps in Russia
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The Olympics Opening Ceremony is under tight wraps in Russia. The rehearsal over the weekend offered a glimpse of what might be seen by the world, but an invitation was needed to see the moment. Thanks to social media there are some hints being dropped about the 2014 Sochi Olympics and fans couldn't be happier to hear about the upcoming talent planning to hit the stage. According to the famous Russian TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak on Monday, the first performance that people are hearing about hitting the stage is Denis Matsuev. The artist was also mentioned by Beacher Report that he would be performing.

Who is Denis Matsuev? Well, if fans love classical music then they are in for a real treat. The Russian is an award-winning classical pianist who cancelled his appearances in America in early 2014 to be part of the show. He has appeared in hundreds of recitals and music lovers capture his beautiful performances at the most prestigious concert halls around the world. He has also collaborated with the world's best known symphony orchestras.

Another little detail that people are discussing is who might be holding the Olympic Flame when it hits the Olympic Caldron. And one name rumored is Alina Kabaeva. First mentioned by Ksenia Sobchak on Twitter after she watched the rehearsal, this Olympic decision wouldn't be too surprising as this talented athlete would be a deserving participant, but as rumors go, this news hasn't been confirmed yet. Summer Olympic fans know as she is highly decorated in the gymnastics world.

Who is Alina Kabaeva? She is one of the most well-known gymnasts in the history of rhythmic gymnastics with two Olympic medals. Additionally she has 14 world championship medals and 25 European championship medals. While she isn't seen on the gym mats anymore, she is still in the public idea as a State Duma deputy from the United Russia party.

Will fans see Alina Kabaeva? What will Denis Matsuev play for the world? Guess Olympic fans will have to watch and see! The Olympics Opening Ceremony will be seen on NBC Friday, February 7, 2014. The event will be tape delayed for prime time. Check your local listings.

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