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PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony


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Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony: Facts & Schedule

 
Opening Ceremony DateFebruary 9, 2018 (Friday)
Opening Ceremony Start Time20:00 KST (UTC+9)
US (EDT) 6:00 (Friday, Feb 9)
Canada(EDT) 6:00 (Friday, Feb 9)
Russia (MSK) 14:00 (Friday, Feb 9)
UK(GMT) 11:00 (Friday, Feb 9)
Australia (Canberra ACT) 22:00(Friday, Feb 9)
Time Zone(UTC+9)
VenuePyeongChang Olympic Stadium
AddressSouth Korea, Gangwon-do, Pyeongchang-gun, Daegwalnyeong-myeon, 수하리 166-16
Phone+82 33-350-2018
Capacity35,000
Ticket Cost₩220,000 to ₩1,500,000
Ticketing Websitehttps://tickets.pyeongchang2018.com/

About Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony



The opening ceremony of the games, which is the official curtain raiser for the 2018 Winter Olympics, will be held on February 9 at 20.00 (KST) in Pyeongchang. The opening ceremony will be held at the PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, which has been built specifically for the 2018 Winter Olympics and is a temporary structure. The stadium, which will seat around 35,000 people, will only host the opening and closing ceremonies and no games will be held there.

Media reports suggest that three famous Brazilian filmmakers are the creative directors for the opening ceremony - Andrucha Waddington, Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener) and Brazilian filmmaker Daniela Thomas.

The opening ceremony of the 31st Summer Olympics at Rio de Janeiro was a mega spectacle and a treat to the eyes.

Olympics Opening Ceremony Protocol



  • Receiving the Head of State of the Host Country
    The Head of State of the host country is received at the entrance of the stadium by the President of the IOC and by the President of the Organising Committee (OCOG).

  • The parade of the participants
    The parade of the participants then follows. Each delegation must be preceded by a nameboard bearing its name and must be accompanied by its flag. The delegations parade in alphabetical order according to the language of the host country, except for Greece, which leads the parade, and for the host country, which brings up the rear.

  • The speech by the President of the Organising Committee
    The President of the OCOG gives an address, then adds these words: "I have the honour of inviting ..., President of the International Olympic Committee, to speak."

  • The speech by the IOC President
    The President of the IOC then gives a speech which he ends with, "I have the honour of inviting ... (the Head of State) to proclaim open the Games of the Olympiad of the modern era."

  • The Head of State declares the Games open
    The Head of State proclaims the Games open by saying: "I declare open the Games of ... (name of City) celebrating the ... Olympiad of the modern era."

  • The playing of the Olympic Anthem and the entry and raising of the Olympic Flag
    While the Olympic anthem is being played, the Olympic flag, unfurled horizontally, is brought into the stadium and hoisted on the flagpole erected in the arena.

  • The last stage of the Olympic Torch relay and the lighting of the Olympic cauldron
    The Olympic torch is brought into the stadium by runners relaying each other. The last runner lights the Olympic cauldron. The Olympic Flame shall not be extinguished until the closing of the Olympic Games.

  • The taking of the oath by a competitor
    The flag bearers of all the delegations form a semicircle around the rostrum. A competitor of the host country mounts the rostrum. Holding a corner of the Olympic flag in his left hand, and raising his right hand, he takes the following solemn oath: "In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams".

  • The taking of the oath by a judge
    Immediately afterwards, a judge from the host country mounts the rostrum and, in the same manner, takes the following oath: "In the name of all the judges and officials, I promise that we shall officiate in these Olympic Games with complete impartiality, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship."

  • The national anthem of the host country
    The national anthem of the host country is then played.

  • The artistic programme
    This is followed by the artistic programme designed and developed by the organising committee for the opening ceremony.

  • How to reach PyeongChang Olympic Stadium?


    It is easy to reach PyeongChang Olympic Stadium by air, rail or road. Majority of the international visitors will reach the country via the Incheon International Airport, which is in the South Korean capital of Seoul. From here, tourists can avail the services of Korail, a high speed rail line which takes approximately 90 minutes to reach PyeongChang.

    Tickets Information


    You can buy tickets from the official website https://tickets.pyeongchang2018.com/ of the Winter Olympics 2018, PyeongChang. There is complete information available on the site right from the venue of the game, categories of Tickets, availability to the actual pricing of the tickets. The ticket cost for the opening ceremony in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium ranges from ₩220,000 to ₩1,500,000.

    Last Updated : January 8th, 2018

    
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