It’s with a heavy heart we must report that Sunday, February 25th, marks the end of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. After 102 events in 15 different sports, it’s time to commemorate the hard work of all the incredible athletes with the Olympics closing ceremony.
Given that PyeongChang is 14 hours ahead of U.S. Eastern time, you’ll have to wake up pretty early to watch the Olympics closing ceremony as it happens. The event will stream live from NBCOlympics.com beginning at 6 a.m. EST. If you’re watching on your cell phone or iPad, the ceremony will be available to stream on the NBC Sports app, which you can also find on Roku, Amazon Fire, and Apple TV.
But if you’re like most people and prefer to watch the Olympics closing ceremony later, here’s how to do it.
First, don’t bother setting an alarm. (Who wants to wake up at the ungodly hour of 6 a.m.?) Then, if you have the good fortune of having access to cable television, you can tune in Sunday evening at 8 p.m. EST to watch pre-recorded footage of the event. If you don’t have cable handy, don’t fret. You can still stream the ceremony from the NBC Olympics website or NBC Sports app.
Whew. Crisis averted.
Whether you wake up early or watch it during primetime, the Olympics closing ceremony is sure to be energizing and inspiring.
The ceremony will be hosted by our favorite Olympic figure skating commentators: Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir, and Terry Gannon. Similar to the Olympics opening ceremony, the festivities are expected to feature musical performances from some amazing K-pop groups and artists, EXO and former 2NE1 member CL *hopefully* among them.
Another special performance will reportedly come from MILCK, famous for her hit song “Quiet.” Sound familiar? That’s because it became the anthem and battle cry for the 2017 Women’s March.
Also amazing? Jessie Diggins was selected to carry the U.S. flag during the Olympics closing ceremony.
Diggins already made history when she won Team USA’s first-ever Olympic medal in women’s cross-country skiing with teammate Kikkan Randall. And now she’ll be the first cross-country skier to carry the flag for Team USA. Talk about inspiring!
So long to yet another incredible Olympic Games. Can the 2020 Summer Olympics hurry up and get here already?