The 2018 Winter Olympics ends on Sunday in Pyeongchang, with the final event from South Korea the closing ceremonies on Sunday night (Sunday morning in the U.S.).
The ceremonies will be streamed live by NBC Olympics at 6 a.m. ET, but won’t be shown on TV until NBC replays the events during prime time at 8 p.m.
Figure skating commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have been media naturals, even branching out to events like the Kentucky Derby and the Super Bowl for NBC. So it’s only right that they host the closing ceremonies on Sunday night alongside figure skating play-by-play man Terry Gannon.
“This is a glorious and unexpected experience that I can’t wait to get fancy for!” Weir said this week.
The Olympic Athletics of Russia won 17 medals during these Games, but won’t get a chance to march under the Russian flag during the closing ceremonies, with the IOC voting on Saturday to uphold the doping ban through the end of these Olympics, per Yahoo Sports:
“The IOC would have considered lifting the suspension because the OAR delegation as such respected the decision of the IOC Executive Board taken on the 5th of December 2017,” IOC president Thomas Bach explained of the executive board’s decision. “However, two Olympic athletes from Russia failed doping tests here in PyeongChang. This was hugely disappointing …”
American cross-country skier Jessie Diggins will carry the flag for the United States during the closing ceremony.
Closing ceremonies info
Time: 6 a.m. ET (live, streaming); 8 p.m. ET (TV)