Olympics: Viewer's Guide

Unless noted, events are broadcast live. Times are EDT. NBC will air an hour of recaps weekdays at 4 p.m. Weather may influence schedules. M=men's competition, W=women's competition.

Thursday, Sept. 15

9 p.m.-11 p.m. Preview.

-- In Korea a special meal starts with a colorful tray of kujolpan, morsels of meat and vegetables to whet the appetite. This show is kujolpan for the 177 1/ 2-hour feast to follow.

Friday, Sept. 16

8 p.m.-Midnight Opening ceremonies.

-- A fleet of flags and a parade of nations, ancient drums and modern skydivers, the torch, the oath, 88 trumpeters, 144 robots, 2,400 pigeons,...

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