SOCHI, RUSSIA (WTVB) - The spectacle that is the Opening Ceremony for the 22nd Winter Olympics is set for this evening. NBC will broadcast the event beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. That's more than eight hours after the ceremony actually takes place in Sochi, Russia. The athletic competition began Thursday with the men's snowboard slope side event. The finals in that event are scheduled for early Saturday morning. NBC is live-streaming all the sporting events on its website and mobile apps.