The opening will feature the history and culture of the world's largest country, along with several athletes who will participate over the 17 days of the Games. Stories about the skiers, snowboarders and other stars will be spotlighted as they walk into Fisht Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony.
Olympians featured in the tease include:
Shaun White (snowboarder)
Gracie Gold (figure skater)
Shani Davis (speed skater)
J.R. Celski (speed skater)
Meryl Davis and Charlie White (ice dancer)
Ashley Wagner (figure skater)
Julia Mancuso (alpine ski racer)
Bode Miller (alpine ski racer)
Tina Maze (alpine ski racer)
Aksel Lund Svindal (alpine ski racer)
Yuna Kim (figure skater)
Alex Ovechkin (ice hockey winger)
Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira will host the Opening Ceremony and will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New Yorker editor David Remnick. Bob Costas will anchor the ceremony.
Coverage will begin with the tease airing at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC.