2008 Summer Olympic Games

Season 1 Episode 1

Opening Ceremony

Aired Daily 8:00 PM Aug 08, 2008 on NBC



  • Notes

    • NBC chose to air the Opening Ceremony on a tape-delayed basis in the United States even though the ceremony was aired live in many other countries around the world. The ceremony began at 8 pm China Standard Time or Beijing Time. (There is only one official time zone in China even though the country stretches for approximately 3,000 miles from east to west, roughly the same width as the continental United States.)

      The ceremony did not air in the U.S. until 12 hours later, at 8 pm ET.