The Opening Ceremony will then continue with the torch relay and, inevitably, a grand fireworks display to close out the ceremony.
Although she doesn't expect to get much sightseeing in, Todd knows her way around South Korea, at least a little bit, as she attended the Olympic test event past year with the half pipe team.
In the United States, a 14-hour time difference between South Korea and the East Coast means watching the Games live will be challenge at times, but Olympic enthusiasts have plenty to look forward to. Early risers can watch a live stream of the performance from Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium online starting at 6 a.m. ET at NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
Olympic officials are discussing measures to combat the spread of a virus that causes vomiting and diarrhoea after 42 new cases were confirmed at the Winter Games, a Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) official said on Friday.
But his comments did not rule out a meeting and nor has US Vice President Mike Pence, who is due in the South today.
The two-week competition will kick off with the highly anticipated Opening Ceremony.
$900 million: The amount of ads NBC has sold for its broadcast of the games.
Sublime Virat Kohli guides India to crushing win against South Africa
Kohli hit 160 not out in India's total of 303 but revealed that he was suffering from cramp during the final stretch of the knock. The three-time ODI double-centurion now averages 12.10 in 10 innings on South African soil and has an ODI high score of only 23.
The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang from 9 to 25 February.
This year, North and South Korea will march in the opening ceremony under the same flag, in a somewhat controversial show of diplomacy.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar Thursday wished the nation's contingent an outstanding and memorable outing at the 2018 Winter Olympics which started in PyeongChang, South Korea Thursday.
Katie Uhlaende - a member of the USA women's skeleton team who finished fourth at Sochi behind bronze medalist Yelena Nikitina of Russia - told the Associated Press it was "great news" that the Russians had lost their appeals.
A Keremeos massage therapist is already in South Korea working to keep Canadian athletes competing in top form. And women's ice hockey players from both Koreas will compete as one team.
According to forecasts by the Korean Weather Bureau, Friday night temperatures in the region could be minus 2 to minus 5 degrees Celsius - a marked contrast from the mild temperatures that greeted the opening ceremony in Sochi four years ago.