The competition has begun, but the ceremony signifying the start of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi is set to kick off Friday morning.
What will Russia bring to the table? Join London Free Press reporter Patrick Maloney for live coverage of the opening ceremony. Our Sun writers in Sochi -- Steve Simmons, Chris Stevenson, Steve Buffery and Rob Longley -- will also chip in.
Get your vodka ready. Don't worry, Sochi is nine hours ahead of the eastern time zone.