Peter Dinklage
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The Winter Olympics is coming! In an inspired move, NBC has enlisted Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage to voice the opening tease for the montage that will begin its coverage of the opening ceremony, which airs Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET. NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell made the announcement via Twitter (with the hashtag #winteriscoming, of course).

NBC’s primetime coverage of the Olympics begins Thursday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. ET. All events will be live-streamed on, which means the action should start at 1 a.m. ET with the men’s qualification round of snowboard slopestyle, a sport making its Olympic debut in Sochi. (Update: It will now be without Shaun White, who just dropped out to focus on three-peating in halfpipe.) The women’s qualification follows at 5 a.m. ET. Other highlights for Feb. 6 include the debut of the team figure skating event with the men’s short program set for 10:30 a.m. ET and the pairs taking the ice at 12:10 p.m. ET.

Here’s an overview of the schedule sport-by-sport.

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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  • David Benioff
  • D.B. Weiss
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