The opening ceremonies have yet to take place, but the 2018 Winter Olympics are already underway from PyeongChang, South Korea!
As Cleveland's home of the Olympics, WKYC is going all out for the occasion, and reporter Will Ujek has been taking in the sights and sounds of the region.
Primetime coverage on WKYC began Thursday night with men's and pairs figure skating short program team competitions and qualification rounds for the freestyle skiing moguls.
What follows is a comprehensive blog of Thursday's activities, complete with tweets with our hashtag #3Olympics. We'll be back tomorrow night for coverage of the opening ceremonies!
11:29 p.m. - Team figure skating update
A flawless performance by the pair of Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov gave the Olympic Athletes from Russia a first place finish in the pairs short program portion of the team figure skating competition. (Russian athletes cannot compete under their country's flag due to IOC sanctions).
Team Canada is currently in first place in the team competition with 17 points, followed by the United States with 14 and Japan and Russia with 13. The team event will resume in two days.
11:16 p.m. - Nathan Chen support
Despite his disappointing start to the games, Twitter users are rallying around American figure skater Nathan Chen after the 18-year-old fell during his short program run in the team event.
10:53 p.m. - Men's skiing moguls
Troy Murphy was the only American man to qualify for the finals of the freestyle skiing moguls in the first qualification round. Murphy finished fourth with a score of 80.95, while Mikael Kingsbury of Canada nabbed the top spot with an 86.07.
10:25 p.m. - Team USA executes in pairs team skating
The married figure skating pair of Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim just put together a very good short program, with the only blemish being a brief slip-up toward the end. Their 69.75 score has Team USA currently in first among pairs and back in contention for a team medal.
10:17 p.m. - Curling update
Team USA's mixed curling pair of Rebecca and Matt Hamilton is 1-2 today, and will take on South Korea later tonight.
And yes, Matt knows he looks like Super Mario.
9:52 p.m. - Flag bearer controversy
An update on tomorrow's opening ceremonies: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shani Davis is not expected to march with team USA, according to USA Today. The speed skater was reportedly upset he had not been chosen to be the American flag bearer, calling the process "dishonorable" on Twitter.
Some have doubts, however, as to whether Davis is actually the one who sent the tweet.
9:44 p.m. - Women's freestyle skiing moguls
The first round of qualification for the women's freestyle skiing moguls saw three Americans—Keaton McCargo, Jaelin Kauf, and Morgan Schild—advance to the finals. Schild finished third overall with a score of 77.74, while Perrine Laffont of France finished first at 79.72.
9:26 p.m. - Men's short program team results
That's a wrap for the men's short program portion of the team figure skating event, with Shoma Uno score of 103.25 giving Japan the early lead, followed by Alexei Bychenko of Israel and Patrick Chan of of Canada. Nathan Chen finished a surprising fourth.
The pairs short portion is still to come.
9:05 p.m. - Nathan Chen's first skate
Salt Lake City's Nathan Chen's much-awaited Olympic debut was, to put it mildly, disappointing. The 18-year-old posted a score of just 80.61 to put him in third. NBC analyst Johnny Weir called it "the worst short program I've ever seen him run."
8:37 p.m. - Team figure skatingWe're halfway through the men's short program portion of the team figure skating competition. 19-year-old Matteo Rizzo of Italy just took the lead with a score of 77.77. Nathan Chen of the United States is up next.When all groups have complete their short portions, the bottom-five countries will be eliminated.
8:10 p.m. - Welcome Mike Tirico
For the first time since 1988, Bob Costas is not hosting NBC's prime time coverage of the Olympics. Mike Tirico begins in that role tonight.