Confused about one particular thing at these Winter Olympics? Yeah, us, too —. What’s that you say? You’re wondering what time it is in South Korea when NBC is piping these events onto your TV screen live? We have you covered with everything between the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
The Olympic Games are beingfor the first time since 1988. Pyeongchang is ready to offer its “Happy700,” a slogan referencing the county’s beloved 700-meter elevation, to an international audience.
What about the rest of us back home, however? What time will events be?
First thing’s first: Pyeongchang falls in the Korea Standard Time zone (UTC+0:900), which means there is a 14-hour difference between local time and Eastern Standard Time in the United States.
Here are the time differences for all time zones across the United States:
Eastern time: 14 hours
Central time: 15 hours
Mountain time: 16 hours
Pacific time: 17 hours
Pyeongchang time is also ahead of all those time zones, so if NBC is broadcasting live at 8 p.m. ET, that means it is actually 10 a.m. the following day in Pyeongchang. An event broadcast live at 8 a.m. ET, meanwhile, would actually be a 10 p.m. event in South Korea.
Get ready to stay up late, East Coasters!
Source : CBSsports