Editor's note: Sochi is 10 hours ahead of Missouri. That means when you sit down to watch the Olympics on television each night, it's early the next morning in Sochi. NBC will broadcast the opening ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
UPDATE: Sochi Olympics kick off with grand opening
To read the full article, please sign up or login.
Get full access to the Columbia Missourian on your computer, phone, and tablet for just $5.95 per month.
* All the high-quality, in-depth journalism of the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine, updated 24/7
* Your news. Your device. Your time.
If you'd like to read more about the value of being a member, read this column from the Missourian's executive editor, Tom Warhover.