Olympics Updates: Opening Ceremonies Kick Off Friday

The Olympic games get started Friday amidst concerns of the Zika virus, pollution, and security in Rio. BuzzFeed News reporters Tamerra Griffin and Ryan Broderick are reporting from Rio.

The opening cermonies for the Rio Olympic Games to air on a one-hour delay.

The opening cermonies for the Rio Olympic Games to air on a one-hour delay.

Alkis Konstantinidis / Reuters

The ceremony at Rio's Maracaña Stadium will air on NBC starting Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. The games will air on a one-hour tape delay.

Gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps will serve as the US's flag bearer in the ceremony.

A livestream of the ceremony can be viewed here.

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