Savannah Guthrie promises ‘big, beautiful’ Olympics opening ceremony: It is a big moment for Savannah Guthrie as she will be hosting her first Olympic Opening ceremony in Tokyo
It was on Wednesday, a month before the July 23rd opening ceremony, she expressed at an NBC preview stating “I’m trying to prepare for the Olympics like an athlete,” There are 206 countries represented, so there are a lot of facts to memorize.”
She did not participate in the 2016 Rio Olympic games due to her pregnancy and also major concerns about the Zika virus. But this Guthrie at the age of 49 is all set to attend the upcoming Tokyo 2020 games, where many people in Japan are still not in favor to host the games, citing the health concerns in the wake of the pandemic.
The opening ceremony will telecast during the “Today” show’s normal 7 to 9 a.m. time slot in the Eastern time zone as there is a time difference of 13 hours between the two countries Tokyo and New York. NBC will re telecast the ceremony to the viewers in a more packaged and condensed format exclusively in primetime.
Also, “Today” will be broadcast from Tokyo in the evening local time for the two weeks of the competition.