How do you make the Winter Olympics truly epic? Open them with the voice of Tyrion Lannister.
Peter Dinklage, who plays the witty Lannister on "Game of Thrones," will lead us into the sports event on Friday, Feb. 7. NBC Olympics executive producer Jim Bell announced via Twitter on Wednesday morning (Feb. 5) that Dinklage would voice the tease for the opening ceremony montage.
— Jim Bell (@jfb) February 5, 2014
Few details have been announced regarding the opening ceremony, but according to the Wall Street Journal, Russian pop band t.A.T.u. will perform as the Russian athletes flood the stadium. That may come as a surprise with Russia's anti-LGBT controversy, since the band displayed a lesbian image with their 2002 song "All The Things She Said." This will certainly be an interesting opening ceremony.
So fill up those goblets and get cozy, because winter is coming.
[h/t Entertainment Weekly]
The Winter Olympics opening ceremony will air on NBC on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. EST.