Olympics Opening Ceremony primetime LIVE – Maria Taylor makes surprise NBC debut from Tokyo DAYS after leaving ESPN

MARIA Taylor made a surprise NBC debut from Tokyo just days after leaving ESPN.

The former ESPN host, who left the network despite a $3million offer to stay on after Rachel Nichols’ controversial hot mic comments, will host NBC’s late-night Olympic coverage.

The Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has already been and gone – but primetime viewers in the US are being treated to the whole show on Friday night.

After being delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympics return to Tokyo – and to NBC – for the world to watch.

Because Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of the east coast, the Opening Ceremony began in Japan at 8pm, which is 7am EST.

The highly anticipated Olympic Opening Ceremony also started airing on Friday night at 7:30pm EST.

The Olympic’s opening ceremony took place at the Olympic Stadium in Shinjuku City, Tokyo.

Read our Tokyo Olympics 2021 live blog below for the very latest news and updates…



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