The Current Time in Sochi is:
The opening festivities for the Sochi games begin at 11 a.m. ET on February 7 but sadly the ceremony won’t be shown live on NBC, the network that’s carrying the games. It will be on the peacock network at 7:30 ET on the Friday night.
Sochi in Russia is nine hours ahead of the Eastern Standard Time. The local time in Russia when the opening ceremony kicks off will be 8 p.m. inside Sochi’s Fisht Olympic Stadium.
Here’s how Sochi-time, which is in the Moscow time zone breaks down for your area:
Midnight in Eastern Time = 9:00 a.m. in Sochi
Midnight in Central Time = 10:00 a.m in Sochi
Midnight in Mountain Time = 11:00 a.m. in Sochi
Midnight in Pacific Time = 12:00 p.m. in Sochi
If you’re in the UK, Sochi is four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.
Midnight in Greenwich Mean Time = 4:00 a.m. in Sochi
If you’re in Sydney, Australia, you’re seven hours ahead of Sochi.
Midnight in Sydney = 5:00 a.m. (the day after) in Sochi
If you’re in Brisbane, Australia, you are six hours ahead of Sochi.
Midnight in Brisbane = 6:00 a.m. (the day after) in Sochi
If you’re in Beijing, you are four hours ahead of Sochi.
Midnight in Beijing = 4:00 a.m. (the day after in Sochi
The time difference is likely to impact NBC’s ratings for the games, according to The New York Post. For example, gold-favorite skier Ted Ligety is scheduled to hit the slopes at 2 a.m. EST on the morning of February 15.
So there’s going to be some late-nights or early mornings for those eager to watch Team USA in action!