An Olympian's view of the Opening Ceremony - Presented by United Airlines

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Today is a big day for both Olympics veterans and rookies. The 2014 Opening Ceremony kicks off and the Olympians have been sharing their big moments on social media. Presented by United Airlines

@NickGoepper: Look who I ran into at the Opening Sweatermonies! @shaun_white
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@NickGoepper: Look who I ran into at the Opening Sweatermonies! @shaun_white
@WhitmoreUSA: The roomies mid marching!! #OpeningCeremony #Sochi2014 #teamusa @BrittanyBowe @sugarmotion @hlynnrichardson
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@WhitmoreUSA: The roomies mid marching!! #OpeningCeremony #Sochi2014 #teamusa @BrittanyBowe @sugarmotion @hlynnrichardson
@CCACurling: The @CDNOlympicTeam women's #curling team @TeamJJonesCurl is IN THE HOUSE! #wearewinter
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@CCACurling: The @CDNOlympicTeam women's #curling team @TeamJJonesCurl is IN THE HOUSE! #wearewinter
@AlexShibutani: Speechless. #OpeningCeremonies #Sochi2014 #TeamUSA #OlympicPride
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@AlexShibutani: Speechless. #OpeningCeremonies #Sochi2014 #TeamUSA #OlympicPride
@k8ertotz: Dreamin @alydudek @emscott89
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@k8ertotz: Dreamin @alydudek @emscott89
@BobsledKaillie: Walking in right behind @wick_22 opening ceremonies @Sochi2014 @CDNOlympicTeam #WeAreWinter #GoCanadaGo #proud
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@BobsledKaillie: Walking in right behind @wick_22 opening ceremonies @Sochi2014 @CDNOlympicTeam #WeAreWinter #GoCanadaGo #proud
@JamieGreubel: #WolfPack ready for Opening Ceremony!! @USOlympic @usbsf.
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@JamieGreubel: #WolfPack ready for Opening Ceremony!! @USOlympic @usbsf.
@AlexShibutani: This is happening! #OpeningCeremony #Sochi2014.
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@AlexShibutani: This is happening! #OpeningCeremony #Sochi2014.
@k8ertotz: It just doesn't get more real than this. Let's stick it to the man @USOlympic
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@k8ertotz: It just doesn't get more real than this. Let's stick it to the man @USOlympic
@JonesLuge: Russia just walked in. Nuts in here!
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@JonesLuge: Russia just walked in. Nuts in here!
@alydudek: Inside look at the Olympics Opening Ceremonies!!! #GoTeamUSA
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@alydudek: Inside look at the Olympics Opening Ceremonies!!! #GoTeamUSA
@jasonbskates: OPENING CEREMONIES!! THE TORCH HAS BEEN LIT! Absolutely magical...#Sochi2014.
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@jasonbskates: OPENING CEREMONIES!! THE TORCH HAS BEEN LIT! Absolutely magical...#Sochi2014.
@summerbritcher: #sochiselfie heading to opening ceremonies... WHAT?! @TuckerWest1 @AidanKellyUSA.
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@summerbritcher: #sochiselfie heading to opening ceremonies... WHAT?! @TuckerWest1 @AidanKellyUSA.
@PAdamCrook: #SochiSelfie w/ @LukeOchoAllen, heading to opening ceremonies!
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@PAdamCrook: #SochiSelfie w/ @LukeOchoAllen, heading to opening ceremonies!
@akselsvindal: Team Norway backstage. Opening ceremony. Olympics.
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@akselsvindal: Team Norway backstage. Opening ceremony. Olympics.
@Jaewoo94: Super cool to be here! And im so happy to enjoying this moment with Team Korea! #Olympics2014 #Sochi2014 .
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@Jaewoo94: Super cool to be here! And im so happy to enjoying this moment with Team Korea! #Olympics2014 #Sochi2014 .
@N_Buckland: OPENING CEREMONY!!!! Team Great Britain ice dancers.
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@N_Buckland: OPENING CEREMONY!!!! Team Great Britain ice dancers.
@MelissaBoekelm: Fun at the opening ceremony with @LottevBeek #Sochi2014. Team Netherlands.
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@MelissaBoekelm: Fun at the opening ceremony with @LottevBeek #Sochi2014. Team Netherlands.
@HeidiKloser: Heading to Opening Ceremonies! Excited that I will still get to walk! #Olympics #TeamUSA #Sochi2014.
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@HeidiKloser: Heading to Opening Ceremonies! Excited that I will still get to walk! #Olympics #TeamUSA #Sochi2014.
‏@maddiebowman: Who better to get your hair done by for Olympic Opening Ceremonies than figure skater @MaiaShibutani.
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‏@maddiebowman: Who better to get your hair done by for Olympic Opening Ceremonies than figure skater @MaiaShibutani.
@Jambobsled: Our proud flag bearer brakeman Marvin Dixion before stepping out at #Sochi2014 opening ceremony #JamaicaBobsled.
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@Jambobsled: Our proud flag bearer brakeman Marvin Dixion before stepping out at #Sochi2014 opening ceremony #JamaicaBobsled.
@Ralfs_29: Selfie with Ozolinsh #OpeningCeremony. Team Latvia.
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@Ralfs_29: Selfie with Ozolinsh #OpeningCeremony. Team Latvia.
@StevenLangton: It's time. #OpeningCeremony
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@StevenLangton: It's time. #OpeningCeremony
@AUSOlympicTeam: Right before her 1st Winter #OpeningCeremony @JanaPittman with Bobsleigh teammates & @JohnFarrowAUS #GoAUS
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@AUSOlympicTeam: Right before her 1st Winter #OpeningCeremony @JanaPittman with Bobsleigh teammates & @JohnFarrowAUS #GoAUS
@rshoei: The ONE and ONLY!!! #GBSelfie #OpeningCeremony #Olympics
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@rshoei: The ONE and ONLY!!! #GBSelfie #OpeningCeremony #Olympics
@BobTeamSpring: Not long now til we walk in! #wearewinter #Sochi2014.
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@BobTeamSpring: Not long now til we walk in! #wearewinter #Sochi2014.
@MaxParrot: What a team!! #CanadaSlopestyle Going to the Olympic Opening Ceremony!! @markmcmorris @SebToots #charlesreid.
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@MaxParrot: What a team!! #CanadaSlopestyle Going to the Olympic Opening Ceremony!! @markmcmorris @SebToots #charlesreid.
@Jme_Anderson: Me and @KarlyShorr are going to be on the today show this afternoon... Then opening ceremonies! Oh snap!
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@Jme_Anderson: Me and @KarlyShorr are going to be on the today show this afternoon... Then opening ceremonies! Oh snap!
@corybutner: How bobsleders get ready for opening ceremonies... #armday @StevenLangton @ctomasevicz @christopherfogt and myself.
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@corybutner: How bobsleders get ready for opening ceremonies... #armday @StevenLangton @ctomasevicz @christopherfogt and myself.
@KeriHerman: Team USA is ready for #OpeningCeremony.
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@KeriHerman: Team USA is ready for #OpeningCeremony.
@USOlympic: Just a casual elevator ride to #OpeningCeremony #GoTeamUSA.
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@USOlympic: Just a casual elevator ride to #OpeningCeremony #GoTeamUSA.
@AidanKellyUSA: Oh we're ready. #Olympics2014 #OpeningCeremony #TeamUSA.
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@AidanKellyUSA: Oh we're ready. #Olympics2014 #OpeningCeremony #TeamUSA.
@KeriHerman: I can't believe we have opening ceremonies tonight! I'm so excited!
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@KeriHerman: I can't believe we have opening ceremonies tonight! I'm so excited!

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