Athletes should report to the Pavilion for staging at 6:45 p.m. Spectators, family and VIPs should also arrive at 6:45 p.m. Please have the two athletes designated as "banner carriers" report to staging by 6:45 p.m. to pick up your county's banner.
It is very important that athletes follow the instructions of the volunteers concerning seating. Please assist us in directing your athletes to their seats as quickly as possible so that they may enjoy the full duration of the Ceremonies.
The Opening Ceremony is open to the general public and will include numerous guest speakers.