The Oklahoma City National High Performance Center will host a watch party Friday for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.
The broadcast will be shown beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the outdoor screens of the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower and the Devon Boathouse.
Admission and parking are free. Concessions will be for sale.
The public is invited to bring their chairs and blankets to watch the ceremonies, which will be displayed on the side of the Chesapeake Finish Line Tower.
Eight OKC National High Performance Center athletes and two coaches will represent the United States at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The athletes are rowers Robin Prendes, Nick LaCava, Will Newell and Anthony Fahden (men’s lightweight four); Tom Peszek and Silas Stafford (men’s pair); and adaptive rowers Emma Preuschl and Andrew Johnson (legs, trunk and arms four with coxswin).
Olympic rowers Grant and Ross James do not currently train in Oklahoma City but did so in the past. They will row in the men’s eight race. Follow the athletes’ progress at okc-nhpc.org.