July 26, 2012 11:04 ET

KARE 11's Sunrise and the Olympics: We're off to the Pub to Share a Pre-Opening Ceremonies Celebration

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - On Friday, July 27, 2012 while the eyes of the world prepare to turn their attention to London, KARE 11 kicks off the 2012 Games first on KARE 11 Sunrise.

From 5 to 7 a.m., the newscast will be live from Brit's pub in downtown Minneapolis for our pre-opening ceremony festivities, live audience and all. We'll share everything from who to watch, to where to watch them. Plus, we'll have an inside look at the latest British fashion, the "must-know" British sayings ...everything to make you feel at home for this all-out British experience. And it's game on as local celebrities including former Olympians J Robinson, Brandon Paulson, and Dennis Koslowski go for gold in our own lawn bowling competition while Minneapolis Mayor Rybak will also be on hand, getting in the spirit of the Games. KARE 11's social sharing will also heat up during Sunrise as, straight from London, Sports Director Eric Perkins answers question on Facebook and we'll be sharing the fun live on Twitter. No party would be complete without photos: our live audience will be able to dress up, British style, to have their picture taken at the KARE 11 Photo Booth. Also suitable for social sharing.

"This live broadcast gives us an opportunity to share in the unique excitement that can only be generated by the Olympics, and to have that opportunity at Brit's brings a truly international and especially English flavor that will be unlike anything we have done before. It will be a blast!" said Sunrise news anchor Tim McNiff.

"The best part of the Olympics is the entire world takes a pause together. It's not just about national pride, but also about sharing something that is filled with excitement, drama and fun. What better way to acknowledge that than to share opening day with our viewers at one of the great downtown locations in the Twin Cities," said Sunrise news anchor Kim Insley.

"Like most people we can't make it to London but we're excited to share in a bit of the UK experience at Brit's Friday morning with everyone!" said Sunrise meteorologist Sven Sungaard.

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