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MARIA Taylor made a surprise NBC debut from Tokyo just days after leaving ESPN — and viewers of the Olympics Opening Ceremony were baffled by Ralph Lauren & Armani outfits.

The former ESPN host, who left the network despite a $3million offer to stay on after Rachel Nichols’ controversial hot mic comments, will host NBC’s late-night Olympic coverage.

However, Taylor’s debut wasn’t the only surprising thing to come out of the opening ceremony broadcast.

The Team USA Olympics apparel, designed by Ralph Lauren, were blasted as “preppy” and “pretentious” by online critics and Team Italy’s Giorgio Armani-designed outfits were dubbed the “worst” of the ceremony.

After the Tokyo Olympics being delayed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympics returned to Tokyo – and to NBC – for the world to watch.

Because Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of the east coast, the Opening Ceremony started in Japan at 8pm, which is 7am EST.

The highly anticipated Olympic Opening Ceremony also started airing on Friday night at 7:30pm EST.

The Olympic’s opening ceremony took place at the Olympic Stadium in Shinjuku City, Tokyo.

Read our Tokyo Olympics 2021 live blog below for the very latest news and updates…

 

Source: The Sun

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