MINNEAPOLIS - KARE 11 is getting Minnesota and western Wisconsin into the Olympic spirit by starting Friday (opening ceremonies day!) with a live broadcast from Brit's Pub in downtown Minneapolis.

Kim, Tim and Sven broadcast live from downtown from 5 to 7 a.m. with a cast of special guests, including former Olympians from Minnesota and local dignitaries.

The live show is a warmup for Friday night's highly anticipated Opening Ceremonies,starting on KARE 11 at 6:30 p.m.