The 2018 Winter Olympics Brings the World Together Through Sports
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By Ryan Berenz
The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are underway in South Korea, and with the opening ceremony over, the world’s most daring athletes on ice and snow are solely focused on bringing home gold. Viewers won’t miss a minute of competition, as NBCUniversal presents more than 2,400 hours of coverage from the PyeongChang Games across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA Network, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage will be live in all U.S. time zones, ensuring viewers coast-to-coast can watch simultaneously, even with South Korea being halfway around the world.
“Contrary to popular belief, the 14-hour time difference works really great for live primetime coverage,” says Jim Bell, president of NBC Olympics Production & Programming. “That’s right when many of the marquee events — figure skating, alpine, snowboarding — will be taking place.”
Here are nightly highlights of NBC’s primetime PyeongChang Games coverage, along with some live event listings from each day.
SUNDAY The U.S. hopes for gold (they won bronze in Sochi) in the fi gure skating team event. There are also gold-medal finals in women’s freestyle skiing moguls, women’s snowboard slopestyle and men’s singles luge.
TUESDAY Skier Mikaela Shiffrin (pictured) does the fi rst run of the women’s alpine slalom. Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim compete in the figure skating pairs short program. Medals are awarded in the men’s snowboard halfpipe competition.
NBCSN 7:10am Women’s Ice Hockey — U.S. vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia
NBC 8pm Pairs Figure Skating— Short Program; Men’s Snowboarding — Halfpipe Gold-Medal Final
WEDNESDAY Highlights include gold-medal fi nals in pairs fi gure skating, men’s alpine super-G and women’s speed skating 1,000 m.
NBCSN 10:10pm Women’s Ice Hockey — U.S. vs. Canada
THURSDAY The men’s figure skating short program is featured along with the women’s snowboard cross gold-medal final, the men’s skeleton goldmedal final, the women’s crosscountry skiing 10 km gold-medal final and the women’s freestyle skiing aerials competition.
NBC 8pm Men’s Figure Skating — Short Program; Women’s Snowboard Cross Gold-Medal Final; Men’s Skeleton Gold-Medal Final Runs
CNBC 10pm Men’s Ice Hockey — U.S. vs. Slovakia
FRIDAY Lindsey Vonn looks for gold in the women’s alpine super-G, plus medals are contested in men’s figure skating and women’s freestyle skiing aerials.