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.
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.
Figure Skating —Team Event Gold-Medal Final; Women’s Alpine Skiing — Giant Slalom Competition
Shaun White makes his PyeongChang debut in the men’s snowboard halfpipe competition. Medals are handed out in women’s snowboard halfpipe and women’s speed skating 1,500 m.
Men’s Alpine Skiing — Combined, Downhill Run; Women’s Halfpipe Gold-Medal Final; Men’s Halfpipe NBCSN 11:30pm Men’s Snowboarding — Halfpipe Competition
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.
Women’s Ice Hockey — U.S. vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia
Pairs Figure Skating— Short Program; Men’s Snowboarding — Halfpipe Gold-Medal Final
Highlights include gold-medal fi nals in pairs fi gure skating, men’s alpine super-G and women’s speed skating 1,000 m.
Men’s Ice Hockey — U.S. vs. Slovenia
Pairs Figure Skating—Gold-Medal Final; Men’s Alpine Skiing — Super-G Gold-Medal Final
Women’s Ice Hockey — U.S. vs. Canada
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.
Men’s Figure Skating — Short Program; Women’s Snowboard Cross Gold-Medal Final; Men’s Skeleton Gold-Medal Final Runs
Men’s Ice Hockey — U.S. vs. Slovakia
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.
Men’s Figure Skating — Gold-Medal Final; Women’s Alpine Skiing — Super-G Gold-Medal Final
USA Network 2:30am
Women’s Ice Hockey — Quarterfinal
Ted Ligety makes his first run in the men’s alpine giant slalom. Short track speed skating, women’s skeleton and men’s ski jumping individual large hill events have their medal rounds.
Men’s Ice Hockey — U.S. vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia
Men’s AlpineSkiing — Giant Slalom, Gold-Medal Final Run All Times Eastern.
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