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Saturday, February 8th, 2014

GRACIE GOLD, MERYL DAVIS & CHARLIE WHITE EXPECTED TO COMPETE IN TEAM FIGURE SKATING GOLD MEDAL FINAL TOMORROW, FEB. 9, IN PRIMETIME ON NBC

Most Decorated U.S. Olympic Skier Bode Miller Returns to the Slopes for Downhill Gold Medal Final Tomorrow in Primetime at 7 p.m. ET on NBC 

Team USA’s Jamie Anderson Competes in Inaugural Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Gold Medal Final on NBC Tomorrow in Primetime 

LIVE Coverage Begins Tomorrow at 3 a.m. ET on NBCSN Highlighted by Women’s Speed Skating, Luge, Men’s Ski Jumping, and Men’s Cross-Country

All Events Live Streamed on NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports Live Extra Mobile & Tablet App

Stamford, Conn, - February 8, 2014 – NBC’s primetime coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games on Sunday, February 9, is highlighted by the gold medal final in the inaugural team figure skating event. Reigning U.S. champion Gracie Gold is expected to make her Olympic debut in the ladies’ free skate for Team USA, with reigning world ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White expected in the free dance. Primetime coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC. Also in primetime, five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller competes for the gold medal in the men’s downhill, and South Lake Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson competes in the women’s snowboard slopestyle final, where she is favored to win the event’s first-ever gold medal. Rounding out primetime coverage is the individual K-95 event in men’s ski jumping.

Live coverage on Sunday, February 9, begins at 3 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and is highlighted by the gold medal finals for team figure skating, women’s speed skating in the 3000m event, ski jumping in the individual K-95 event, and men’s luge, with legend Armin Zoeggeler of Italy attempting to become the first Olympian – summer or winter – to win six consecutive medals in the same individual event. Live coverage of Russia vs. Germany in women’s hockey begins at 8 a.m. ET Sunday on MSNBC.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

NBC’s primetime coverage on Monday, February 10, includes the gold medal final of the first event in the women’s alpine program, the super combined, consisting of one downhill run and one slalom run. Julia Mancuso, whose three Olympic medals are the most by any female American ski racer, is expected to be in gold medal contention four years after winning silver in this event in Vancouver. In men’s short track, top American and 2010 Olympic bronze medalist J.R. Celski will headline the 1500m gold medal final. Also in primetime on Monday is the men’s moguls gold medal final, an event which Americans have medaled in the last four Games.

In women’s hockey, Team USA continues the pursuit for its first gold medal since 1998 in a live match against Switzerland on Monday at 5 a.m. ET on NBCSN. In addition, CNBC and USA Network begin their coverage of curling on Monday, February 10. Please see the below listings for additional information.

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Listings subject to change (all times ET unless otherwise noted).

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (DAY 2)

NBC

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Figure Skating – Team Gold Medal Final

Men’s Free Skate

Women’s Biathlon – 7.5km Sprint Gold Medal Final

Women’s Speed Skating – 3000m Gold Medal Final

Men’s Cross-Country – Skiathlon Gold Medal Final

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Figure Skating – Team Gold Medal Final

Ladies’ Free Skate

Ice Dancing Free Dance

Men’s Alpine Skiing – Downhill Gold Medal Final

Women’s Snowboarding – Slopestyle Gold Medal Final

Men’s Ski Jumping – Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final

11:35 p.m. – 12:35 a.m.

Men’s Luge – Singles Gold Medal Final Runs

12:35 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Primetime Encore

NBCSN

3 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.

Women’s Hockey – Sweden vs. Japan (LIVE)

5:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Men’s Cross-Country – Skiathlon Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Women’s Speed Skating – 3000m Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Men’s Luge – Singles Competition (LIVE)

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Figure Skating – Team Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Men’s Ski Jumping – Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Women’s Hockey: Sweden vs. Japan

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Women’s  Hockey: Russia vs. Germany

MSNBC

8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Women’s Hockey – Russia vs. Germany (LIVE)

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Figure Skating Team Event – Ladies’ Free Skate, Free Dance: The first-ever medals for figure skating’s new team event will be handed out following the ladies’ free skate and the free dance. Reigning U.S. champion Gracie Gold is expected to make her Olympic debut in the ladies’ free skate for Team USA, with reigning world ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White expected in the free dance. The competition favors the most well-rounded skating countries, meaning the fight for the podium will be fierce among the United States, Canada, and host country Russia on the event’s final night.
  • Men’s Alpine Skiing – Downhill Gold Medal Final: Skiing’s signature race covers two miles in two minutes and has been won by two Americans. Bode Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic skier of all time, would like to become the third after winning bronze in Vancouver. The 36-year-old Miller will have to contend with a deep field of rivals, led by Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist and reigning world champion.
  • Women’s Snowboarding – Slopestyle Gold Medal Final: South Lake Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson is favored to win the first gold medal as women’s slopestyle makes its Olympic debut. The 23-year-old avid environmentalist has been the dominant figure in the event in recent years.
  • Men’s Ski Jumping – Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final: At just 24, Austrian star Gregor Schlierenzauer is already being called one of ski jumping’s all-time greats, but is still in search of his first individual Olympic gold medal. Swiss rival Simon Ammann, who has broadened his aerial skillset by earning his pilot’s license since sweeping the individual events for a second time in Vancouver, could also be in the hunt.

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Figure Skating Team Event – Men’s Free Skate: The final day of the first-ever figure skating team event gets underway with the men’s free skate. The competition favors the most well-rounded skating countries, meaning the fight for the podium will be fierce among Canada, the United States, and host country Russia on the event’s final night.
  • Women’s Biathlon – 7.5km Sprint Gold Medal Final: Russia lost a medal contender when biathlete Anastasia Kuzmina changed her citizenship to compete for Slovakia at the Vancouver Games, where she won gold in the sprint. She returns to her home country to try to defend her Olympic title.
  • Women’s Speed Skating – 3000m Gold Medal Final: Germany’s Claudia Pechstein looks to win her fourth Olympic medal in this event, 20 years after her first. Another medal would give the 41-year old 10 for her career, tying the all-time Olympic Winter Games women’s record.
  • Men’s Cross-Country – Skiathlon Gold Medal Final: Norwegian Petter Northug, who is his nation’s most popular athlete, takes the snow in Sochi for the first time in the event formerly known as the pursuit. After winning four medals, including two gold, in Vancouver, Northug could be poised for an even bigger haul in Sochi.

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Late Night):

  • Men’s Luge – Singles Gold Medal Final Runs: Luge legend Armin Zoeggeler of Italy will attempt to become the first Olympian – summer or winter – to win six consecutive medals in the same individual event.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Men’s Cross-Country – Skiathlon Gold Medal Final: Norwegian Petter Northug, who is his nation’s most popular athlete, takes the snow in Sochi for the first time LIVE in the event formerly known as the pursuit. After winning four medals, including two gold, in Vancouver, Northug could be poised for an even bigger haul in Sochi.
  • Women’s Speed Skating – 3000m Gold Medal Final: Germany’s Claudia Pechstein attempts to win her fourth Olympic medal in this event LIVE, 20 years after her first. Another medal would give the 41-year-old 10 for her career, tying the all-time Olympic Winter Games women’s record.
  • Men’s Luge – Singles Gold Medal Final Runs: Luge legend Armin Zoeggeler of Italy goes for history LIVE when he attempts to become the first Olympian – summer or winter – to win six consecutive medals in the same individual event.
  • Figure Skating Team Event – Men’s and Ladies’ Free Skate, Free Dance: The first-ever medals for figure skating’s new team event will be handed out following the men’s and ladies’ free skate and the free dance. The competition favors the most well-rounded skating countries, meaning the fight for the podium will be fierce among Canada, the United States, and host country Russia on the event’s final night.
  • Men’s Ski Jumping – Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final: At just 24, Austrian star Gregor Schlierenzauer is already being called one of ski jumping’s all-time greats, but will be in search of his first individual Olympic gold medal LIVE in the men’s individual K-95. Swiss rival Simon Ammann, who has broadened his aerial skillset by earning his pilot’s license since sweeping the individual events for a second time in Vancouver, could also be in the hunt.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (DAY 3)

NBC

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 500m Gold Medal Final

Men’s Biathlon – 12.5km Pursuit Gold Medal Final

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Women’s Alpine Skiing – Super Combined Gold Medal Final

Men’s Freestyle Skiing – Moguls Gold Medal Final

Men’s Short Track – 1500m Gold Medal Final

12:05 – 1:05 a.m.

Women’s Short Track – Competition

Women’s Luge – Competition

1:05 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Primetime Encore

NBCSN

3 a.m. – 5 a.m.

Men’s Curling – Germany vs. Canada

5 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.

Women’s Hockey – USA vs. Switzerland (LIVE)

7:30 a.m. -11:15 a.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 500m Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

11:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Women’s Luge – Competition (LIVE)

Women’s Curling – Sweden vs. Great Britain

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Curling Encore

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Game of the Day: Hockey

MSNBC

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Women’s Hockey – Finland vs. Canada (LIVE)

CNBC

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Men’s Curling – USA vs. Norway

USA

5 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Women’s Curling – USA vs. Switzerland

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Women’s Alpine Skiing – Super Combined Gold Medal Final: The super combined, which involves one downhill run and one slalom run in a single day, is the first event on the women’s alpine program. Julia Mancuso, whose three Olympic medals are the most by any female American ski racer, should be in contention four years after winning silver in this event in Vancouver. She’ll have to be faster than a deep field of European contenders, led by German reigning champion Maria Hoefl-Riesch.
  • Men’s Freestyle Skiing – Moguls Gold Medal Final: One of the lasting images of the Vancouver Games occurred when Alex Bilodeau became the first Canadian to win Olympic gold on home soil and celebrated his victory with his older brother Frederic, who has cerebral palsy. Bilodeau will look to defend his title in Sochi, but his teammate Mikael Kingsubry edged him for the world title last March. The Americans cannot be counted out either, as they have won a medal in this event in four consecutive Games.
  • Men’s Short Track – 1500m Gold Medal Final: The first day of competition in short track speed skating is headlined by the final of the men’s 1500m, one of the two events in which top American J.R. Celski won bronze in Vancouver. Celski will be challenged by Russia’s Viktor Ahn, who missed Vancouver because of a knee injury but won three gold medals in Torino skating for his native South Korea as Ahn Hyun-Soo. Apolo Ohno’s former rival has since changed his nationality and his name, but he remains among the best in the sport. He may have a chance to win the host country’s first gold medal of the Games, which would also be Russia’s first ever short track medal.

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Men’s Speed Skating – 500m Gold Medal Final: Two all-out sprints determine who gets gold in this distance. Wisconsin native Tucker Fredricks, who specializes in the 500m, makes his third Olympic appearance in Sochi, where he will be joined on the ice by American record holder Mitch Whitmore.
  • Men’s Biathlon – 12.5km Pursuit Gold Medal Final: Biathlon remains the only winter sport in which the U.S. has never won an Olympic medal, but New York native Tim Burke, who earned bronze in this event earlier this season, will look to change that in Sochi.

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Late Night):

  • Women’s Short Track – Competition: Top American Aly Dudek looks to advance in short track’s shortest event, the four-and-a-half-lap 500m. She’ll likely have to contend with China’s most decorated Winter Olympian, Wang Meng, who won this event at the past two Games.
  • Women’s Luge – Competition: Germany is aiming to slide to its fifth straight gold in this event, as competitors from several other nations try to crash the podium in Sochi. The veteran leader of the U.S. squad is 2009 world champion Erin Hamlin, a 27-year-old from the small town of Remsen, New York, who will be making her third Olympic appearance in Sochi.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Women’s Hockey – USA vs. Switzerland: The U.S. women, who have won medals at all four Olympic tournaments but no gold since 1998, continue their pursuit LIVE against Switzerland. They may have a chance to clinch a bye to the semifinals today.
  • Men’s Speed Skating – 500m Gold Medal Final: Two all-out sprints determine who gets gold in this distance LIVE. Wisconsin native Tucker Fredricks, who specializes in the 500m, makes his third Olympic appearance in Sochi, where he will be joined on the ice by American record holder Mitch Whitmore.
  • Women’s Luge – Competition: Germany is hoping to slide to its fifth straight gold in this event, as competitors from several other nations look primed to crash the podium LIVE in Sochi. The veteran leader of the U.S. squad is 2009 world champion Erin Hamlin, a 27-year-old from the small town of Remsen, New York, who will be making her third Olympic appearance in Sochi.

USA HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Women’s Curling – USA vs. Switzerland: Sixteen years after her Olympic debut in Nagano, Erika Brown returns to the Games as the skip of the U.S. women’s curling team. The U.S. women will be seeking their first Olympic curling medal after finishing fourth at the 2013 World Championships. Sweden, Great Britain and Canada are among the top international teams.

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Men’s Curling – USA vs. Norway: Two-time Olympian John Shuster has the Olympic experience required to guide the U.S. team through a deep men’s field. The 31-year-old Minnesota native was part of the 2006 Olympic team that collected the first U.S. Olympic curling medal and then led the Americans in Vancouver. Norway – whose showing in Vancouver is better remembered for the team’s bold checkered pants than its silver medal – is among the medal contenders.

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