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Sunday, February 16th, 2014

WORLD ICE DANCE CHAMPIONS MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE COMPETE IN GOLD MEDAL FINAL, MON., FEB. 17 AT 8/7c ON NBC

Seven-Time X Games Champion Nate Holland Competes in Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final in Primetime on NBC

2010 Four-Man Bobsled Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Holcomb Takes Final Runs in Two-Man Bobsled in Primetime on NBC

LIVE Coverage of Team USA Women’s Hockey vs. Sweden Semifinal Game Begins at 7:15 a.m. ET on NBCSN

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

Stamford, Conn, - February 16, 2014 – NBC’s primetime coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games tomorrow, Monday, February 17 at 8/7c features world ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White in the free dance program, the final phase of ice dancing, which combined with the short dance score determines the Olympic champions. 2010 Olympic silver medalists Davis and White came out on top in the short dance program Sunday, as well as the short dance and free dance programs during the team figure skating event in which the U.S. took bronze. Two-time Olympian Nate Holland leads a deep U.S. snowboard cross team into Sochi, hoping to win a third consecutive U.S. gold medal in this event. Also in primetime is the gold medal final runs in two-man bobsled, where 2010 Olympic four-man gold medalist Steven Holcomb has the top American sled in third place, hoping to earn the first U.S. medal in this event since 1952, and the aerials gold medal final in men’s freestyle skiing, featuring 18-year-old American aerialist Mac Bohonnon.

NBCSN’s Monday telecast begins at 3 a.m. ET and is highlighted by Team USA women’s hockey vs. Sweden in a semifinal game in the women’s hockey tournament with live pre-game coverage at 7:15 a.m. ET. NBCSN’s live coverage also features the gold medal final in ice dancing and the team K-125 large hill gold medal final in men’s ski jumping. Rounding out NBCSN’s coverage is the 15km mass start gold medal final in men’s biathlon and the 12.5km mass start gold medal final in women’s biathlon.

MSNBC hosts live coverage of Canada vs. Switzerland semifinal women’s hockey game at Noon ET, and USA Network hosts live coverage of Team USA men’s curling vs. Switzerland at 5 a.m. ET on Monday.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

NBC’s primetime coverage Tuesday, February 18, is highlighted by the giant slalom gold medal final in women’s alpine skiing, where 18-year-old American phenom Mikaela Shiffrin makes her Olympic debut, and the most decorated woman in U.S. Olympic alpine history, Julia Mancuso (who won this event in Torino) will also vie for a medal. In freestyle skiing, top Americans David Wise and Torin Yater-Wallace should contend for gold in the men’s halfpipe gold medal final. Rounding out primetime on Tuesday is women’s bobsled featuring 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Elana Meyers and the 3000m relay gold medal final in women’s short track.

NBCSN’s coverage on Tuesday begins at 3 a.m. ET and is highlighted by the elimination round games in the Olympic men’s hockey tournament, as the teams ranked 5th -12th after group play face do-or-die games to advance to the quarterfinals. Live coverage of the elimination round games begins at 3 a.m., 7 a.m. and Noon ET. NBCSN’s coverage also includes men’s Nordic combined individual K-125 large hill competition , 10,000m gold medal final in men’s speed skating and women’s bobsled.

MSNBC also hosts an elimination round game in men’s hockey, with live coverage beginning at Noon ET.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (DAY 10)

NBC

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Men’s Biathlon – 15km Mass Start Gold Medal Final

Men’s Snowboarding – Snowboard Cross Competition

Men’s Freestyle Skiing – Aerials Competition

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Figure Skating – Ice Dancing Gold Medal Final

Men’s Snowboarding – Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final

Men’s Freestyle Skiing – Aerials Gold Medal Final

Two-Man Bobsled – Gold Medal Final Runs

1:01 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Men’s Ski Jumping – Team K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final

2 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Primetime Encore

NBCSN

3 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.

Women’s Curling – USA vs. South Korea

Women’s Curling – Russia vs. Great Britain

Men’s Biathlon – 15km Mass Start Gold Medal Final

7:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Women’s Hockey – Semifinal, USA vs. Sweden (LIVE)

10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Figure Skating – Ice Dancing Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Men’s Ski Jumping – Team K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Women’s Biathlon – 12.5km Mass Start Gold Medal Final

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Women’s Hockey Encore – Semifinal, Canada vs. Switzerland

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Game of the Day: Women’s Hockey – Semifinal, USA vs. Sweden

MSNBC

Noon – 2:30 p.m.

Women’s Hockey – Semifinal, Canada vs. Switzerland (LIVE)

CNBC

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Curling

USA

5 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Men’s Curling – USA vs. Switzerland (LIVE)

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Figure Skating – Ice Dancing Gold Medal Final: Michigan’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White, 2010 Olympic silver medalists, face training mates and rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, reigning Olympic champions. The two teams train at the same rink under the same coach, and have traded off the world title for the past four years. Davis and White enter Sochi as the reigning world champions. After the short dance, Davis and White are in first place, closely followed by Virtue and Moir.
  • Men’s Snowboarding – Snowboard Cross Gold Medal Final: Seth Wescott, the only Olympic champion since snowboard cross joined the program in Torino, did not make the U.S. team after an April knee injury, so seven-time X Games champion Nate Holland, who was a bitter fourth in Vancouver, will lead the strong American effort.
  • Men’s Freestyle Skiing – Aerials Gold Medal Final: Eigtheen-year-old Mac Bohonnon will represent the U.S., as he and the other aerialists try to keep pace with the immensely talented Chinese team.
  • Two-Man Bobsled – Gold Medal Final Runs: Reigning four-man Olympic champ Steven Holcomb, who overcame a degenerative eye condition that nearly cost him his sight to win gold in Vancouver, attempts to pilot his way to the first U.S. Olympic medal in the two-man since 1952. Driving a new, high-tech sled, the 33-year-old from Park City currently has the top American sled in third.

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Late Night):

  • Men’s Ski Jumping – Team K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final: Austria has dominanted ski jumping’s team event in recent Olympics, capturing the past two gold medals, but should face tough tests from Germany, Norway and Slovenia.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Women’s Curling – USA vs. South Korea: 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 face Olympic newcomers South Korea.
  • Women’s Hockey – Semifinals: In women’s hockey, USA aims to reach the gold medal game with a victory over Sweden LIVE today. The Americans are looking for their first Olympic gold medal since 1998.
  • Figure Skating – Ice Dancing Gold Medal Final (LIVE): Michigan’s Meryl Davis and Charlie White, 2010 Olympic silver medalists, face training mates and rivals Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada, reigning Olympic champions. The two teams train at the same rink under the same coach, and have traded off the world title for the past four years. enter Sochi as the reigning world champions. After the short dance, Davis and White are in first place, closely followed by Virtue and Moir.
  • Men’s Ski Jumping – Team K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final (LIVE): Austria has dominanted ski jumping’s team event in recent Olympics, capturing the past two gold medals, but should face tough tests from Germany, Norway and Slovenia.

USA HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Men’s Curling – USA vs. Switzerland (LIVE): Two-time Olympian John Shuster leads his American team against reigning European champion Switzerland.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (DAY 11)

NBC

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Men’s Speed Skating – 10,000m Gold Medal Final

Men’s Nordic Combined – Individual K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Women’s Alpine Skiing – Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final

Men’s Freestyle Skiing – Halfpipe Gold Medal Final

Women’s Bobsled – Competition

Women’s Short Track – 3000m Relay Gold Medal Final

1 a.m. – 2 a.m.

Women’s Short Track – 1000m Competition

2 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.

Primetime Encore

NBCSN

3 a.m. – 5:30 a.m.

Men’s Hockey – Elimination Round (LIVE)

5:30 a.m. – 7 a.m.

Men’s Nordic Combined – Individual K-125 Large Hill, Ski Jumping

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Men’s Hockey – Elimination Round (LIVE)

10 a.m. – Noon

Men’s Speed Skating – 10,000m Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Men’s Nordic Combined – Individual K-125 Large Hill, Cross-Country

Noon – 3 p.m.

Men’s Hockey – Elimination Round (LIVE)

Women’s Bobsled – Competition

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Hockey Encore

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Game of the Day: Hockey

MSNBC

Noon – 2:30 p.m.

Men’s Hockey – Elimination Round (LIVE)

CNBC

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Men’s/Women’s Curling – Tie Breaker

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Women’s Alpine Skiing – Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final: Eighteen-year-old American phenom Mikaela Shiffrin makes her Olympic debut in the giant slalom. Julia Mancuso, who won this event in Torino, will also vie for a medal.
  • Men’s Freestyle Skiing – Halfpipe Gold Medal Final: The Olympic debut of men’s halfpipe brings an American rivalry to the world stage. David Wise, a 23-year-old married father, and Torin Yater-Wallace, an 18-year-old upstart, have traded off victories at major events last season and should be jostling for the top spot in Sochi.
  • Women’s Bobsled: A 2010 Olympic bronze medalist as a brakeman, Elana Meyers is now in the driver’s seat and has positioned herself as a top medal threat in Sochi. The 29-year-old from Georgia, whose father played for the Atlanta Falcons, was offered college scholarships in four different sports but now serves as the unofficial leader of a diverse and athletic women’s bobsled team.
  • Women’s Short Track – 3000m Relay Gold Medal Final: Short track’s wild relay race puts 16 skaters on the ice at the same time, as four countries vie for three spots on the podium. Canada, China and South Korea are the top contenders for women’s relay gold.

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Men’s Speed Skating – 10,000m Gold Medal Final: This event features a redemption opportunity as Dutch star Sven Kramer looks to win the gold medal that would have been his in Vancouver if not for a lane violation resulting from a mistake by his coach.
  • Men’s Nordic Combined – Individual K-125 Large Hill Gold Medal Final: Reigning Olympic champion Bill Demong hopes for an encore performance to his historic victory in Vancouver, when he became the first American gold medalist in nordic combined. The U.S. could also have contenders in the steadily improving Fletcher brothers – Bryan and Taylor, a 2010 Olympian. The favorite is likely Germany’s Eric Frenzel, who won the K-95 normal hill event last Wednesday,

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Late Night):

  • Women’s Short Track – 1000m: In short track, American Emily Scott, who applied for food stamps before strangers learned of her struggles in a USA Today article and pitched in nearly $50,000 to fund her Olympic dream, will look to advance in the women’s 1000m.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Men’s Hockey – Elimination Round: The men’s hockey tournament moves into the elimination round with LIVE coverage as the teams ranked 5th-12th after group play face a do-or-die game to advance to the quarterfinals.
  • Men’s Nordic Combined – Individual K-125 Large Hill: Reigning Olympic champion Bill Demong hopes for an encore performance to his historic victory in Vancouver, when he became the first American gold medalist in nordic combined. The U.S. could also have contenders in the steadily improving Fletcher brothers – Bryan, and Taylor, a 2010 Olympian. The favorite is likely Germany’s Eric Frenzel, who won the K-95 normal hill event last Wednesday,
  • Men’s Speed Skating – 10,000m Gold Medal Final: This event features LIVE coverage of a redemption opportunity as Dutch star Sven Kramer looks to win the gold medal that would have been his in Vancouver if not for a lane violation resulting from a mistake by his coach.
  • Women’s Bobsled: A 2010 Olympic bronze medalist as a brakeman, Elana Meyers is now in the driver’s seat and has positioned herself as a top medal threat in Sochi. The 29-year-old from Georgia, whose father played for the Atlanta Falcons, was offered college scholarships in four different sports but now serves as the unofficial leader of a diverse and athletic women’s bobsled team.

 

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