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Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
CURLING COVERAGE SWEEPS INTO ACTION AS NBC OLYMPICS’ COVERAGE OF THE WINTER OLYMPICS STARTS TOMORROW, FEB. 7, AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC’s Live Primetime Coverage of the Winter Olympics Begins This Thursday, February 8
Two-Time U.S. Champions Nathan Chen, Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim Headline Thursday’s Figure Skating Team Event at 8 p.m. ET
Mike Tirico and Katie Couric to Host NBC’s Coverage of the Opening Ceremony for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games This Friday at 8 p.m. ET
All Events Live Streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 6, 2018 – NBC Olympics’ coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, begins tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with the debut of mixed doubles curling. U.S. siblings Matt and Becca Hamilton face Olympic Athlete(s) from Russia in a round-robin match.
Wednesday’s coverage on NBCSN also includes men’s downhill alpine skiing training.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
NBC’s live coverage of the PyeongChang Games begins in primetime on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET – one night before Opening Ceremony coverage on Friday, Feb. 9 – and continues until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 25 – highlighted by figure skating, qualifying in the men’s and women’s moguls competitions, and qualifying in men’s ski jumping.
Two-time U.S. champion Nathan Chen alongside two-time U.S. champion pairs’ duo Alexa Scimeca Knierim and Chris Knierim are expected to lead Team USA on the first day of competition in primetime on NBC. The American team won bronze in the inaugural team event in Sochi.
Women’s moguls will be headlined by American Jaelin Kauf, a 21-year-old who has enjoyed a breakthrough in recent months. The men’s team will feature Sochi Olympian Brad Wilson and newcomer Casey Andringa.
Thursday’s coverage on NBCSN starts at 2 a.m. ET with mixed doubles curling competition, as Canada takes on Norway, followed by Wang Rui and Ba Dexin of China facing reigning mixed doubles world champions Jenny Perret and Martin Rios of Switzerland.
Coverage continues at 6 a.m. ET on NBCSN, when U.S. brother-sister duo Matt and Becca Hamilton face China’s Wang and Ba in a live mixed doubles curling match, followed by a matchup between China and South Korea. Coverage also includes the qualifying round jumps of the men’s individual normal hill ski jumping event.
NBCSN’s primetime coverage on Thursday begins at 8 p.m. ET, as the Hamilton siblings of the U.S. battle Switzerland’s Perret-Rios, followed by training sessions in the men’s downhill alpine skiing and men’s luge. NBCSN presents a live mixed doubles curling match at 11:35 p.m. ET, as the U.S. Hamilton brother-sister duo faces Jang Hye-Ji and Lee Ki-Jeong of South Korea.
NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, which are powered by NBC Sports’ Playmaker Media, will deliver more than 1,800 hours of live-event and TV simul-stream coverage for the PyeongChang Olympics. In a Winter Games first, NBC broadcast network content will be live streamed, including the daytime, primetime and primetime-plus shows;
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Listings subject to change (all times ET unless otherwise noted).
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 (DAY -2)
11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Alpine Skiing – Men’s Downhill Training
Mixed Doubles Curling – U.S. vs. Olympic Athlete(s) from Russia
- Alpine Skiing – Olympic coverage kicks off with the world’s fastest alpine skiers in training runs of the men’s downhill.
- Curling – The Olympic debut of Curling’s mixed doubles event gets underway with the U.S. brother-sister duo of Matt and Becca Hamilton facing Olympic Athlete(s) from Russia in a round-robin match.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (DAY -1)
8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Figure Skating – Team Event (LIVE)
Men’s Short Program
Pairs’ Short Program
Freestyle Skiing – Men’s & Women’s Moguls Competition
10:05 p.m. – 1:35 a.m. (MT)
8:30 p.m. – Midnight (PT)
2:08 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. (ET)
1:08 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. (CT)
3:38 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore 2
2:38 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore 2
2 a.m. – 6 a.m.
Mixed Doubles Curling
Canada vs. Norway
China vs. Switzerland
6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Mixed Doubles Curling
U.S. vs. Canada (LIVE)
China vs. South Korea
Men’s Ski Jumping – Individual Normal Hill Competition
8 p.m. – 11:35 p.m.
Mixed Doubles Curling – U.S. vs. Switzerland
Men’s Alpine Skiing – Downhill Training (LIVE)
Men’s Luge – Training
11:35 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Mixed Doubles Curling – U.S. vs. South Korea (LIVE)
NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):
- Figure Skating – Figure skating’s team competition begins with the men’s and pairs’ short programs. Top contenders include the United States, Olympic Athlete(s) from Russia and Canada.
- Freestyle Skiing – Qualifying-round action in freestyle skiing features men’s and women’s moguls. Canadian Mikael Kingsbury, the men’s favorite, is among the most dominant athletes in any winter sport.
NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):
- Curling – Mixed doubles round-robin competition continues with Team USA taking on Switzerland, and live coverage of Team USA taking on South Korea.
- Alpine Skiing, Luge – Coverage includes alpine skiing (men’s downhill) and luge (men’s singles) training runs.
NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):
- Curling – Mixed doubles round-robin competition continues with Canada taking on Norway. Mixed doubles round-robin competition continues with China facingreigning world champion Switzerland, live coverage of Team USA versus Canada, and a matchup between China and South Korea.
- Ski Jumping – The men’s individual normal hill event begins with qualifying-round jumps. Japanese legend Noriaki Kasai, 45, will be participating in a record-breaking eighth Winter Olympic Games. Top contenders include 2014 Olympic gold medalist Kamil Stoch of Poland.