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MIKE TIRICO AND KATIE COURIC HOST NBC’S COVERAGE OF THE OPENING CEREMONY FOR THE XXIII OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET/5 P.M. PT

This Is Us Star Sterling K. Brown Voices “Always Start with the Dreams” to Kickoff NBC’s Opening Ceremony Coverage

2014 Olympic Luge Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin to Lead U.S. in Opening Ceremony as Flag Bearer

Figure Skating’s Team Event Coverage Continues Live Across All Time Zones Saturday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC; Two-Time World Medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani Expected to Compete

Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin to Make PyeongChang Olympics Debut Live Sunday in Primetime at 8 p.m. ET on NBC

Short Track Speed Skater Maame Biney Highlights Saturday’s Daytime Coverage at 3 p.m. ET on NBC

All Events Live Streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app

STAMFORD, Conn. – February 9, 2018 NBC presents the Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, in primetime tonight, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC. Award-winning journalist Katie Couric returns to NBC to co-host the Opening Ceremony alongside NBC primetime Olympics host Mike Tirico at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium.

Tirico works his first Opening Ceremony, after serving as host for the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics. He served as an NBC daytime anchor throughout the Rio Olympics. Couric, who had a decorated 15-year run as co-anchor of TODAY (1991-2006), returns to co-host her fourth Opening Ceremony after hosting in Sydney, Salt Lake City, and Athens.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

NBC’s primetime coverage live across all time zones continues tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 10, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, highlighted by the conclusion of the short programs in the figure skating team event as ice dance duo Maia and Alex Shibutani are expected to compete. The U.S. must finish in the top five to advance to the free skate portion of the competition. Coverage also includes men’s slopestyle snowboarding, gold medal finals in ski jumping’s men’s individual normal hill, and men’s luge.

Primetime Plus coverage features live coverage of the second portion the team figure skating event with the pairs’ free skate at 11:30 p.m. ET.

Daytime coverage of the Winter Olympics on NBC kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. ET, and features multiple short track races including qualifying in the women’s 500m, where 18-year-old Maame Biney, the first black woman to qualify for a U.S. Olympic short track team, is expected to lead the American team.

NBC’s daytime coverage also features men’s slopestyle snowboarding qualifying, and the men’s ski jumping individual normal hill final, followed by the first two runs of the men’s luge competition.

NBCSN presents live coverage of women’s skiathlon gold medal final at 2 a.m. ET, where the U.S. has a chance to win its first-ever Olympic medal in women’s cross-country skiing, followed by a mixed doubles curling game between the brother-sister duo Becca and Matt Hamilton and China’s Wang Rui and Ba Dexin.

Saturday’s live gold medal finals coverage on NBCSN continues with short track at 5 a.m. ET, followed by men’s ski jumping individual normal hill at 7:35 a.m. ET. Susan Dunklee, who looks to give Team USA its first-ever Olympic medal in biathlon, highlights NBCSN’s afternoon coverage in the women’s 7.5km sprint at 1 p.m. ET. Coverage also includes speed skating’s women’s 3000m.

Coverage on NBCSN continues at 7 p.m. ET, when Liam McHugh and 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White host Olympic Ice alongside analyst and 1984 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton. The hour-long studio show previews the day’s Olympic figure skating action while also providing viewers with analysis and highlights of the prior  competition. Following Olympic Ice, NBCSN’s coverage includes men’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal finals.

Defending Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson leads a strong U.S. contingent that includes 20-year-old Julia Marino and 17-year-old Hailey Langland in NBCSN’s live coverage of women’s slopestyle at 9:45 p.m. ET.

USA Network hosts live coverage of women’s hockey as the Korean team (composed of players from both North and South Korea) meets Switzerland at 7 a.m. ET.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA complements NBCUniversal’s extensive coverage of the Winter Olympics, with wall-to-wall programming from the host city. Daily coverage includes 20 hours of highlights, news and features provided by Olympic Channel News; live Olympic medal ceremony coverage from the PyeongChang Medal Plaza; and a daily studio show hosted by 13-time Emmy Award winner Jimmy Roberts. The 30-minute Winter Olympics Daily studio show airs daily at Noon ET, and provides features, storytelling, commentary, and highlights, including a “Meet the Olympic Press” segment that will bring together contributing journalists to discuss all the daily news and storylines surrounding PyeongChang.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

NBC’s primetime coverage live across all time zones continues on Sunday, Feb. 11, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, featuring the conclusion of the figure skating team event after three days of competition with the free skate portion of the competition. U.S. Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to contend for a medal in women’s giant slalom, while 2014 Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Jamie Anderson looks to defend her title in slopestyle. She’ll be joined by two first-time Olympians, Julia Marino and Hailey Langland, who could also challenge for podium spots.

Coverage also includes the gold medal final in women’s moguls as Americans Jaelin Kauf and Morgan Schild are expected to contend for podium sports. The men’s luge competition, featuring Chris Mazdzer and Tucker West, will award medals after the final two runs. Live Primetime Plus coverage begins at 11:35 p.m. ET with the second run of women’s alpine skiing, followed by women’s halfpipe. Snowboarding phenom 17-year-old Chloe Kim of the U.S. headlines the women’s halfpipe competition. Her U.S. teammate, five-time Olympian Kelly Clark, is also expected to contend. They will likely be challenged by two-time reigning world champion Cai Xuetong of China.

Sunday’s daytime coverage on NBC kicks off at 3 p.m. ET, and features Lowell Bailey, who became the first American biathlete to capture a world title last season. He’ll open his PyeongChang schedule with the men’s 10km sprint. Coverage also includes speed skating’s men’s 5000m and cross-country’s men’s skiathlon.

The U.S. women’s hockey team plays Finland in its first game of the Olympic tournament, live at 2:40 a.m. ET on NBCSN. The team is headlined by two-time Olympic silver medalist Hilary Knight, captain Meghan Duggan, and 2017 world championship MVP Brianna Decker.

NBCSN’s gold medal finals coverage on Sunday begins at 5 a.m. ET with men’s 10km sprint, followed by speed skating’s men’s 5000m, and men’s cross-country skiing. Coverage continues at 1:30 p.m. ET with the men’s luge competition.

Coverage on NBCSN continues at 7 p.m. ET, when Liam McHugh and 2006 Olympic ice dance silver medalist Tanith White host Olympic Ice alongside analyst and 1984 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Scott Hamilton. The hour-long studio show previews the day’s Olympic figure skating action while also providing viewers with analysis and highlights of the previous night’s competition. Following Olympic Ice, NBCSN’s coverage includes men’s 10km biathlon sprint gold medal final.

Live coverage of women’s hockey continues on USA Network, with Canada taking on Olympic Athletes from Russia at 7 a.m. ET.

Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA complements NBCUniversal’s extensive coverage of the Winter Olympics, with wall-to-wall programming from the host city. Daily coverage includes 20 hours of highlights, news and features provided by Olympic Channel News; live Olympic medal ceremony coverage from the PyeongChang Medal Plaza; and a daily studio show hosted by 13-time Emmy Award winner Jimmy Roberts. The 30-minute Winter Olympics Daily studio show airs daily at Noon ET, and provides features, storytelling, commentary, and highlights, including a “Meet the Olympic Press” segment that will bring together contributing journalists to discuss all the daily news and storylines surrounding PyeongChang.

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.

For more information on live streaming, please go to: NBCOlympics.com/Live-Stream-Schedule

For the full schedule of NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage, please go to: NBCOlympics.com

For press information, bios, photos and releases, please go to: NBCSportsGroupPressBox.com

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (DAY 0)

NBC
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Opening Ceremony

9 p.m. – Midnight (MT)
Primetime Encore

8 p.m. – 11 p.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore

12:38 a.m. – 3:38 a.m. (ET)
Primetime Encore

11:38 p.m. – 2:38 a.m. (CT)
Primetime Encore

1:38 a.m. – 4:38 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore 2

12:38 a.m. – 3:38 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore 2

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (DAY 1)

NBC
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Snowboarding – Men’s Slopestyle Competition
Short Track – Men’s 1500m (Final), Women’s 500m (Qualifying), Women’s 3000m Relay (Qualifying)
Ski Jumping – Men’s Individual Normal Hill Gold Medal Final
Luge – Men’s Runs 1 & 2

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Figure Skating – Team Event (LIVE)
            Ice Dance Short Dance
            Ladies’ Short Program
Alpine Skiing – Men’s Downhill Gold Medal Final

6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. (MT)
Figure Skating – Team Event (LIVE)
            Ice Dance Short Dance
            Ladies’ Short Program
Alpine Skiing – Men’s Downhill Gold Medal Final

5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (PT)
Figure Skating – Team Event (LIVE)
            Ice Dance Short Dance
            Ladies’ Short Program
Alpine Skiing – Men’s Downhill Gold Medal Final

11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Figure Skating – Team Event (LIVE)
            Pairs’ Free Skate

9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore

11 p.m. – 2 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore

12:30 a.m. – 3:30 a.m. (ET)
Primetime Encore

11:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. (CT)
Primetime Encore

2 a.m. – 5 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore 2

1 a.m. – 4 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore 2

NBCSN
2 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Cross-Country Skiing – Women’s Skiathlon Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Mixed Doubles Curling – U.S. vs. China

5 a.m. – 7:35 a.m.
Short Track – Men’s 1500m Final, Women’s 500m (Qualifying), Women’s 3000m Relay (Qualifying) (LIVE)

7:35 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ski Jumping – Men’s Individual Normal Hill Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Snowboarding – Men’s Slopestyle Competition

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Luge – Men’s Runs 1 & 2

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Speed Skating – Women’s 3000m Gold Medal Final
Biathlon – Women’s 7.5km Sprint Gold Medal Final
Mixed Doubles Curling – U.S. vs. Norway

7 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Olympic Ice
Snowboarding – Men’s Slopestyle Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

9:45 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Mixed Doubles Curling – U.S. vs. Finland
Snowboarding – Women’s Slopestyle Competition (LIVE)

1:30 a.m. – 2:40 a.m.
Mixed Doubles Curling – Canada vs. South Korea

USA
7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Women’s Hockey – Switzerland vs. Korea (LIVE)

OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
5 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Medal Ceremonies (LIVE)

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

10 a.m. – Noon
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)

1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime Plus):

 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

 

USA HIGHLIGHTS:

 

OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA HIGHLIGHTS:

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (DAY 2)

NBC
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Speed Skating – Men’s 5000m Gold Medal Final
Biathlon – Men’s 10km Sprint Gold Medal Final
Cross-Country Skiing – Men’s Skiathlon Gold Medal Final

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Figure Skating – Team Event Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Men’s Free Skate
Ladies’ Free Skate
Ice Dancing Free Dance
Alpine Skiing – Women’s Giant Slalom Competition (LIVE)
Freestyle Skiing – Women’s Moguls Gold Medal Final
Snowboard – Women’s Slopestyle Gold Medal Final
Luge – Men’s Singles Gold Medal Final Runs

11:35 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Alpine Skiing – Women’s Giant Slalom Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Snowboarding – Women’s Halfpipe Competition (LIVE)

11 p.m. – 3 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore

10 p.m. – 2 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore

1 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. (ET)
Primetime Encore

Midnight – 3:30 a.m. (CT)
Primetime Encore

3 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore 2

2 a.m. – 4:30 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore 2

NBCSN
2:40 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Women’s Hockey – U.S. vs. Finland (LIVE)

5 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Biathlon – Men’s 10km Sprint Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Speed Skating – Men’s 5000m Gold Medal Final
Cross-Country Skiing – Men’s Skiathlon Gold Medal Final

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Mixed Doubles Curling – Tiebreaker
Luge – Men’s Singles Gold Medal Final Runs
Medal Ceremonies

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Olympic Ice
Biathlon – Men’s 10km Sprint Gold Medal Final

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Snowboarding – Women’s Slopestyle Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Mixed Doubles Curling – Semifinal

11:30 p.m. – 2:40 a.m.
Mixed Doubles Curling – Semifinal (replay)
Speed Skating – Men’s 5000m Gold Medal Final

USA
7 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Women’s Hockey – Canada vs. Olympic Athlete(s) from Russia (LIVE)

OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
2 a.m. – 5 a.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

5 a.m. – 7 a.m.
Medal Ceremonies (LIVE)

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

10 a.m. – Noon
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily

12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)

1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)

6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Winter Olympics Daily (Encore)

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

11 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Olympic Channel News (OBS)

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime Plus):

 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

 

USA HIGHLIGHTS:

 

OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA HIGHLIGHTS:

 

–PYEONGCHANG 2018–