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Saturday, February 10th, 2018
2018 PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS – FEB. 10 DAYTIME HIGHLIGHTS ON THE NETWORKS OF NBCUNIVERSAL
“She may have just turned 18 years old, but she pulled off a veteran move there.” – Ted Robinson on Speed Skater Maame Biney Maneuvering to Prevent An Opponent From Passing Her
“The celebration is on and orange is the color of the day.” – Tom Hammond on the Dutch sweeping the Women’s 3000m Speed Skating Podium
NBC’s Primetime Coverage, Live Across All Time Zones, Begins at 8 p.m. ET Tonight Featuring Figure Skating
All Events Live Streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 10, 2018 – Tonight’s primetime coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, is highlighted by:
- NBC’s primetime presentation, which begins at 8 p.m. ET live across all time zones, features the short programs in the figure skating team event as ice dance duo Maia and Alex Shibutani and 2018 U.S. champion Bradie Tennell are expected to compete;
- In short track speed skating, 18-year-old Maame Biney makes her Olympic debut in 500m qualifying.
Click here for a preview of tonight’s primetime action.
Following are highlights from today’s coverage of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics on NBC and the networks of NBCUniversal:
WOMEN’S SHORT TRACK – NBCSN
Play-by-play commentator Ted Robinson on Maame Biney maneuvering to prevent an opponent from passing her: “That was a fantastic move by Maame Biney. She may have just turned 18 years old two weeks ago, but she pulled off a veteran move there to hold off that pass.”
Analyst Apolo Anton Ohno added: “She did. The one thing that she had to do was make sure she could stick on Fan Kexin from China, as close as possible, and make sure she could protect the inside position from Kim A-Lang from South Korea.”
Watch Biney advance on to 500m quarterfinal here.
MEN’S SLOPESTYLE – NBCSN
Analyst Todd Richards on Team USA’s Red Gerard advancing to the men’s slopestyle final: “He has been on a tear this season…the combos are everywhere…he just lands on his feet, the kid is a cat…he’s the lone American…the USA is the underdog going into the final.”
Play-by-play commentator Todd Harris on Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot: “He is definitely a contender and a threat to win gold in the slopestyle and Big Air.”
Richards on Parrot advancing on to the men’s slopestyle final: “He knows what he wants and he went out there and he got it. It’s crazy how confident he is.”
WOMEN’S SPEED SKATING – NBCSN
Play-by-play commentator Tom Hammond on the Dutch sweeping the women’s 3000m podium: “A Dutch sweep here at the opening speed skating event. The celebration is on and orange is the color of the day.”
MIXED DOUBLES CURLING – NBCSN
Analyst Jamie Sinclair on Becca and Matt Hamilton’s mixed doubles match against Norway: “The tides have turned. Things have started to go in Team USA’s favor. This is turning out to be a great game for them…It’s great to see their energy back, their spirits are up, feeling confident and in control of this game.”
Jake Higgs, USA Curling’s high performance director for mixed doubles, on Becca and Matt Hamilton using their mixed doubles experience in the upcoming men’s and women’s tournaments: “Of course, you want them to build on what’s going on right now because even if the mixed doubles isn’t going to work out, which I don’t think it’s going to mathematically, we still have them playing in the men’s and women’s tournaments coming up. We want them to gain some momentum, so other teams can feed off of that and do well.”
MEN’S ALPINE SKIING DOWNHILL – NBCSN
Reporter Steve Porino on Switzerland race skier Carlo Janka: “He is skiing without an ACL. He did not in fact qualify for this Swiss team, but because of his pedigree – an overall World Cup champion – his coach said, ‘Yes, you can come, but when you show up on this training run, if you’re not among the very fastest you will not race in the downhill.’ But Janka knows very well he doesn’t want to race unless he is medal-ready.”
MEN’S SKI JUMPING – NBCSN
Play-by-play commentator Paul Burmeister on German ski jumper Andreas Wellinger’s gold medal winning jump: “You know you’ve done well when the green light is shining on the back of your legs as you pass it by.”
WOMEN’S HOCKEY – USA NETWORK
Play-by-play commentator John Walton on Switzerland player Alina Muller’s four goal contribution against Korea: “Even after the first goal you could feel the positive energy coming from Alina Muller. She has the body language like she is expecting every shot to go in, and tonight who wouldn’t?”
Analyst A.J. Mleczko added: “And with that (fourth) goal, she ties the Olympic record with two other people – Sweden’s Pernilla Winberg, and her Swiss teammate Stefanie Marty.”
Watch Muller’s Olympic record tying goal here.
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— PYEONGCHANG 2018 —