FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, February 25th, 2018

TARA LIPINSKI, JOHNNY WEIR, AND TERRY GANNON HOST NBC’S PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF THE CLOSING CEREMONY FROM PYEONGCHANG TONIGHT AT 8 PM ET/5 PM PT

NBC’s Primetime Host Mike Tirico Hosts Olympic Gold at 7 p.m. ET to Kick Off Tonight’s Primetime Olympic Coverage

Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer and 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist Jessie Diggins Competes for Final Time in PyeongChang in Cross-Country’s Women’s 30km Today at 3 p.m. ET on NBC

Serena Williams Narrates 1968, the Story of Olympic Achievement and Cultural Legacy, Airing Today at 4:10 p.m. ET on NBC

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

STAMFORD, Conn. – February 25, 2018 NBC Olympics’ figure skating commentating trio of Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir, and Terry Gannon will host NBC’s primetime coverage of the Closing Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Coverage begins in primetime, tonight at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.

Lipinski, Weir and Gannon will be on-site at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium to call the pageantry and spectacle of the Closing Ceremony, which will featuring the Parade of Athletes, interviews, profiles, musical performances, and more. The Olympic flag will be turned over to Beijing, China, host of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and the Closing Ceremony culminates with the extinguishment of the Olympic flame.

Leading into the Closing Ceremony, Mike Tirico hosts Olympic Gold at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, which features a look back at the most memorable moments and performances of the PyeongChang Olympics.

Today’s daytime coverage on NBC begins at 3 p.m. ET and features the final competition of the 2018 Winter Olympics, as Closing Ceremony flag bearer Jessie Diggins, who helped the U.S. win its first-ever gold medal in cross-country skiing, competes in the cross-country women’s 30km event.

Daytime coverage continues as four-time Olympic gold medalist and 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams brings viewers back 50 years to the tumultuous and politically-charged year of the Olympic Games in Mexico City with a 90-minute documentary entitled 1968. The documentary features interviews with NBA icon and cultural ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who protested the 1968 Games; and heavyweight champion George Foreman, who took home a gold medal at the Games. For more information on 1968, click here.

1968 will also air an NBCSN as part of a three-hour documentary block beginning Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET that also features Calgary ’88. Calgary ’88 is a 60-minute documentary voiced by iconic actor and acclaimed author Rob Lowe, that looks back at the men’s and ladies figure skating competition at the 1988 Winter Olympics. For more information on Calgary ‘88, click here.

NBCSN’s coverage continues at 2 p.m. ET with Best of the Games, which is followed by an encore presentation of Steve Schlanger and Chad Salmela’s exhilarating call of cross-country skiing’s women’s team sprint, in which Jessie Diggins and Kikkan Randall won gold and picked up the United States’ first-ever women’s Olympic medal in the sport.

Coverage of the Winter Olympics from PyeongChang on NBCSN wraps at 3:45 p.m. ET with an encore presentation of the women’s hockey gold medal game, where Team USA defeated rival Canada to earn its first Olympic gold in 20 years.

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

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25 (DAY 16)

NBC
3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Cross-Country Skiing – Women’s 30km Gold Medal Final
1968

7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Olympic Gold

8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Closing Ceremony

9 p.m. – 11:30 (MT)
Primetime Encore

8 p.m. – 10:30 (PT)
Primetime Encore

11:35 p.m. – 3 a.m. (ET)
Primetime Encore

10:35 p.m. – 2 a.m. (CT)
Primetime Encore

12:35 a.m. – 4 a.m. (MT)
Primetime Encore 2

11:35 p.m. – 3 a.m. (PT)
Primetime Encore 2

NBCSN
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1968

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Calgary ‘88

2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Best of the Games
Cross-Country Skiing – Women’s Team Sprint

3:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Women’s Hockey – Gold Medal Final: U.S. vs. Canada

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

  • Olympic GoldOlympic Gold recaps the action from all venues.
  • Closing Ceremony – NBC Olympics’ figure skating commentating trio of Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir, and Terry Gannon host NBC’s primetime coverage of the Closing Ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Lipinski, Weir and Gannon will be on-site at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium to call the pageantry and spectacle of the Closing Ceremony, which features the Parade of Athletes, interviews, profiles, musical performances, and more.

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

  • Cross-Country Skiing – Competition in PyeongChang concluded with the cross-country women’s 30km event. Top contenders included Charlotte Kalla of Sweden and the Norwegian duo of Marit Bjorgen and Heidi Weng. Bjorgen, a 14-time Olympic medalist, is already the most decorated winter Olympian of all time, but aimed to add to her record haul. American Jessie Diggins, who helped the U.S. win its first-ever gold medal in cross-country skiing, also competed.
  • 1968 – A 90-minute documentary, narrated by four-time Olympic gold medalist and 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, brings viewers back to the tumultuous and politically-charged year of the Olympic Games in Mexico City 50 years ago.

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 1968 – A 90-minute documentary, narrated by four-time Olympic gold medalist and 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams, brings viewers back to the tumultuous and politically-charged year of the Olympic Games in Mexico City 50 years ago.
  • Calgary ’88 – A 60-minute documentary, voiced by iconic actor and acclaimed author Rob Lowe that takes a look back at the men’s and ladies figure skating competition at the 1988 Winter Olympics.
  • Cross-Country Skiing – Competition in PyeongChang concluded with the cross-country women’s 30km event. Top contenders included Charlotte Kalla of Sweden and the Norwegian duo of Marit Bjorgen and Heidi Weng. Bjorgen, a 14-time Olympic medalist, is already the most decorated winter Olympian of all time, but aimed to add to her record haul. American Jessie Diggins, who helped the U.S. win its first-ever gold medal in cross-country skiing, also competed.
  • Hockey – NBCSN also presents encore coverage of Team USA defeating rival Canada in the women’s hockey gold medal game.

–PYEONGCHANG 2018–