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Tuesday, March 13th, 2018
COVERAGE OF 2018 PARALYMPIC GAMES RESUMES TONIGHT WITH LIVE WHEELCHAIR CURLING ACTION ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA AT 8:30 P.M. ET
Live Coverage of the Gold Medal Match in Sled Hockey Begins Saturday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN
U.S. Gold Medalists Brenna Huckaby & Mike Schultz and Silver Medalist Amy Purdy Headline Paralympic Games Debut of Men’s and Women’s Banked Slalom Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET
Two-Time U.S. Gold Medalist Kendall Gretsch and Navy Seal Veteran Dan Cnossen Headline Biathlon Coverage on Thursday
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA to Present Wheelchair Curling Gold Medal Game on Saturday
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 13, 2018 – NBC Olympics’ record-setting coverage of the 2018 Paralympic Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, continues this week with live coverage of the men’s sled hockey gold medal match; the debut of men’s and women’s banked slalom at the Paralympic Games; biathlon coverage on Thursday; and coverage of the Closing Ceremony on Sunday.
The following are this week’s highlights of NBC Olympics’ coverage of the 2018 Paralympic Games:
- Biathlon coverage on Thursday, headlined by two-time U.S. gold medalist Kendall Gretsch and Navy Seal veteran Dan Cnossen;
- Coverage of the U.S. men’s sled hockey semifinal on Thursday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by the live gold medal match on Saturday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN;
- U.S. gold medalists Brenna Huckaby and Mike Schultz and 2018 Paralympic silver medalist Amy Purdy headline the debut of men’s and women’s banked slalom Thursday at 9:30 p.m. ET (streaming);
- Live coverage of the wheelchair curling gold-medal game Saturday on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA at 2 a.m. ET;
- Live streaming coverage of the Closing Ceremony this Sunday at 7 a.m. ET, with an encore presentation airing at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
All times are subject to change
Click here for a television and streaming schedule. Coverage is also streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
FINAL DAY OF BIATHLON COMPETITION – THURSDAY AT 9 P.M. ET (STREAMING)
Six medals will be awarded on the final day of biathlon competition on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET (streaming), headlined by Americans Kendall Gretsch, who has already won two gold medals in PyeongChang, and Navy Seal veteran Dan Cnossen, who has won three medals at these Games.
MEN’S SLED HOCKEY GOLD MEDAL MATCH – LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Coverage of the U.S. men’s sled hockey semifinal begins Thursday at 2 p.m. ET on NBCSN, followed by live coverage of the gold-medal match Saturday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The U.S. and Canada are expected to contend for gold in a possible rematch of the 2017 World Championships, where the Canadians defeated the Americans, 4-1, to end the U.S.’ streak of major international tournament wins at six.
DEBUT OF MEN’S AND WOMEN’S BANKED SLALOM BEGINS THURSDAY AT 9:30 P.M. ET (STREAMING)
Thursday marks the Paralympic Games debut of men’s and women’s banked slalom, a new snowboarding event at the Games. The U.S. is expected to contend for medals after tallying six snowboarding medals on Sunday. Americans Brenna Huckaby and Mike Schultz won gold in snowboard cross in their Paralympic debuts, while Amy Purdy earned silver.
WHEELCHAIR CURLING GOLD MEDAL GAME – SATURDAY ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Live coverage of the wheelchair curling gold medal game begins Saturday at 2 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. Coverage of the bronze medal game can be streamed live on Friday at 8:35 p.m. ET.
The Canadians, skipped by Mark Ideson, are in search of their fourth consecutive Paralympic gold. Canada returns as the gold medal favorite led by three members from its gold-medal team in Sochi, including vice-skip Ina Forrest and Dennis Thiessen.
The following is a full schedule of the 2018 Paralympic Games:
|Tues., March 13||2 p.m.||Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Curling||NBCSN|
|Tues., March 13||8:30 p.m.||Wheelchair Curling (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Tues., March 13||Midnight||Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Wheelchair Curling (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., March 14||2 p.m.||Sled Hockey Playoffs, Wheelchair Curling||NBCSN|
|Wed., March 14||9 p.m.||Wheelchair Curling (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Thurs., March 15||1 a.m.||Alpine Skiing, Sled Hockey Semifinal (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., March 15||2 p.m.||Sled Hockey Semifinal (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., March 15||9 p.m.||Wheelchair Curling – Tiebreakers (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Fri., March 16||1 a.m.||Snowboarding, Biathlon (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., March 16||7 p.m.||Wheelchair Curling Semifinal, Biathlon, Alpine Skiing, Sled Hockey – Bronze Medal Game (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 17||2 a.m.||Wheelchair Curling – Gold Medal Game (LIVE)||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sat., March 17||8:30 p.m.||Cross-Country Skiing, Sled Hockey – Gold Medal Game (LIVE), Wheelchair Curling – Gold Medal Game||NBCSN|
|Sun., March 18||Noon||Alpine Skiing – Women’s Giant Slalom, Cross-Country Skiing – Open Relay||Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA|
|Sun., March 18||4:30 p.m.||Sled Hockey – Gold Medal Game (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Sun., March 18||11:30 p.m.||Closing Ceremony||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 24||1 p.m.||Highlight Show||NBC|
*All dates and times subject to change
ABOUT THE 2018 PARALYMPIC GAMES
The 2018 Paralympic Games will take place March 9-18, 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea, with nearly 700 of the world’s finest Paralympic winter athletes competing for glory in 80 events across six different sports on snow and ice. Team USA will compete in each of the sports contested in PyeongChang with an estimated team of 74 athletes.
— PYEONGCHANG 2018 —