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Friday, March 16th, 2018
NBC OLYMPICS’ CONCLUDING COVERAGE OF 2018 PARALYMPIC GAMES HIGHLIGHTED BY U.S.-CANADA SLED HOCKEY GOLD MEDAL GAME SATURDAY ON NBCSN
United States Attempts Paralympic Three-Peat Versus Canada in Sled Hockey Gold Medal Game Saturday on NBCSN at 11 p.m. ET
Live Coverage of the Wheelchair Curling Gold Medal Game Between China-Norway Begins Saturday at 1:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Closing Ceremony Live Stream Begins Sunday at 7 a.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 16, 2018 – NBC Olympics’ record-setting coverage of the 2018 Paralympic Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, concludes this weekend with live coverage of the men’s sled hockey gold medal game between the United States and Canada; live coverage of the wheelchair curling gold medal game between China and Norway on Saturday; and coverage of the Closing Ceremony on Sunday, among other events.
The following are this weekend’s highlights of NBC Olympics’ coverage of the 2018 Paralympic Games:
- Coverage of alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, wheelchair curling and sled hockey bronze medal games, beginning tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN;
- Live coverage of the wheelchair curling gold medal game between China and Norway begins Saturday at 1:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA;
- Live coverage of the U.S.-Canada sled hockey gold medal game begins Saturday at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN, as the Americans search for a three-peat;
- The Closing Ceremony will be streamed live Sunday at 7 a.m. ET, and an encore presentation will air 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.
MEN’S SLED HOCKEY GOLD MEDAL GAME – LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 11 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The United States’ quest for a third consecutive Paralympic gold continues on Saturday against Canada in a rematch of the 2017 World Championships, where the Canadians bested the Americans, 4-1, to end their streak of major international tournament wins at six. This marks the first sled hockey gold medal game between the two countries at a Paralympics.
Through four games, the U.S. has outscored its opponents 38-1, including a 10-1 victory over Italy in the semifinals on Thursday. American Brody Roybal is one goal shy of tying the U.S. and Paralympic record for most goals in a single Paralympic Winter Games (11).
WHEELCHAIR CURLING GOLD MEDAL GAME – LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 1:30 A.M. ET ON OLYMPIC CHANNEL: HOME OF TEAM USA
Live coverage of the wheelchair curling gold medal game between China and Norway gets underway Saturday at 1:30 a.m. ET on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA. China defeated three-time defending Paralympic gold medalist Canada in the semifinals, 4-3, while Norway topped host Korea, 8-6, to advance.
ALPINE SKIING, BIATHLON, CROSS-COUNTRY & WHEELCHAIR CURLING COVERAGE CONTINUE TONIGHT AT 7 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
NBC Olympics’ coverage of the 2018 Paralympic Games continues tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and live coverage of the sled hockey bronze medal game.
South Korea and Italy will compete for sled hockey bronze following defeats to Canada and the United States, respectively, in the semifinals.
U.S. gold medalists Dan Cnossen, Andy Soule, Kendall Gretsch and Oksana Masters headline Saturday’s cross-country skiing coverage at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
The following is a full schedule of the 2018 Paralympic Games:
|Fri., March 16||7 p.m.||Wheelchair Curling – Bronze Medal Game, Sled Hockey – Bronze Medal Game (LIVE), Cross-Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing||NBCSN|
|Sat., March 17||1:30 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), Alpine Skiing, Wheelchair Curling – Gold Medal Game||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 —