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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
2014 SOCHI WINTER GAMES – FEB. 12 NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC & USA HIGHLIGHTS
Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC: Julia Mancuso & Shani Davis in Gold Medal Finals in Alpine Skiing and Speed Skating
Kelly Clark, Kaitlyn Farrington and Hannah Teter Highlight U.S. Medal Hopefuls in Women’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final Tonight
Live Men’s Hockey Coverage Continues Tomorrow with Team USA, Canada and Russia; U.S. Faces Slovakia at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 12, 2014 – Coming up on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the XXII Olympic Winter Games:
- Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, NBC’s coverage features iconic U.S. Olympians Julia Mancuso skiing and Shani Davis skating in gold medal finals. In women’s snowboard halfpipe, 2002 Olympic champion Kelly Clark leads a deep U.S. squad of medal contenders, including Hannah Teter and Kaitlyn Farrington, as they look to dethrone 2010 gold medalist Torah Bright. In addition, reigning world champions Tatyana Volosozhar and Maksim Trankov look to reinstate Russia’s Olympic dominance in the gold medal final for pairs’ figure skating. For more information on tonight’s primetime program on NBC, click here.
- Tomorrow’s live coverage on NBCSN begins at 3 a.m. ET and is highlighted by Team USA’s debut in the men’s hockey tournament, when captain Zach Parise leads the Americans against Slovakia at 7:30 a.m. ET.
- Live MSNBC coverage begins at 7:30 a.m. ET when Alex Ovechkin and Russia host Slovenia in men’s hockey. USA’s live coverage begins at 5 a.m. ET with men’s curling between Team USA and Great Britain, followed at noon ET by captain Sidney Crosby and Team Canada against Norway. CNBC’s Olympic coverage continues at 5 p.m. ET with women’s curling as Team USA faces Japan.
FOLLOWING ARE HIGHLIGHTS FROM TODAY’S NBCSN, CNBC, MSNBC & USA COVERAGE OF THE 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES IN SOCHI:
Cris Collinsworth on Shaun White in the men’s halfpipe competition: “For all that this guy has done in this sport…he sort of was the Tiger Woods…everyone acknowledges that this sport wouldn’t be the same without him…so when somebody beats him, when ‘iPod’ (Iouri Podladtchikov) goes up there and beats him, it’s sort of a new day in the sport.”
Jeremy Roenick on Canada’s 3-2 win over Team USA in women’s hockey: “If you’re talking about this game not meaning anything – this was huge for the Canadian team. To me, losing four games (in a row to Team USA), coming in and playing the way they did tonight and making the U.S. team look very average has got to be a huge confidence boost.”
Natalie Darwitz on Team USA’s confidence after the loss to Canada: “Obviously they lost a big game tonight – they want it back. However, it’s the Olympics – you’ve got to move on. They have a tough Finland team they have to face next, and they have to beat them. The goal is that you come back next week and face team Canada in a gold medal game.”
A.J. Mleczko on Canada’s win over Team USA: “We talked about the importance of this game. On paper there’s very little significance other than the ranking, but for Team Canada…this changes the entire landscape of this Olympic tournament.”
Mike Milbury on Sweden’s 4-2 win over the Czech Republic in men’s hockey: “We learned that when they’re on top of their game, they’re a pretty dominant, puck-possession type team. But like any good team, if they start to take things for granted – (and) I think they did against the Czechs – they can be had.”
Johnny Weir on Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir in the pairs’ free program: “The wind was slightly out of their sails today – the sharpness wasn’t there.”
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