FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, February 20th, 2022
TERRY GANNON, TARA LIPINSKI AND JOHNNY WEIR HOST PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS CLOSING CEREMONY TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. ET ON NBC AND PEACOCK
Mike Tirico Anchors Olympic Gold Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock
Five-Time Olympic Medalist Elana Meyers Taylor Serves as U.S. Flag Bearer at Closing Ceremony
Tirico Interview with IOC President Thomas Bach on Daytime Coverage Today at 2 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock
Figure Skating Gala & Jessie Diggins Winning Silver in Cross-Country Skiing 30km Highlight this Afternoon’s Coverage (NBC and Peacock, 2 p.m. ET)
Most Up-to-Date Olympic TV Listings on NBCOlympics.com
STAMFORD, Conn. – Feb. 20, 2022 – NBC Olympics’ figure skating commentators Terry Gannon, Tara Lipinski, and Johnny Weir host primetime coverage of the Closing Ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics from the Beijing National Stadium tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
The enhanced primetime presentation of the Closing Ceremony features athlete interviews, profiles, a countdown of the top moments of the Games, and more.
Andrea Joyce, who worked the 2022 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony, will join NBC News’ Sam Brock and Anne Thompson as on-site reporters for the Closing Ceremony.
Mike Tirico opens tonight’s primetime coverage at 7 p.m. ET with Olympic Gold, a look back at the Games’ most memorable performances, on NBC and Peacock. Andy Browne, the Editorial Director of Bloomberg New Economy Forum, and Jing Tsu, the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Studies & Comparative Literature at Yale University and author of Kingdom of Characters, a book about the politics of the Chinese language, join the one-hour special and provide context and closing thoughts on the Games.
Tirico interviews IOC President Thomas Bach about the 2022 Winter Olympics during today’s daytime coverage on NBC and Peacock. The two segments are scheduled to air at 2:55 p.m. ET and 4:45 p.m. ET.
Also among highlights of this afternoon’s 2 p.m. ET daytime coverage on NBC and Peacock are the figure skating gala, featuring Beijing Olympics gold medalist Nathan Chen, Vincent Zhou, and Alysa Liu as well as Jessie Diggins winning a silver medal in the women’s cross-country skiing 30km.
Elana Meyers Taylor, who won the silver medal in monobob and bronze medal in two-woman bobsled at the 2022 Winter Olympics to bring her career Olympic medal total to five, was selected by her teammates to serve as the flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony for the United States.
This marks the third consecutive Olympics that Gannon, Lipinski, and Weir serve as Closing Ceremony hosts (Tokyo and PyeongChang). NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app, via authentication, will also stream the enhanced primetime presentation of the Closing Ceremony at 8 p.m. ET.
NBC OLYMPICS PODCASTS
Below are highlights of today’s NBC Olympics’ podcast offerings across The Podium and In The Village:
The Podium: Indigenous Olympic athletes Abby Roque (women’s hockey) and Ukaleq Slettemark (biathlon) join host Lauren Shehadi.
In The Village: Five-time Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor (bobsled) joins host and three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel.
To listen to NBC Olympics’ full suite of 2022 Winter Olympics podcasts, click here or discover the new NBC Olympics Podcasts Channel on Apple Podcasts. Podcast episodes are available for download on all major podcast platforms.
For the latest comprehensive Olympic TV schedule information, please visit https://www.nbcolympics.com/schedule.
NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will provide comprehensive streaming coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics Games via authentication.
Listings subject to change (all times ET unless noted).
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (DAY 16)
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Figure Skating – Gala
Alpine Skiing – Team Event
Women’s Cross-Country Skiing – 30km
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.