Prime-time coverage of Winter Games to start early

February 5, 2013
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photo - FOR STORY RUSSIA SOCHI YEAR TO GO - In this photo dated Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013,  The main Olympic stadium is seen under construction at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, with just one year till the opening ceremony of the winter Olympic 2014 Sochi Games.  The Black Sea resort of Sochi is a vast construction site sprawling for nearly 40 kilometers (25 miles) along the coast and 50 kilometers (30 miles) up into the mountains, with no escape from the clang and clatter of the construction works, the drilling, jack-hammering and mixing of cement. (AP Photo/Igor Yakunin) Photo by STR
FOR STORY RUSSIA SOCHI YEAR TO GO - In this photo dated Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, The main Olympic stadium is seen under construction at the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, with just one year till the opening ceremony of the winter Olympic 2014 Sochi Games. The Black Sea resort of Sochi is a vast construction site sprawling for nearly 40 kilometers (25 miles) along the coast and 50 kilometers (30 miles) up into the mountains, with no escape from the clang and clatter of the construction works, the drilling, jack-hammering and mixing of cement. (AP Photo/Igor Yakunin) Photo by STR 

NEW YORK — Prime-time coverage of the Winter Olympics will start a day early next year in Sochi.

NBC officials said at a news conference Tuesday that the network will televise events the night of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. That night's coverage will include slopestyle snowboarding, likely starring American boarder Shaun White.

Such coverage will precede the opening ceremony for the first time. With 12 new events added for 2014, the IOC needed to expand the length of the games, which will start on Thursday.

Prime-time coverage of Winter Games to start early

Updated: February 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

NEW YORK — Prime-time coverage of the Winter Olympics will start a day early next year in Sochi. NBC officials said at a news conference Tuesday that the network will televise events the night of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. That night's coverage will include slopestyle snowboarding, likely...

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