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Winter Olympics TV schedule and highlights

By: The Washington Post
February 14, 2018 Updated: February 21, 2018 at 9:41 am
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Norway's skip Thomas Ulsrud prepares to push the stone during their men's curling match against Japan at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

There is a 14-hour time difference. Events listed here are those shown on that particular day in Eastern Standard Time.

(Events in the TV listings are tape-delayed unless indicated as LIVE. OAR is Olympic Athletes from Russia.)

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Wednesday, Feb. 21

What to watch: Can a skier be considered an all-time great without an Olympic gold medal? Marcel Hirscher of Austria thinks so, but he’ll try to add one to his résumé in the slalom. American David Wise defends his freestyle halfpipe gold medal. The U.S. women, led by Jessie Diggins, have a chance to break a medal drought in cross-country skiing in the team sprint event. Elana Meyers Taylor and Jamie Greubel Poser, medalists in Sochi four years ago, are back to lead their teams in the two-man bobsled. The Dutch could add to their speedskating medal haul with golds in the men’s and women’s team pursuit, but Japan is a favorite in the women’s event, and New Zealand — with just one Winter Olympics medal ever — could find the podium in the men’s.

TV schedule: 
NBC
 
3-5 p.m. Speedskating, team pursuit gold; men’s cross-country, team sprint gold
8-11 p.m. Men’s skiing, slalom first run (LIVE); men’s freestyle skiing, halfpipe gold (LIVE); women’s bobsled, two-man gold; women’s cross-country, team sprint gold
11:35 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Men’s skiing, slalom gold (LIVE)

NBCSN 
2:40-5 a.m. Men’s hockey, quarterfinal (LIVE)
5-7:10 a.m. Men’s curling, U.S.-Britain
7:10-10:45 a.m. Men’s hockey, quarterfinal (LIVE); women’s bobsled, two-man gold
10:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Speedskating, men’s and women’s team pursuit gold; cross-country, men’s and women’s sprint gold
2-5 p.m. Men’s curling, U.S.-Britain
8-10:45 p.m. Women’s curling, Canada-OAR
10:45 p.m.-2 a.m. Women’s hockey, gold (LIVE)

USA 
2:30-5 a.m. Women’s hockey, bronze (LIVE)
5-7:10 a.m. Men’s curling, Sweden-Norway
7:10-9:30 a.m. Men’s hockey, quarterfinal (LIVE)

CNBC 
5-8 p.m. Women’s curling, U.S.-Sweden

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Thursday, Feb. 22

What to watch: Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova, competing as Olympic Athletes from Russia, are favored to win women’s figure skating gold. The Americans counter with Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen. Julia Marino and Hailey Langland are contenders in the big air competition.

TV schedule: 
NBC
 
3-5 p.m. Women’s biathlon, 4x6km relay gold; men’s Nordic combined, team large hill gold
8 p.m.-midnight Figure skating, women’s free skate gold (LIVE); women’s skiing, combined, downhill run (LIVE); women’s snowboarding, big air gold (LIVE); short-track speedskating, men’s 500 and women’s 1,000
12:35-2 a.m. Women’s skiing, combined, slalom run, gold (LIVE); women’s freestyle skiing, ski cross gold

NBCSN 
2-5:20 a.m. Snowboard, men’s and women’s parallel giant slalom; men’s Nordic combined, team large hill gold; curling, men’s and women’s tiebreaker
5:20-7:45 a.m. Women’s biathlon, 4x6km relay gold (LIVE); men’s Nordic combined, team large hill/4x5km gold (LIVE)
7:45-10:45 a.m. Short-track speedskating, men’s 500 and women’s 1,000 gold
10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Curling, men’s and women’s tiebreaker
1:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Men’s curling, semifinal
7-10 p.m. Figure skating, women’s free skate (LIVE)
10 p.m.-2 a.m. Men’s curling; short-track speedskating

CNBC 
5-8 p.m. Men’s curling, semifinal

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Friday, Feb. 23

What to watch: American speedskater Shani Davis, 35, competes in what may be his final Olympics. Bulgaria could get its first medal in snowboarding from Radoslav Yankov in men’s parallel giant slalom. Ester Ledecka of the Czech Republic could make history in the parallel giant slalom if she is able to medal in both Alpine skiing and snowboarding. Also, there are the men’s hockey semifinals and the men’s 50km cross-country race.

TV schedule:

NBC 
3-5 p.m. Men’s biathlon, 4×7.5km relay gold
8-11 p.m. Skiing, team event gold (LIVE); men’s snowboarding, big air (LIVE); men’s bobsled, four-man; men’s speedskating, 1,000-meter gold
11:35 p.m.-1 a.m. Men’s and women’s snowboarding gold, parallel giant slalom gold

NBCSN 
2-5 a.m. Men’s hockey, semifinal (LIVE)
5-6:30 a.m. Men’s speedskating, 1,000 gold (LIVE)
6:30-9:30 a.m. Men’s hockey, semifinal (LIVE)
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Men’s curling, bronze
12:30-4 p.m. Women’s curling, semifinal
8 p.m.-midnight Men’s biathlon, 4×7.5km relay gold; women’s curling, semifinal
Midnight-3 a.m. Men’s cross-country, 50km gold (LIVE)

CNBC 
5-8 p.m. Women’s curling, semifinal

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Saturday, Feb. 24

What to watch: The U.S. bobsled program was reeling after the unexpected death of Steven Holcomb last year. Codie Bascue, just 23, has become the Americans’ best driver, but as usual, Germany is the team to beat. The men’s medal matches in hockey will be intriguing despite — or maybe because of — the absence of most of the world’s best players. Mass start speedskating makes its Olympic debut.

TV schedule: 
NBC
 
3-6 p.m. Men’s and women’s speedskating, mass start golds; men’s cross-country, 50km gold
8-11 p.m.Figure skating gala (LIVE); men’s bobsled, four-man gold (LIVE)

NBCSN 
3-6:30 a.m. Men’s curling, gold
6:30-9:30 a.m. Men’s hockey, bronze (LIVE)
9:30-11 a.m. Men’s and women’s speedskating, mass start golds
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Women’s curling, bronze
7-10:30 p.m. Women’s curling, gold (LIVE)
10:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Men’s hockey, gold (LIVE)

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Sunday, Feb. 25

What to watch: Given the time difference, the final day offers few choices, none of them live. The women’s cross-country gold and a replay of the men’s gold medal hockey game will have to tide you over until the Closing Ceremonies.

TV schedule: 
NBC
 
3-6 p.m. Women’s cross-country, 30km gold
8-10:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies

NBCSN 
2-4 a.m. Women’s cross-country, 30km gold
6-10 a.m. Men’s hockey, gold

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