February 20th, 2014
We’re headed towards medal rounds and knockout phases of most of the competitions, and it’s time a little recap and channel guide for what’s left in these Olympic games. Most events can be streamed online at NBCOlympics.com, and everything else will be either live or tape-delayed on USA Network, NBC, NBCSports Network, MSNBC and CNBC on Dish Network. Guide below:
LadiesÂ Figure Skating (Ladies’ Free Skate) Gold Medal Round, Thursday, Feb 20, 8:00PM ET, NBC (delay)Â — Prime time coverage of the Ladies Figure Skating still ranks as the 4th most watched event in US TV history back in ’94 (Harding/Kerrigan), and there’s a reason: Americans love this event. It officially ended Thursday morning but NBC will replay it with full coverage Thursday night as always.
Men’s Hockey Semifinal, USA vs. Canada, Friday, Feb 21, 12:00PM ET, NBC Sports Network — Quite obviously one of the marquee events of the entire games, this one could be an absolute classic. Canada barely skated by Latvia, and the US has been on a role. But, this is Canada’s sport — their national identity. Expect this one to live up to the drama and hype that NBC is sure to display.
Men’s Hockey Final (TBD, Feb 23 7:00AM ET, NBC) and Men’s Hockey Bronze Medal Game (TBD, Feb 22, 10:00AM ET, NBC Sports)Â — Win or lose, the USA Men’s team will play in one of these matches. Sweden and Finland square off on Friday and will make up the United States’ opponent in either case.
Men’s Biathlon (relay) (Feb 22, 3:00PM ET, NBC) — It’s not every day you get to see grown men shoot guns while skiing. Don’t blow your last chance this year.
Four Man Bobsled Gold Medal Round (Feb 23, 5:50AM ET, NBC Sports) — No Jamaican bobsled in this round (sorry, Cool Runnings fans) but this should be treat as it always is. Danger and speed. What more could you want?
Alec Lepage is a Sports and News Blogger for Dish Network and multiple sports blogs. Follow him on Twitter @TheAlecLepage
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