Sochi Olympics: What to Watch This Week
Posted on: February 11, 2014
Sochi Olympics: What to Watch This Week

After a little more than a weekend’s worth of competition, Canada leads in the medal count, followed by Netherlands and Norway. Team USA is in 4th, with the host country Russia currently 5th in the standings. Expect some shakeups before it’s all said and done – there’s still a lot of competition left to go!

As previously mentioned, you have LOTS of options to watch these Sochi Olympics on your TV and online. For our purposes here, I’ll mostly focus on Primetime coverage, but you can also watch these events earlier in the day on NBC Sports Network or anytime online.

What to Watch On Tuesday, we’ll get our first in-competition look at premier snowboarder Shaun White as he mounts his defense of his gold medal and looks to make some history for himself with the three-peat. Speaking of history, we’ll also see the Olympic debut of women’s Ski Jumping. Figure Skating returns with the pairs short program and concludes on Wednesday, with Russian hopes pinned on Volosozhar & Trankov to reaffirm Russian dominance in pairs Figure Skating.

The halfpipe Snowboarding gold medal finals are also on Wednesday, along with the Speed Skating 1000m race, where Shani Davis attempts to become the first American man to win the same event at three Olympic Winter Games. On Thursday, women’s Skeleton starts (check out those helmets!) and we’ll see the men compete in the Slopestyle Skiing finals. Men’s Figure Skating begins, with American Jeremy Abbott looking to redeem a disastrous program in the team competition. The Russians are looking to see if the battered back of Evgeni Plushenko will hold up for two more skates to conclude a storied career, and  Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu was a highlight in the Team competition and definitely one to watch in the individual competition.

Over the Weekend Cozy up on this Valentine’s Day with the Sochi Olympics! Men’s Figure Skating wraps up Friday evening in primetime. You can also watch the gold medal runs in women’s Skeleton and teammates Bode Miller and Ted Ligety try to up the US medal count in men’s super-combined.

Saturday brings out the star power, with Americans Julie Mancuso, J.R. Celski and Shani Davis all competing. Davis, a 2-time 1500m silver medalist tries to take the title. The 1500m is one of Celski’s best Short Track events. And Mancuso is looking to add a gold medal to her three world championships in women’s super-G.

Then on Sunday, Team USA’s best hope for a gold medal in Figure Skating, Ice Dancing team Davis & White, takes the ice for their short program. Bode Miller and Ted Ligety are expected to also compete in the men’s super-G, where Ligety is the reigning world champion. Sunday evening also includes Snowboard Cross, women’s Speed Skating and two-man Bobsledding.

Remember, we’ve temporarily grouped the NBCUniversal channels airing coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in one easy-to-find location on your channel lineup.

  • Bakersfield: NBC HD (KGET) – 1235 NBC Sports HD – 1236 MSNBC HD – 1237 USA HD – 1238 CNBC HD – 1239
  • Birmingham: NBC HD (WTVM) – 1030 NBC Sports HD – 1031 MSNBC HD – 1032 USA HD – 1033 CNBC HD – 1034
  • Central Florida: NBC HD (WESH) – 1200 NBC Sports HD – 1201 MSNBC HD – 1202 USA HD – 1203 CNBC HD – 1204
  • Indianapolis: NBC HD (WTHR) – 1030 NBC Sports HD – 1031 MSNBC HD – 1032 USA HD – 1033 CNBC HD – 1034
  • Michigan: NBC HD (WDIV) – 400 NBC Sports HD – 401 MSNBC HD – 402 USA HD – 403 CNBC HD – 404
  • Tampa: NBC HD (WFLA) – 1200 NBC Sports HD – 1201 MSNBC HD – 1202 USA HD – 1203 CNBC HD – 1204

Go Team USA!

What are you watching from Sochi?

Nicole LaNeve
Nicole LaNeve

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