World Ice Dance Champions Meryl Davis & Charlie White Highlight NBC's Saturday Primetime Coverage of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games

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February 7th, 2014

Meryl Davis Charlie White

via press release:

WORLD ICE DANCE CHAMPIONS MERYL DAVIS & CHARLIE WHITE OF U.S. HIGHLIGHT SATURDAY PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF THE 2014 OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES

 

LIVE Coverage Begins Tomorrow, Sat. Feb 8 at 3 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Team USA Women’s Hockey vs. Finland

 

LIVE Coverage of Team Figure Skating on NBCSN Begins at 9:30 a.m. ET

 

MSNBC Presents 2010 Vancouver Olympic Women’s Hockey Gold Medalist Canada vs. Switzerland LIVE at 8 a.m. ET

 

All Events Live Streamed on NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports Live Extra Mobile & Tablet App

 

Stamford, Conn, - February 7, 2014 - NBC’s primetime coverage tomorrow, Saturday, February 8, features the ladies’ and ice dance teams short programs on the second day of the inaugural team figure skating competition. 2010 Olympic silver medalists and reigning World ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White anchor a strong American team for the short program. In women’s moguls, 2010 Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney returns to the Olympics in hopes of becoming the first freestyle skier to win two gold medals. Also making its Olympic debut is men’s snowboard slopestyle, featuring a trio of high-flying Canadians, including 20-year-old phenom Mark McMorris, who looks to recover from a disappointing first day of qualifying.

 

Day 1 of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games begins on NBCSN at 3 a.m. ET Saturday, February 8, with live coverage of women’s hockey as 2010 Vancouver Olympic silver medalist Team USA begins its title bid against bronze medalist Finland. NBCSN’s coverage on Saturday continues at 5:30 a.m. ET with the gold medal finals for women’s skiathlon and the men’s speed skating 5000m event. Live coverage of team figure skating will begin with the ice dancing short program at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. At 8 a.m. ET on Saturday, MSNBC features live coverage of women’s hockey with 2010 Vancouver Olympic gold medalist Canada vs. Switzerland.

 

On Sunday, February 9, NBC’s primetime coverage includes the gold medal final for the team figure skating event concluding with the ladies’ free skate and ice dancing free dance. Also during primetime, Bode Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic skier of all time, attempts to become the third American to win gold in the men’s downhill event, and South Lake Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson competes in the women’s snowboard slopestyle final, where she is favored to win the event’s first gold medal. Rounding out primetime coverage, is men’s ski jumping in the individual K-95 event where Austrian star Gregor Schlierenzauer looks to win his first individual Olympic gold medal in the event.

 

Live coverage on Sunday, February 9, begins at 3 a.m. ET on NBCSN with Sweden vs. Japan in women’s hockey.

 

NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports Live Extra app allows cable, satellite and telco customers to live stream more than 1,000 exclusive hours of Sochi Olympics content, including all sports, all competition and all medal events. The NBC Olympics Highlights and Results app is the home of up-to-date TV and online streaming schedules, live results, athlete profiles and replays of the Games’ most memorable moments. In addition, through the “Primetime Companion” section, the app serves as the signature second-screen tool for NBC’s nightly primetime coverage.

 

For more information on live streaming, please go to: NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra

 

For the full schedule of NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage, please go to: NBCOlympics.com

 

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Listings subject to change (all times ET unless otherwise noted).

 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (DAY 1)

 

NBC

 

2:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Men’s Ski Jumping - Individual K-95 Competition

 

Men’s Biathlon - 10km Sprint Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Speed Skating - 5000m Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final

 

8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

 

Figure Skating - Team Event

 

Ice Dancing Short Dance

 

Ladies’ Short Program

 

Men’s Snowboarding - Slopestyle Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Moguls Gold Medal Final

 

Midnight - 1 a.m.

 

Figure Skating - Team Event

 

Pairs’ Free Skate

 

Men’s Luge - Singles Competition

 

1 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.

 

Primetime Encore

 

NBCSN

 

3 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.

 

Women’s Hockey - USA vs. Finland (LIVE)

 

5:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

 

Women’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

Men’s Speed Skating - 5000m Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

 

Figure Skating - Team Event

 

Ice Dancing Short Dance (LIVE)

 

11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Figure Skating - Team Event

 

Ladies’ Short Program (LIVE)

 

Pairs’ Free Skate (LIVE)

 

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

 

Game of the Day: Women’s Hockey - USA vs. Finland

 

MSNBC

 

8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

Women’s Hockey - Canada vs. Switzerland (LIVE)

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

 

  • Figure Skating Team Event - Short Dance, Ladies’ Short Program: For the first time in Olympic history, figure skaters of all four disciplines compete on the same team in this new event. On day two of the three-day competition, the ladies and ice dance teams skate their short programs, with 2010 Olympic silver medalists and reigning world champions in ice dance Meryl Davis and Charlie White anchoring a strong American team.
  • Snowboarding - Men’s Slopestyle Gold Medal Final: Slopestyle, a new judged event in which riders perform tricks and high-flying jumps over a downhill course, makes its debut in Sochi, promising to bring to the Games the same excitement that has characterized snowboard halfpipe. The men’s event will feature a trio of high-flying Canadians, including 20-year-old phenom Mark McMorris.
  • Women’s Freestyle Skiing - Moguls Gold Medal Final: Hannah Kearney returns to the Olympics in hopes of becoming her sport’s first two-time Olympic champion. Since winning gold in Vancouver, Kearney has dominated women’s moguls, capturing the 2013 world title and the moguls World Cup title the past three seasons.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

 

  • Men’s Ski Jumping - Individual K-95 Competition: Switzerland’s Simon Ammann has shown his ability to rise to the occasion at the Olympics, sweeping both individual events in 2002 and 2010, but the spotlight may be on Austrian star Gregor Schlierenzauer, who collected three medals in Vancouver.
  • Men’s Biathlon - 10km Sprint Gold Medal Final: A combination of fast skiing and precise shooting, biathlon remains the only winter sport in which the U.S. has never won an Olympic medal. But New York native Tim Burke will look to change that in Sochi, where he will face tough competition from the home team. Russian Biathlon Union president Mikhail Prokhorov, the billionaire tycoon who also owns the Brooklyn Nets, set a goal of two or three gold medals for his athletes at the Games.
  • Men’s Speed Skating - 5000m Gold Medal Final: Reigning Olympic champion Sven Kramer of the Netherlands will be hard to beat, but the home crowd will be pulling for 2010 bronze medalist Ivan Skobrev, who competes for Russia but spends offseasons in Connecticut, where his family has lived for the last 15 years.
  • Women’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final: Norway’s Marit Bjorgen won this event in Vancouver and has a chance to challenge the all-time Olympic Winter Games women’s record of 10 medals. She enters Sochi with seven.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Late Night):

 

  • Figure Skating Team Event - Pairs’ Free Skate: Following the short program phase, the field is cut from ten teams to five. The free skating phase begins with pairs, with the Americans expected to be in medal contention.
  • Men’s Luge - Singles Competition: Luge legend Armin Zoeggeler of Italy will attempt to become the first Olympian - summer or winter - to win six consecutive medals in the same individual event.

 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Women’s Hockey - USA vs. Finland: The U.S. women have won medals at all four Olympic tournaments but no gold since 1998. They begin their title bid LIVE against 2010 bronze medalist Finland, which upset the Americans 3-1 in November. Finland goalie Noora Raty, who made 58 saves in that game, led the University of Minnesota to its second consecutive national title and the first undefeated season in women’s NCAA hockey history last year.
  • Women’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final: Norway’s Marit Bjorgen won this event in Vancouver and has a chance to challenge the all-time Olympic Winter Games women’s record of 10 medals. She enters Sochi with seven and begins her attempt LIVE in the event she won in Vancouver.
  • Men’s Speed Skating - 5000m Gold Medal Final: Reigning Olympic champion Sven Kramer of the Netherlands attempts to defend his title LIVE in the 5000m. But the home crowd will be pulling for 2010 bronze medalist Ivan Skobrev, who competes for Russia but spends offseasons in Connecticut, where his family has lived for the last 15 years.
  • Figure Skating Team Event - Short Dance, Ladies’ Short Program, Pairs’ Free Skate: For the first time in Olympic history, figure skaters of all four disciplines compete on the same team in this new event. On day two of the three-day competition, the ladies and ice dance teams skate their short programs LIVE, with 2010 Olympic silver medalists and reigning world champions in ice dance Meryl Davis and Charlie White anchoring a strong American team. The top five nations will qualify for the free skate round, beginning with pairs immediately following the ladies’ short program.

 

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (DAY 2)

 

NBC

 

2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

 

Figure Skating - Team Event Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Free Skate

 

Women’s Biathlon - 7.5km Sprint Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Speed Skating - 3000m Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final

 

7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

 

Figure Skating - Team Event Gold Medal Final

 

Ladies’ Free Skate

 

Ice Dancing Free Dance

 

Men’s Alpine Skiing - Downhill Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Snowboarding - Slopestyle Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Ski Jumping - Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final

 

11:35 p.m. - 12:35 a.m.

 

Men’s Luge - Singles Gold Medal Final Runs

 

12:35 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.

 

Primetime Encore

 

NBCSN

 

3 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.

 

Women’s Hockey - Sweden vs. Japan (LIVE)

 

5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

 

Men’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

Women’s Speed Skating - 3000m Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

 

Men’s Luge - Singles Competition (LIVE)

 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 

Figure Skating - Team Event Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

 

Men’s Ski Jumping - Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Hockey Encore

 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 

Game of the Day: Hockey

 

MSNBC

 

8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

 

Women’s Hockey - Russia vs. Germany (LIVE)

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Primetime):

 

  • Figure Skating Team Event - Ladies’ Free Skate, Free Dance: The first-ever medals for figure skating’s new team event will be handed out following the ladies’ free skate and the free dance. The competition favors the most well-rounded skating countries, meaning the fight for the podium will be fierce among Canada, the United States, and host country Russia on the event’s final night.
  • Men’s Alpine Skiing - Downhill Gold Medal Final: Skiing’s signature race covers two miles in two minutes and has been won by two Americans. Bode Miller, the most decorated U.S. Olympic skier of all time, would like to become the third after winning bronze in Vancouver. The 36-year-old Miller will have to contend with a deep field of rivals, led by Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist and reigning world champion.
  • Women’s Snowboarding - Slopestyle Gold Medal Final: South Lake Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson is favored to win the first gold medal as women’s slopestyle makes its Olympic debut. The 23-year-old avid environmentalist has been the dominant figure in the event in recent years.
  • Men’s Ski Jumping - Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final: At just 24, Austrian star Gregor Schlierenzauer is already being called one of ski jumping’s all-time greats, but is still in search of his first individual Olympic gold medal. Swiss rival Simon Ammann, who has broadened his aerial skillset by earning his pilot’s license since sweeping the individual events for a second time in Vancouver, could also be in the hunt.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Daytime):

 

  • Figure Skating Team Event - Men’s Free Skate: The final day of the first-ever figure skating team event gets underway with the men’s free skate. The competition favors the most well-rounded skating countries, meaning the fight for the podium will be fierce among Canada, the United States, and host country Russia on the event’s final night.
  • Women’s Biathlon - 7.5km Sprint Gold Medal Final: Russia lost a medal contender when biathlete Anastasia Kuzmina changed her citizenship to compete for Slovakia at the Vancouver Games, where she won gold in the sprint. She returns to her home country to try to defend her Olympic title.
  • Women’s Speed Skating - 3000m Gold Medal Final: Germany’s Claudia Pechstein looks to win her fourth Olympic medal in this event, 20 years after her first. Another medal would give the 41-year-old 10 for her career, tying the all-time Olympic Winter Games women’s record.
  • Men’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final: Norwegian Petter Northug, who is his nation’s most popular athlete, takes the snow in Sochi for the first time in the event formerly known as the pursuit. After winning four medals, including two gold, in Vancouver, Northug could be poised for an even bigger haul in Sochi.

 

NBC HIGHLIGHTS (Late Night):

 

  • Men’s Luge - Singles Gold Medal Final Runs: Luge legend Armin Zoeggeler of Italy will attempt to become the first Olympian - summer or winter - to win six consecutive medals in the same individual event.

 

NBCSN HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Men’s Cross-Country - Skiathlon Gold Medal Final: Norwegian Petter Northug, who is his nation’s most popular athlete, takes the snow in Sochi for the first time LIVE in the event formerly known as the pursuit. After winning four medals, including two gold, in Vancouver, Northug could be poised for an even bigger haul in Sochi.
  • Women’s Speed Skating - 3000m Gold Medal Final: Germany’s Claudia Pechstein attempts to win her fourth Olympic medal in this event LIVE, 20 years after her first. Another medal would give the 41-year-old 10 for her career, tying the all-time Olympic Winter Games women’s record.
  • Men’s Luge - Singles Gold Medal Final Runs: Luge legend Armin Zoeggeler of Italy goes for history LIVE when he attempts to become the first Olympian - summer or winter - to win six consecutive medals in the same individual event.
  • Figure Skating Team Event - Men’s and Ladies’ Free Skate, Free Dance: The first-ever medals for figure skating’s new team event will be handed out following the men’s and ladies’ free skate and the free dance. The competition favors the most well-rounded skating countries, meaning the fight for the podium will be fierce among Canada, the United States, and host country Russia on the event’s final night.
  • Men’s Ski Jumping - Individual K-95 Gold Medal Final: At just 24, Austrian star Gregor Schlierenzauer is already being called one of ski jumping’s all-time greats, but will be in search of his first individual Olympic gold medal LIVE in the men’s individual K-95. Swiss rival Simon Ammann, who has broadened his aerial skillset by earning his pilot’s license since sweeping the individual events for a second time in Vancouver, could also be in the hunt.
 
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